IE Start-Up Lab

The IE University Start-Up Lab

IE University is rooted in entrepreneurship and the Start-Up Lab reflects its commitment to empower students who want to turn their business ideas into reality.

Many of our students come to IE University with a business plan. The Start-Up Lab is a platform that provides the training, resources and networks needed, through an organized and sequential way,  that will help you start a business and establish your own company. The Start-Up Lab provides seminars and training in areas like marketing, funding, strategy and legal aspects, as well as practical workshops throughout the year led by experts and entrepreneurs. Professors and experts work with you to consolidate the different areas of your business plan so that you can then pitch your plan to investors and launch your business.

 

Turn your ideas into reality

IE University will inspire you to be entrepreneurial in any field or discipline. We provide an environment where you can be open to new ways of thinking, release your creativity, and venture into the unexplored.

Think like an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship as a career choice is not for everyone, but everyone should learn to think like an entrepreneur. IE University is rooted in entrepreneurship and continually strives to empower its students with an entrepreneurial outlook and to develop the capacities which enable them to pursue new projects and initiatives that 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 they begin to make those ideas a reality. Each year new social initiatives, projects and businesses are launched by our students. Students are not only encouraged to start new initiatives, they are provided with the resources they need to be successful.Each of the degree programs at IE University has a strong focus on cultivating students’ entrepreneurial skills, providing the basic know-how through business and management classes and seminars, a humanistic education that allows students to view the world from new perspectives, and resources through the Start-Up Lab.

IE Start-Up Lab

The Start-Up Lab serves as an incubator for students’ business initiatives and guides them through the process of creating and starting a business. If you bring a solid business plan to the Start-Up Lab, you will be given the training, resources and networks you need. Many of our students come to IE University with a business plan. The Start-Up Lab is a platform that provides the training, resources and networks needed, through an organized and sequential way, to help you start a business and establish your own company. The Start-Up Lab provides seminars and training in areas like marketing, funding, strategy and legal aspects, as well as practical workshops throughout the year led by experts and entrepreneurs. Professors and experts work with you to consolidate the different areas of your business plan so that you can then pitch your plan to investors and launch your business.

How it works

Bring a business idea

You must bring a well prepared, viable business plan, outlining your vision and describing in full the business or initiative. Two professors will review the business plan with you, helping you to polish it and strengthen weak areas. You will also attend workshops focused on the skills that entrepreneurs need.

Training to launch your plan

External experts on marketing, finance, strategy, and legal aspects will work with you on the next steps, according to your business plan’s needs. You will also have privileged advice and tutorship from retired CEOs and successful entrepreneurs who will share with you a wealth of knowledge and insights from their personal experiences.

Pitch to angel investors

We bring angel investors to consider the business plans that pass the first two steps. You will then pitch your business plan and, if you are successful, investors will provide funding. IE University will also work with you on all the legal aspects of setting up your business.