Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 12th of March 2015

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

As IE Venture Day Madrid approaches, Venture Lab teams are working on inverstor readiness for semifinals. As part of their program, we're holding a speaker series with investors on Tuesday and Wednesday. Also, the application deadline for the upcoming Venture Lab intake is almost here. Monday's team building session will help them put their teams together and it is also an opportunity for people who are not present IE students but would want to join one of the teams and access the Venture Lab.

On our opportunities section you can read about IE's Startup Lawers program, the 4th Health 2.0 Madrid event on eHealth and Zink Shower, the startup conference for those in the creative and collaborative industries. Finally, on our blog you can read about ELITE program, aimed at boosting SMEs’ opportunities to internationalize throughout Europe.


The Spanish Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Monday March 16th 2015
Location: Area 31

This is a private session taught by professor Concepcion Galdon for Babson students visiting IE Business School.

Venture Lab Team Building Session

Monday March 16th 2015


Location: Area 31

If you are an entrepreneur, designer, programmer, engineering, scientist, marketeer or other who wants to join a startup team or has a great idea to share we want to hear from you. Come and join forces to form Spain´s most diverse startup teams together with our students! This is an open event but space is limited, please RSVP to

Please note that this is a bilingual event, pitches can be made in Spanish or English.Each entrepreneur will have 5 minutes to pitch their idea.

Venture Lab Session: Getting Funded and Speaker Series with Investors

Tuesday March 17th 2015

Wednesday March 18th 2015


Location: Area 31

As IE Venture Day Madrid approaches, Venture Lab teams get ready for their semifinals. Next week investors will join the session to talk about investor readiness and funding strategy.


Startup Lawyers

Start up lawyers is a program that aims to tackle all the practice areas of law that affect counselling entrepreneurs and startups. It provides lawyers with a methodology that adapts to the profile of the entrepreneur in various sectors. more info

4th Health 2.0 Madrid: Internet based Medical technologies

Date: March 16th, 7pm

Health 2.0 Madrid is a hub for Health Care and innovative ICT. Its fourth edition will be devoted to those internet revolutions which create new products and services. Three entrepreneurs will present their projects on Cloud computing, Biotech equity Crowdfunding or health social networks. Book your seat now, as they are running out on our MeetUp group.

Zinc Shower

Application Deadline: March 15th

Zinc Shower is an international event for the creative and collaborative economy held in Madrid. It is a meeting show for entrepreneurs and investors. Selected projects opt to have a booth at the meeting show for promoting , networking and contacting potential investors.

Zinc Shower will be held on May 8th and 9th at Matadero Madrid. Last year the event had nearly 4,000 attendees and 30 accredited media reps . More info


ELITE boosts SMEs’ opportunities to scale in Europe

Author: Rafael Pardo Ortiz, IE University BBA Student

This week, the London Stock Exchange Group has presented its ELITE program at IE; a program focused on small and mid-sized companies. ELITE provides a platform that connects the involved enterprises with investors throughout Europe and a training program to foster the competitiveness, visibility and attractiveness of the participants.

Read More


The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Monday, March 16th, 19:00-21:30, Only half of the space will be available
  • Tuesday, March 17th, 19:00-21:30, Only half of the space will be available
  • Wednesday, March 18th, 19:00-21:30 Only half of the space will be available
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