5
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APPLY TO VENTURE DAY MADRID! May 5th 2015

Escrito el 5 marzo 2015 por entrepreneurship en emprender

5
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Women Resilient Cities Competition

Escrito el 5 marzo 2015 por entrepreneurship en emprender

Yesterday, March 4th, World Bank and IE Business School launched the WE’ Resilient Cities Competition, a start-up competition to transform ideas related to risk management into ventures. The event took place at Area 31, IE Business School. Enclosed you can find the details of the competition and the calendar:

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  Do you want to start or expand your own venture? Do you want your project to help in making your city safer, more resilient and more competitive?

The World Bank Group in partnership with IE Business School is launching a start-­up competition to transform your ideas into opportunities www.weresilient.org

WB_WE'Resilient CitiesCompetition Rules

Please read the following requirements before you complete the application to the WE’Resilient Cities Competition!

1. Location. The business proposed in the WEP application must run or

be-­willing to run their activities in the following cities: Beirut, Cairo, and Djibouti.

2. Pre-­Start Ups and Start Ups Only. Organizations for-­‐profit or non-­‐profit must

be in pre-start or start-­‐up stage and should be ventures with a need for seed or start-up capital. An established organization with a growth project looking to expand its activities is eligible to apply.

3. Individuals or Teams. Applicants can participate as an individual or as part of a team

of up to six. Each team can include female and male members provided that the team appoints a female team leader. The team leader is the main contact and one other member should be designated as the secondary contact. Ideally, the team leader or the main contact should be conversant in English. The team leader will represent the team in the Grand Finale event (please refer to timetable below). The secondary contact will attend on an exceptional basis.

4. Age. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older must have a strong interest in

starting their own organization or expanding their early stage venture – both nonprofit and for profit.

5. Residence. At least one member of the team or the individual applicant must be a

legal resident or citizen of Egypt, Djibouti or Lebanon. Documentation will be required.

6. Ventures Committed to Urban Risk Management. Applicants will present actionable, sustainable and scalable business solutions to clearly identified city risks. The risks involve disaster events, and or other city level risk that can cause social and economic shock in the target countries. Applicants could provide business solutions to issues such as food security, refugee, pandemic, resilient infrastructure, price volatility, natural hazards, flooding, water security, climate risk, energy security, digital risk management, and health. Examples of successful business ideas include but are not limited to: solutions that integrate big data, analytics, resilience land use planning, infrastructure design; technology that provides timely risk information to stakeholders in case of emergencies; development of low-cost solar-powered fans and lanterns to address power cuts; development of emergency response services.

7. Information sessions. The information sessions will cover competition

requirements, the application process, and the selection process.

8. Application. The application deadline is Friday, April 10 by 11:59 pm EST.

The application is submitted online under the team leader’s name and must include all team members.

9. Prizes for Semi-Finalists. Semi-finalists will be invited participate in a workshop offered by IE Business School. They will also receive Online mentoring by IE

Business School experts and mentors. The WE’Resilient Cities Competition will also offer networking opportunities with industry leaders in the risk management sector.

10. Prizes for Winners. In addition to the above, winners of the competition will receive financial awards ranging between $30,000 – $100,000.

 

Competition Calendar

  • Information Sessions: Feb. 15 – Mar. 4
  • Submission of Applications: Mar. 10 – Apr. 10
  • Selection of Semi-­‐Finalists (4 Semi-­‐Finalists per city): Apr. 30
  • Face-­‐to-­‐face workshops (City TBA): May 13– 14
  • Online Mentoring: May 15 – July 1
  • Submission of Final Deliverables: July 24
  • Selection of Finalists (2 Finalists per city): Aug. 10
  • Grand Finale in Marseille (1 Winner per city): Sept. 10 – 11

 

 

 

5
mar

IE Africa Day allows current students to network with African professionals and those with business experience on the continent and to learn about business and career opportunities from the speakers and other attendees. This year, IE Africa Day will showcase the latest developments and share how people can succeed in business in Africa. An accomplished set of thought leaders from across Africa and Europe will be coming to speak and to share their insights and inspiring stories. The speakers represent key industries such as agriculture, information technology, multimedia, financial services, tourism, and education, among others.  Here is a list of our diverse and exciting speakers.

Nuradin Osman - Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, AGCO Corporation

Rafael Gomez- Jordana Moya – Director African Unit, Santander Bank

Ambassador Smuts Ngonyama - Head of Mission, South African Embassy (Madrid, Spain)

Grace Obado - Director, Africa 2.0 Madrid; Director of International Affairs, Hidrolution (Kenya)

Jonathan Tawiah - Founder & CEO, Ostec Limited (Ghana)

Isaac Oboth - Founder & CEO, Media256 (Uganda)

Luis Folhadela - Private Equity Professional (Former Director, KPMG Angola; Former, Business Development Director, BFA Angola)

Stuart Minnaar - Founder & CEO, Studentology & Yappo (South Africa)

Gonzalo Garland - VP of External Relations, IE Business School

Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Jr. - CEO, African Leadership Network; Founder, Sino-Africa Centre for Excellence; Principal, Botho Limited

Join us for an insightful afternoon addressing the dynamic culture and growing opportunities that exist in Africa!

 

  • Venue: Aula Magna, (Calle Maria de Molina, 11)
  • Date: 12 March 2015
  • Time: 16:00 – 21:00

Tickets: online at IE Africa online ticket sales or Wed 4th – Fri 6th at Launch Pad MM31 – general tickets are €15

IE Africa Day - 1 pager with keynotes

3
mar

Idealista ha cerrado la compra del 35% de tercerob, la web que recopila y homogeneiza la información pública del sector inmobiliario de multitud de bases de datos relevantes (administración y servicios públicos en su mayoría) haciéndola accesible para todos los usuarios.

Esta operación, que tiene su germen en un encuentro del ie real estate club, integra todo el conocimiento del sector inmobiliario de tercerob en la base de datos más amplia y completa del mercado, facilitando a los usuarios de idealista información objetiva y actualizada para la toma de decisiones.

Para jesús encinar, fundador y ceo de idealista, “esta operación encaja perfectamente con la filosofía que hemos defendido en idealista desde nuestro nacimiento: aportar claridad y transparencia al sector inmobiliario”. 

Además, encinar apunta que “llevamos desde el año 2001 publicando nuestros informes de precio, que se han convertido en una referencia, y queremos seguir aportando cada vez más luz al mercado añadiendo toda la información que tercerob aporta

Tercerob  es el proyecto disruptivo de dos emprendedores madrileños (daniel pardo y daniel del pozo) y desde su fundación hace tan solo 3 años cuenta con diversos reconocimientos como el galardón a la ‘mejor startup europea’ otorgado por el ie business school.

Para daniel pardo, una de las principales ventajas de la página es “la facilidad con la que se muestra al usuario información difícilmente accesible. precisamente la idea de tercerob surgió al constatar que el 80% de la información inmobiliaria en internet no es indexable para los buscadores y, por tanto, está oculta para la mayoría de los usuarios. poder facilitarles este trabajo, ahorrándoles tiempo y dándoles valor añadido es la apuesta con la que nacemos”.

Aunque trabajando como equipos independientes, tercerob desarrollará su actividad bajo la marca paraguas de idealista. según afirma daniel del pozo “para tercerob es un orgullo poder formar parte de la familia de idealista. son más que obvias las sinergias entre las dos compañías y para nosotros era un paso lógico poder utilizar la plataforma del líder inmobiliario y ofrecer a los usuarios herramientas de ‘business inteligence’ que les permitan obtener toda la información necesaria para la toma de decisiones”

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mar

HeyPlease, la startup lanzada por Matthieu Heusch, antiguo alumno de IE, ha siHEYPLEASE_PRENSA (1)do elegida App oficial de restauración del 4YFN-Mobile World Congress. Matt pasó como emprendedor por el programa de aceleración de startups IE Venture Lab y luego, tras su graduación, participó en la Incubadora de IE en Área 31.

  • La app, invertida por el Banco Sabadell, está disponible en Android y web mobile.
  • HeyPlease está colaborando con Mahou San Miguel, líder del sector cervecero en España, en un piloto para implementar su solución móvil en 100 locales donde la compañía tiene presencia en Madrid
  • La aplicación ofrece soluciones tanto a usuarios, como a marcas y locales de restauración

HeyPlease, será la aplicación oficial de restauración en el marco del Mobile World Congress de Barcelona que se celebrará del 2 al 5 de marzo en la capital condal. La solución de pago móvil, elegida por 4FNY, permite a los usuarios pedir, pagar y canjear promociones a través de su móvil de forma rápida y sin esperas en bares, restaurantes y discotecas de forma gratuita para los usuarios. 4YFN es un evento internacional de startups y emprendedores mobile organizado por Mobile World Capital Barcelona y GSMA.

Asimismo, HeyPlease, permite conocer los hábitos de consumo de sus clientes a los locales de hostelería y marcas de bebidas con el objetivo de desarrollar promociones ad hoc y aumentar la segmentación y fidelización de los mismos. Matthieu Heusch, CEO y fundador de HeyPlease, asegura que “pretendemos mejorar la experiencia de los usuarios en restauración a través de nuestra tecnología móvil, que permite pedir y pagar más rápido, sin esperas, además de acceder a promociones exclusivas tanto del propio establecimiento como de marcas de bebidas”.

HeyPlease ofrece a las marcas y establecimientos datos de consumo de sus clientes, aumentando exponencialmente las posibilidades de fidelización y la realización de promociones personalizadas para cada tipo de consumidor. La solución móvil de HeyPlease no contempla una inversión o desembolso inicial por parte del local ya que su tecnología se integra en el propio software de gestión del local.

Jorge Bodas, director tecnológico de la firma, explica que “se puede pedir o pagar también sin la necesidad de descargarse la app, accediendo a su web vía móvil o conectándose a la wi-fi del establecimiento, ya que todos los puntos de venta donde opera HeyPlease ofrecen al cliente conexión de wi-fi gratuita”. Actualmente, HeyPlease está colaborando con Mahou San Miguel, líder del sector cervecero en España, en un piloto para implementar su solución en 100 locales donde la compañía tiene presencia en Madrid.

Con más del90% de capital español, la aplicación ha sido reconocida con diferentes galardones y ha sido ganadora del BStartUp10 entre más de 400 startups en 2014 así como del Seedrocket Bertelsmann en 2013. Además fue elegida mejor app internacional de restauración en los Mobile Premier Awards 2014. Entre sus inversores se encuentran el Banco Sabadell, el fondo de capital riesgo Civeta, así como varios ‘business angels’.

2
mar

Agenda Social Venture Network, 5th March

Escrito el 2 marzo 2015 por entrepreneurship en emprender

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26
feb

Meet the startups in Area 31: Query Day

Escrito el 26 febrero 2015 por entrepreneurship en emprender

Author: Ramón Olano, Queryday

What is Queryday?query-team-Mallorca

Queryday is a multiplatform survey technology (available on App, Web and Widget) that helps companies to capture the society’s opinion about any imaginable topic in an easy&visual way, real-time and geolocalized

We are also creating a Publishers network based on many media players with millions of segmented users, where we connect their users to brands.

Therefore brands will be able to use the panel to poll their audience.

Which problem are we solving?

  • 1st problem: On one side, companies invest billions in market research and surveys (+40Bn.) , based on traditional methodologies which bring expensive and inaccurate results
  • 2nd problem: Online Media Publishers (news sites, blogs, and magazines) are in a terrible financial situation, and need to increase their revenue urgently.
  • Solution: Why don´t we channel part of the company investment on surveys to publishers as an enhanced revenue format? By building a channel that connects Publishers to companies through our technology, companies can make use of a huge user base to poll their audience at a cheap price, and publishers can engage and monetize their visitors more effectively

Why Publishers should install your Widget?

Publishers will increase their revenues. How?

  • Our widget allows companyies to poll their audience. They will pay the Publisher per vote
  • Publishers will know better their audience, therefore they will be able to optimize their advertising and shopping channel
  • Our widget after voting the survey, transforms into an add with higher conversion rate
  • Increase the traffic, engagement, user interaction, sharing on social networks

Brands who embed our widget in articles and share their poll across social networks have seen 20-30% lifts in traffic compared to articles without polls. Not to mention all the likes, shares, retweets, favorites, and reblogs that create the traffic

How long have you been working on your idea?

We started developing the idea on May 2014.

What is your current stage of development?

We have already launched our app on Android/Ios and we will launch a new web during first week of march.

Who are your competitors?

There are numerous Social Polling players, mainly in the US. The big ones are: Thumb, Blurtopia Voice, Polar (which was acquired by Google last october), and Gopollgo (acquired by Yahoo! last year)

There are also big Survey Players such as Survey Monkey and Toluna. And many new entrants, such as Typeform, Survmetrics and Please.

What differentiates what you’re building from competitors?

Queryday distinguish itself from traditional survey companies by providing reliable, geolocalized, real time results in an entertaining experience.

Our key competitive advantage is the channel we have created between Publishers and Companies. Not just the disruptive technology we have developed, but the smart way we are using it to mutually bennefit from it

Regarding the social network platform, we have developed a sophisticated algorithm with over 20 variables to rank the questions that our community posts. Moreover, we use a question indexation that enables us to present to each user the best matching question at every moment based on his/her interests, friends, geoposition..etc, thus making the user experience more engaging and entertaining.

What kind of Milestones you have achieved ?

  • In just 5 months we have reached 20.000 users from over 50 countries.
  • Our platform has 250.000 votes and over 6.000 questions.
  • We have an app rate of 4,5 stars.
  • We have been selected to participate on Conector Accelerator and we have had media coverage on top newspapers and TVs

How do you make money?

We have 3 ways:

  • Web: Companies could create surveys through our web, for data collection, analytics and all kind of market research
  • Publishers Platform: we will provide the Publisher´s massive pool of respondents to companies, so they could poll their audience doing any kind of targeting (charging companies €1 per respondent)
  • Big Data: sell our data for market research purposes and to improve the media advertising channel.
    In fact, one of our goals is to increase the ARPU of Publishers. How? We will analyze all the big data gathered from the Publisher´s users to optimize their adds/banners.

What kinds of investors does the company have?

To date, most of the project has been self-financed by the founders. We have also received an ENISA loan of €50.000.

What is your investment Plan?

We are looking to raise €300k (€200 equity +100 public funding) for 12 months runway, solidify the team, develop the B2B and analytics platform and to do a marketing push to take us to the next milestone.

What advice would you like to give to potential entrepreneurs?

  1. Don´t start a project if the idea is difficult to monetize or the market is very small
  2. Make an effort of finding the best team possible
  3. Follow the methodology of lean startup
  4. Be ready to pivot
25
feb

AGENDA IE VENTURE NETWORK, 26th FEBRUARY

Escrito el 25 febrero 2015 por entrepreneurship en emprender

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86_marquesina_imagen_realTras haber superado las anteriores etapas del programa Comprometi2.0 de la Fundación Canal en colaboración con IE Business School, los diez jóvenes emprendedores ya están trabajando en Area31 para desarrollar sus proyectos de la mano de sus mentores.

Estos emprendedores han pasado un duro proceso de selección: de todas las ideas que se presentaron, un comité de expertos seleccionó a las 20 mejores de ellas. En enero se realizó el meeting point, donde los emprendedores tuvieron la ocasión de conocerse, tras lo cual, todos ellos pasaron un fin de semana “Smart Weekend”, en el que expusieron y desarrollaron sus ideas con el resto de los participantes. Los 20 jóvenes se dividieron en 10 equipos de dos personas, en función de la afinidad y complementaridad de sus ideas. De este fin de semana, salieron los actuales 10 seleccionados que, divididos en cinco grupos, están actualmente y durante los próximos dos meses desarrollando sus proyectos en Area31 de IE Business School de la mano de sus mentores, expertos en emprendimiento, contando también con el apoyo de un finalista de la edición anterior de Comprometi2.0 colaborando como mentor junior.

Durante este tiempo tendremos la oportunidad de ver desde cerca cómo van creciendo sus proyectos antes de que pasen a la última etapa de este programa en el que solamente uno de los grupos será el ganador y recibirá una beca para estudiar un máster in Management de IE Business School.

Los proyectos seleccionados son: Cheforu, Happy Rent, Mystery Tour, Mi Superabuelo y Vivi Madrid.

¿Quieres saber en que consisten los proyectos de estos jóvenes emprendedores? ¡Te los iremos contando poco a poco! Mientras tanto, te dejamos un vídeo resumen de lo que sucedió durante el Smart Weekend:  Imagen de previsualización de YouTube,

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