Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Spirit

An entrepreneurial spirit is at the heart of our institution.

We champion new ways of thinking and create an environment where students can unleash their creativity, push boundaries, and venture into the unexplored. Students are not only encouraged to start new initiatives, they are provided with the resources and training they need to be successful. We continually strive to foster this entrepreneurial mindset and develop the capacities which enable our students to create value and make a difference in society.

Many of our students express the desire to learn how to launch their own business or projects and during their time at IE University many begin. Each of the degree programs at IE University has a strong focus on cultivating students’ entrepreneurial skills, which includes the basic know-how from business and management classes and seminars, an education with a high focus on humanities that allow students to view the world from new perspectives, and the resources through the Start-Up Lab and the IE Venture Lab.

Different options

Discover different ways to develop your entrepreneurship spirit and initiatives

IE Start-Up Lab

A platform that provides the training, resources, networks, and support needed to start your business and establish your own company.

IE Start-Up Lab

IE Venture Lab

An opportunity to take your degree project, or a business opportunity you have envisioned, to the next level.

IE Venture Lab

Business Plan Challenge

A chance to pitch your business ideas or projects to the IE University Community.

Business Plan Challenge

Entrepreneurship Evenings

We hold in campus the Entrepreneurship Evenings events where our entrepreneurs, both alumni and students, meet to share their startup ideas and experiences with all the IEU community.

IE University Entrepreneurs

Meet some of our entrepreneurs and learn more about their projects!

Jorge Schnura

Co-founder at Source{d}

“Entrepreneurship is a journey of ups and downs, you need to keep your execution constant”

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Munya Gwisai

Co-founder at Pich

“I would summarize entrepreneurship as perseverance, the biggest challenge is to remain focused on your idea”

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Cayetano Ortiz

Founder at Wii Hotels

“For me entrepreneurship means creating a company that makes the society and you win together”

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Felicitas Dammertz and Lucia Dammertz

Founders at Chhaya

“Entrepreneurship is living our dream, it is not only a job is passion”

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Jannik Buddenburg

Co-founder at Edubackr

“You got to have an idea that you think is going to bring value to the people”

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Wilhelm Christensson

Co-founder at Edubackr

“Learn more about yourself and understand how you can create benefit by helping people around you”

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Pablo Jódar

Founder at Paella Chef

“Entrepreneurship is great, you do what you love”

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Carlos Ripoll

Founder at Netspot

“I see entrepreneurship as an adventure”

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Agustin Redondo

Founder at B-VIP

“Entrepreneurship is a way of being, every time you face a problem you have to use your imagination to find new answers”

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