IE Venture Network

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, January 17th @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:

Jose Antonio Carpintero, Seed CDC

Leticia Claramunt, Vice ILP

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

Event BR, Roberto Galves

Event BR is a digital platform and a mobile app launched initially in Brazil and incubated by ÀS Comunicação, a 12-year-old agency focused in event production and management, with projects all over Brazil and abroad. The platform bridges those who need to plan and execute any kind of event to the corresponding suppliers. Customers can search suppliers by city/category, request information and a proposal, book, pay, review and recommend event suppliers, everything in the same place. Customers have added-on benefits such as, specialized insurance, guaranteed supply and qualified feedbacks. On their side, suppliers get exposed to a wider base of potential customers at low or no cost, helping particularly small and medium suppliers to scale their businesses.


GreyHounders, Marta Frenna

GreyHounders is a project that aims to accelerate the digitization of the optical sector.Born as Digital Native Vertical Brand of fashion eyeglasses, its objetive is to break off with the traditional way of buying prescription glasses.

The business model is based on the possibility for the user to buy his prescription glasses without leaving his home, choosing the frames he likes the most from our web and receiving them home for free, living the experience of trying and using them for 5 days, before choosing the preferred one.


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. 17th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden