IE Venture Network

EVERY THURSDAY SINCE 2011. Pioneering Entrepreneurship.

Venture Network Area 31, May 30th @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:

Rafael Alcalde, QROWD MAKERS

Iván Briones, CEO Zoolife

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

CITIBOX, David Douglas

Citibox is a software platform that connects couriers to end-users who receive parcels at home. The platform manages 3rd party smart mailboxes installed in the common areas of people’s apartment buildings, providing a seamless online shopping experience while radically increasing the efficiency and convenience of the true last mile parcel delivery.
Twitter: @citiboxES

UGROUND, Pablo Díez

At UGROUND we provide all type of companies with a disruptive technology and the adequate methodology for their digital transformation. Our strategy has been successfully proven in more than 40 clients worldwide, and is based in a new paradigm, alternative to traditional software engineering , named Semantic Engineering. We use it to develop corporate-wide, fast, flexible and scalable solutions without the need of coding, what permits us to generate the Digital Twins of any organization. Our goal is being the world’s preferred partner for the Digital Transformation of every business, in order to align it with its sector and challenges.

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, May 30th, 7-9pm

Calle de María de Molina, 31, Madrid, Spain

María de Molina, 31 (Area 31)The Garden