IE Venture Network
EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.
Venture Network Area 31, December 13th @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:
Adrián Gorritxo, Socios Q
Miguel Maté, Afintup.com & Business Angel
The two startups that will present their project in 7 minutes are:
Arex Real Estate Exchange, Miguel Linera Alperi & Francisco Hernández Parga
By using blockchain & smart contract technology, we aim to be the first to create an internacional real estate market as liquid as stock markets are nowadays. The RE market is a market worth approximately 217tr$ of which only 1% is transacted annually. We think that this low figure of transaction is based primarily on three main issues: The price of the properties (What results into families only buying one or two houses during their lifetime), the international barriers to trade and investment and the amount of bureaucracy and paperwork. By implementing Blockchain, we can nowadays eliminate the second and third problem, being the first one more a regulatory issue than an operative issue as today in most countries if you want to co-invest in a property you have to do it either through a private or public company. Our idea is that if we can solve points two and three the transaction volume will rise exponentially, even a 1% increase would signify an incremental potential market of 2.17tr$. When the regulation is favourable, the platform will be working as a regular exchange and we will just have to implement the tokenization tools in the process.
We already have a network that is developed and working and we are now moving towards having our tools of smart renting and tokenization ready in the short-medium term. The tools that we already have access to will help us standardize a common due diligence process for investment in Real Estate assets, that will result into the creation of a common Set of International Standards for Investment, something that doesn’t exist nowadays. Companies and individuals will be required to comply with our Standards to be able to list assets in our exchange.
Jelurida Swiss SA, Francisco Sarrias
Jelurida is a blockchain software company that enables enterprises to build decentralized applications utilizing the Nxt and Ardor technologies, offering scalable proof-of-stake blockchain solutions, with a unique parent-child chain architecture, built on top of five years of software development and production blockchain experience.
Our blockchain solutions:
Ardor is a scalable blockchain-as-a-service platform designed for broad business adoption. Its parent-child chain architecture allows companies to build their products and services using child chains while relying on the infrastructure of nodes and security provided by the Ardor parent chain.
Ignis child chain:
Ignis is the public and permissionless Ardor child chain that allows businesses to issue a token on the Ardor platform.
Nxt is a blockchain technology available for public and private use, with a five-year development history, proven stability, a massive community, and a well-established proof-of-stake model.
If you have a startup and would like to pitch, please contact Allison Rohe: firstname.lastname@example.org
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IE VENTURE NETWORK @ AREA 31
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!