IE Venture Network

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, January 31st @7pm

Venture Network, an informal weekly pitch slam, is an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs. Venture Network is a forum in which you can engage with the entrepreneurial community, promote your startup, and have the opportunity to pitch before a panel of investors & entrepreneurs. Venture Network is unique in that it is a very informal gathering where startups can meet investors in a casual setting over beers and snacks and focus on what’s important: building relationships. Venture Network is a great way to perfect your pitch, get feedback on your product, and meet the local startup community.

Venture Network's jury this week includes:

Iván Briones, CEO Zoolife / Z00 ADVISORY GROUP

Yolanda Díaz, WA4STEAM

The two startups that will present their project in 7 minutes are:

Play Insert Coin, Leila Bentahar Palate

Corporate training through Gamification. Today's society is demanding new learning methodologies. We develop personalized games to optimize the training of your workers.


Profesor CBD, Borja Iribarne

Profesor CBD is a digital native vertical brand which was born from a personal necessity. Some month ago I started to look for a natural remedy that could help my mothers pains, she has rheumatoid arthritis. When I founded Cannabidiol as a natural solution I quickly realized that it was a global solution for a particular problem.

In Spain there are more than 70% of the population with sleep problems, 40% with anxiety problems and 15 with joint problems, and the CBD is able to combat all these problems in the least intrusive way.

The next steps were to develop the business model, find the best suppliers and create a digital environment of trust for the consumer. From there came the sales, the recurrence and now we face the jump to Europe with our own brand.


If you have a startup and would like to pitch, please contact Allison Rohe:

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IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world. Through its Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, IE offers its students and alumni training, mentorship and resources to ideate, validate and launch startups thanks to programs like the Venture Lab. The Venture Networks, organized by the Venture Lab team, are organized with the aim of fostering a community atmosphere and spirit in Area31 for the greater Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem and also for IE students and alumni who are interested in entrepreneurship. The startups who pitch can be from anywhere (with no ties to IE) and investors who are interested in helping out early stage startups, meet aspiring entrepreneurs and stay abreast of what startups are up and coming are welcome to participate. Contact us!


Thursday, Jan. 31st, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden