Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 10th of September 2015

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

As the teams in the present edition of the Venture Lab work hard to create the MVPs, new teams are getting ready to apply to the next intake. On Monday, Paris de L'Etraz will be hosting an Opportunities Lab in Area 31 for those interested in joining a team or adding people to their own team. But it is going to be Master in International Management students who make the most of Area 31 next week. Every section in the incoming class will come to Area 31 for an Entrepreneuring Workshop with Daniel Soriano. And, as always, you're invited to join us for pitching and beers on Thursday at Venture Network Weeklies.

On our opportunities section, don't miss the chance to participate in the Hackathon on IoT we're preparing in collaboration with IBM and Vodafone. We're specially looking for management profiles to complement the technical people that have already registered.


Opportunities Lab

Monday, September 14th 2015


Location: The Valley

The Venture Lab is IE's 5 month startup acceleration program. If you are a designer, programmer, engineer, scientist, marketeer or other who wants to join a startup team or has a great idea to share we want to hear from you. Teams participating in IE's Venture Lab Accelerator must have at least one IE student of Alumn in the team. RSVP emailing

Workshop: Entrepreneuring

Monday, Sept 14th, 9am-6pm
Tuesday, Sept 15th, 9am-6pm
Wednesday, Sept 16th, 9am-6pm
Thursday, Sept 17th, 9am-6pm

Location: The Valley

Led by professor Daniel Soriano, these workshops will help participants develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills. These are private sessions for students enrolled in IE Business School's Master in International Management.

Venture Network Weeklies

Thursday, September 17th 2015

19:00- 21:30

Location: The Garden

Our weekly informal gathering for entrepreneurs and investors. IE's weekly pitch slam, in a casual setting over beers, is perfect to focus on what’s important: building relationships, practicing and improving. Find more info and register to pitch here.


Future Hacks is coming to Madrid and you’re invited

On 9-11 of October, 80 developers, makers, designers and business people will come together at the Future Hacks Hackathon focusing on Internet of Things at Madrid at Area31. It’s 54 intensive hours of hacking and building awesome stuff.

And why IoT? Well the new rule for the future is going to be “anything that can be connected, will be connected”. So lets disrupt the future of IoT together…

Hurry up - it’s limited seats! :-)

Top Seeds Lab: Open for applications

Deadline: September 20th
If you have a tech based startup with an already established team, Top Seeds Lab holds and opportunity for you. They're now recieving applications to their accelerator program: €50,000 investment + support services + access to investors for each of the startups they select. Learn more.


Worktoday app comienza el verano con fuerza y se hace un hueco en las mejores aceleradoras y programas de España

Worktodayapp, empresa lanzada por antiguos alumnos de IE Business School y participante en la Incubadora de IE en Área 31, nace para unir a personas que quieren trabajar y son grandes profesionales con jefes que necesitan con urgencia una ayuda extra en sus empresas:
  • Impact, una de las 16 aceleradoras avaladas por la Comisión Europea ha seleccionado a Worktoday en su Segunda Open Call para formar parte de su programa de financiación, aceleración y mentoring
  • Startup Alcobendas selecciona a Worktoday para formar parte de su programa de aceleración
  • Worktoday está entre los finalistas de la fundación Everis al emprendimiento y a la innovación
  • Premio Fast Track de Wayra en El Gran Pitch de Socios Inversores
See more


The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Monday, Sept 14th, 9am-9pm Only half of the space will be available for coworking
  • Tuesday, Sept 15th, 9am-6pm Only half of the space will be available for coworking
  • Wed, Sept 16th, 9am-6pm Only half of the space will be available for coworking
  • Thursday, Sept 17th, 9am-6pm Only half of the space will be available for coworking
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