Area 31 Newsletter

Wednesday, October 11th

Dear Area 31 Entrepreneurs and Friends,

Are you curious about neurosciences? Want to see how the brain reacts in real time to Marketing? Then, register for “Brand building in the age of cognitive overload” on Tuesday! You will be able to witness a LIVE DEMO with an EEG scanner.

Need some tips on how to apply to Enisa? Join us next week in Area 31 for the EnisaBooster Workshop on Wednesday and get an answer to all your questions!

Also, don't forget to take a look at the opportunities section and make sure you don’t miss any !!

Finally, this week, due to the bank holiday, there will be no Venture Network but no worries, we'll be back on Thursday 19th !


Brand building in the age of cognitive overload

Tuesday , 17th October, 2017

17.00h-19.00h- Area 31

Discover some of the latest neuroscience research !!

This is a private event, if you'd like to attend, please register here


Wednesday, 18th October, 2017

16.00h-19.30h- Area 31

ENISABOOSTER is a didactic and practical workshop that aims to clarify all the doubts about applying for a participatory loan from ENISA.

During group formation we will see:

• What type of company Enisa finances

• How to focus the application writing

• The typical questions of Enisa

We will then deliver a self-assessment questionnaire and facilitate meetings with Ana Durán, CEO of Innobooster, Private Innovation Agency with 100% success in submitting projects to Enisa and Pedro Sotoca, investment director of Enisa.


Fintech Venture Day NYC

Wednesday, 18th, October 2017


New York City

Deadline to apply as a Startup: October, 8th

Do you think you have what it takes to pitch at IE's Fintech Venture Day NYC? We are inviting FinTech startups, founded in the last two years, in the following fields: Payments, Alternative Lending, Investment Advisory, Client and Risk Analytics, Digital Delivery of Financial Services, General Fintech Services.

In order to compete, you must submit an application at the following link



Deadline: October 29th

The Collider is the pioneering program promoted by Mobile World Capital Barcelona that addresses the challenge of connecting the results of scientific research with entrepreneurial initiative. If you want to create a highly disruptive startup, applying your knowledge and experience,the Collider is your opportunity to make it happen with all the necessary resources: methodology, equipment, experience and investment.

Apply now

LOOKING FOR scientific profiles linked to research centers or to a university research group, with relevant knowledge in the areas of technologies (AI, IoT, VR / AR, Blockchain)

LOOKING FOR entrepreneurial profiles with demonstrable experience in the creation of startups, or with great capacity to lead and develop a business.

Schoolarship for Owners Scale-up Program

Deadline: October 20th

IE Business School and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center fare excited to celebrate the 7th annual edition of one of the most in-demand programs for entrepreneurs, the Owners Scale-Up Program. We are offering an exclusive 20% scholarships for members of Pasión IE that meet the following requirements:

  • Application and enrollment in the program before October 20, 2017.
  • Brief description of your venture and your expectations for growth in the next 3-5 years. (250 words)

See here for further details.


Deadline: October 29th

Introducing the CBRE Proptech Challenge, the first national digital and technology-based solutions competition that will revolutionize the real estate sector. As part of its drive to attract talented individuals, CBRE plans to reward disruptive and innovative solutions that add value to society as a whole, to players within the sector (owners, investors, occupiers and visitors) and to the company. Sign up to the challenge today. Register here.


Deadline: October 30th

The Chivas Venture is an annual competition that sees entrepreneurs compete for a share of $1million in funding for their world changing start-up.

They are looking for innovative start-ups that use business to solve global social or environmental challenges. Social entrepreneurs with a mission to create a better future

Apply for the Chivas Venture

The most promising startups - one from each country participating in The Venture - will make it to the global final where they'll have a chance to win the share of $1 million in funding.


Deadline: 2018

We are glad to announce the winners of the First Edition of IE Rockets - see the main site for details here

If you missed out on this opportunity, do not worry ! IE Rockets is still looking for inspiring and driven Edtech Startups.

So, if you are a EdTech Startup and you think your product and vision are able to change our way of reinventing Higher Education, contact with the Team here and stay posted for more information.

The application process will start in January 2018.

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