Our Entrepreneurial Spirit
We believe in the power of innovation and enterprise. We encourage our students to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions, whatever they may be.
In 1973, our school was founded by a group of ambitious entrepreneurs. These individuals set the tone for what IE Business School would become—a dynamic institution committed to innovation, disruption, and above all, entrepreneurship. It’s part of our DNA and we’re proud of the entrepreneurial spirit that defines us.
Our mission is to promote the development and consolidation of startups founded and led by IE students and alumni.
IE alumni start their own companies
International Venture Days in the last 3 years
IE students trained in entrepreneurial management every year
Thanks to our unique entrepreneurial ecosystem, IE students and alumni have exclusive access to a wealth of resources and opportunities to help make their vision a reality.Learn more
With programs like Venture Lab, aspiring entrepreneurs can explore their business ideas in an optimal environment. At weekly Venture Network events, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to practice their pitch in front of a group of experts.Learn more
Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Area 31 is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at IE and the home of its Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Teams who have been accepted into IE’s startup accelerator, the Venture Lab, work in Area 31, while receiving training, mentoring and resources to validate their ideas and launch. A select number of startups, created by IE alumni, also work in Area 31, contributing their experience and skills to the overall ecosystem.
Area 31 hosts Venture Networks almost every Thursday at 7pm, and we welcome everyone to attend and have a beer with us afterwards to network. Events related to entrepreneurship like workshops, clinics and fire-side chats, are also often held in the evenings in Area 31.Discover Area 31
Apply for IE’s next Venture Lab!
We are now accepting applications for Venture Lab. If you are an IE student or alumnus/a with an idea for a scalable business, then apply to IE’s Venture Lab! Venture Lab is IE’s startup program, which provides training, mentorship and resources to help teams of 2-4 people go from idea to a validated, launch-ready business!
22 Jun 2018
Venture Network: Apply to Pitch!
Venture Networks Area 31 are weekly pitch slams held every Thursday at 7pm in IE Business School’s Area 31 (lower level of María de Molina 31). ...
20 Feb 2018
Venture Lab 2018 begins soon!
Do you have an idea for a startup? Maybe you don’t have an idea, but you’re eager to take part in our next Venture Lab acceleration ...
19 Feb 2018
Announcing the Selected Teams for the 10th Edition of IE’s Startup Incubator in Area 31
Their success has elevated the standards and the quality of the applications continues to rise. We want to thank all applicants for their commitment ...
14 Mar 2017
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