Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Our Entrepreneur-in-Residence program invites experienced, serial entrepreneurs to Area 31 to mentor students on their startup journey. EIRs may either be on-site in Madrid or may provide mentoring remotely. The role of these entrepreneurs is to coach and advise our startup teams, primarily those in the Venture Lab Accelerator. Currently, there are over 10 serial entrepreneurs based in Silicon Valley participating in this program, and many others based in Spain and other European countries.

Lola Garralda,

CEO & co-founder of Pentagrom
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Diego Soro,

CEO at Fundera.
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Cayetana Pablos Llona,

General manager of bluebottlebiz.com
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Matt Heusch,

CEO and co-founder of Pitstapp and HeyPlease.
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Manuel Muñiz,

CEO of MIOTI, founder of Pinama Inversiones, former CEO of Yamimoto
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Joe Haslam,

Chairman of Hot Hotels @hot_app.
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Iñaki Arrola,

Founder and CEO of coches.com
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Ken Sandy,

Executive-level product management and operations
Industry Fellow & Lecturer at UC Berkeley
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José Almansa,

Co-founder Impact Hub Madrid, From The Bench games, Pocket University, Perception Hub and Fusion Community.
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Gerardo Seeliger,

Associate professor, IE Business School
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Fernando Becerra Farelo,

Managing director at SSW Early Fund
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Ed Fernandez,

Mentor and advisor at Singularity University and the Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology in Silicon Valley, member of the Young Presidents Organization, a global NGO of leaders and entrepreneurs under 45, an active contributor to CNBC in the United States, guest lecturer and mentor at IE Business School and author at Plataforma Editorial.
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Daniel Oliver,

Founder and director of Capital Cell, president of the Spanish Crowdfunding Association, co-founder and member of the board of directors at the European Equity Crowdfunding Association, member and advisor at the European Commission’s Crowdfunding Stakeholder’s Forum, founder of Creoentuproyecto.
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Miguel Arias,

COO at CartoDB
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Marta Esteve,

Founder and CEO of Soysuper.com, partner/investor in other projects like Vinogusto.com, 11870.com and FamiliaFacil.es.
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