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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