Entrepreneurial Spirit at IE
If there is a school fully committed to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit, it is IE. The school itself was founded by entrepreneurs, and the entrepreneurial spirit forms an integral part of IE’s day-to-day fabric – from the teaching methods we use in our classrooms and the manner in which we develop new programs for the next generation of students, to how we engage with the external community of investors, government agencies and start-ups.
Our mission is to promote the development and consolidation of business start-ups proposed and launched by IE students and alumni, both in Spain and worldwide, and to foster an ecosystem aimed at facilitating the funding of past, present, and future business projects as an engine for growth and social welfare.
We like to lead
We know that the best way to manage change is to lead it, which is why our practical vision of training in entrepreneurial skills is based on teamwork and aimed at giving our students a broader perspective, to make it easier for them to be proactive and willing to assume risks while staying in touch with reality. As a direct result of the emphasis we place on entrepreneurial spirit, more than 10% of our students set up a business immediately after they graduate from IE.
Internationally recognized in the academic arena as a leader in innovation, IE’s success is unquestionably rooted in its entrepreneurial vision.
We support our students
Though IE is strongly committed towards supporting our students and alumni in developing entrepreneurial projects to the next level, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center’s activities go beyond the classroom and directed to all agents who interact on a day to day basis within our economic reality.
A number of initiatives are launched with the sole purpose of improving the results and conditions needed in order to create a more entrepreneurial and competitive society. IE Business School’s doors are open to all entrepreneurial activities, and for this reason it is has become a world-wide reference.