Area 31 Newsletter

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Do you have a family business background and would like to meet others involved in family business over beers? Don't miss the Kick-off of the Family Business Club on Tuesday. On Wednesday, come to Area 31 for a workshop on strategy and sales taught by a magician! You'll learn how to create the idea to buy your product in your customers' minds just like magicians make you choose the queen of hearts. On Thursday, Startup Chile will be presenting the new call for applications of their world class startup program. Join our weekly Venture Network, perfect for networking over beers on the same day!

On our opportunities section, don't miss the chance to apply to the Social Innovation Tournament! Are you a high tech entrepreneur and interested in health ventures? Learn about HEALTHSTART. Finally, on our blog you can read about how Ironhack taught startups founders how to build an MVP and correctly hire developers!


Entrepreneurial Mindset

Date: Monday, Feb 8th and Tuesday, Feb 9th

Time: 9:00-19:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley

Professor Daniel Soriano will teach this first session of the Entrepreneurial Management course to the students enrolled in the new intake of IE’s Master in International Management Program. Entrepreneurial Management is a core course that provides a forum for the in-depth examination of mindsets, methods, and managerial activities that follow the entrepreneurial process from opportunity recognition to growing ventures.

Family Business Club - Kick-Off Networking Event

Date: Tuesday, Feb 9th

Time: 19:30-21:00

Location: Area 31, The Valley

We´d like to kick-off the Family Business Club with a networking event featuring a keynote speech by Prof. Cristina Cruz. You will get the opportunity to present themselves for 30 seconds, mentioning your family business background and what you are interested in. We will follow with informal networking over a couple of beers. Please bring €5 that will go towards the family business summit funding. Register here.

Illusionism for Strategy and sales

Date: Wednesday, Feb 10th

Time: 17:00-18:30

Location: Area 31, The Garden

Jose María de la Torre defines himself as an Illusionist Engineer. ICAI Engineer in Electronics, he decided to model the way magicians design strategies for achieving goals that are by definition impossible and create ideas in their spectators' minds. Author of the book "Magia para Vender: Cómo generar ideas en la mente del público" (Empresa Activa, 2014). This workshop will focus on two basic ideas. Learn more.

Hey Madrid! Start-Up Chile Seed is opening a new application call!

Date: Thursday, Feb 11th

Time: 18:00-19:00

Location: Area 31, The Garden

Global startups with a with a prototype and are looking for validation in the Latin American market? Apply to Start-Up Chile Seed to be part of one of the most important accelerators in Latam and grow your business from Chile to the world! Don’t miss this Meetup, in cooperation with IE Business School - Chile Club, with all the information and details for the application process. Learn more here.

Venture Network Weeklies

Date: Thursday, Feb 11th

Time: 19:00 - 21:30

Location: Area 31, 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 attend here.


HEALTHSTART – high tech entrepreneurs for health ventures wanted

The acceleration program helps early-stage and high-tech projects, conceived by patient demands at care settings and designed by clinicians at Hospitals, get the strategic, operational, and financial support they need to transform ideas and prototypes into products and companies with potential to impact healthcare globally. High tech entrepreneurs are wanted! Learn more and apply here.

Social Innovation Tournament

Deadline: March 15th, 2016

Apply to the Social Innovation Tournament! It promotes the generation of innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that fight against social exclusion. It covers projects in a wide range of fields – from education, health care and job creation, to new technologies, new systems and new processes. Learn more and apply here.


Building your MVP with Ironhack

Have you ever wanted to hire a developer but you didn’t know where and how? Ironhack provided a workshop last Tuesday, Feb 2nd on of how to build an MVP for your startup. The coding bootcamp furnished founders with the necessary tools for hiring qualified developers! Read more here.


The use of Area 31 as a coworking space will be limited during the following days:
  • Monday, Feb 1st, 9:00h-19:00h. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
  • Tues, Feb 2nd, 9:00h-19:00h. Only half of the space will be available for coworking.
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