This one day conference, co-organized with BETA-I, brought together some of Iberia’s most influential early stage investors and entrepreneurs to share their experiences. The agenda included speakers like Paul Ford, José Martín Cabiedes, Carlos Blanco and IE alumni Jose Haslam, Daniel Neves and Eiso Kant (IE University), among many others. The investor panel and reverse pitch by Spanish and Portuguese investors, with Espirito Santo Investment, Jose Miguel Herrero, Pedro Janela, Santiago Salazar and Hugo Pereira, to name a few, was viewed as a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to understand how to better present their start-ups to investors.
The startup competition, with 10 finalists from IE and beyond, had a 40K investment prize from Eggnest, as well as best pitch prize and a scholarship for the Owners and Entrepreneurs Management Program! Ana Margarida Constantino, IE alum, won the €40k investment prize for BePetly.com, VitalID won the best pitch and Vivian Vendeirinho won the O&E! Over 270 people turned up to Venture Day Lisbon, and as many live streamed  it, which made it IE’s biggest International Venture Day to date!