Entrepreneurship goes far beyond starting a business. It’s constantly asking why – and why not. It’s wondering if there’s a better or more efficient way to do things. It’s having the boldness to bet on innovation.
It’s the desire to create social change. And it’s the kind of quality that takes you far, no matter your goals.
Whether you want to start your own business, excel in someone else’s, or anything in between, an entrepreneurial mindset is the key to unlocking your potential. And not only does it help you – it helps the world. Entrepreneurship fosters innovation, creates jobs, promotes diversity, and encourages adaptability.
When you combine what you’re passionate about with what you’re good at and what the world needs, you’re left with a fulfilling and successful career journey.
The world of entrepreneurship has exploded in recent years, and it shows no sign of slowing down. As new generations of workers bring new demands and goals with them, entrepreneurship is providing an alluring and sustainable solution.
You can become your own kind of entrepreneur by:
What all of these types of entrepreneurs have in common is a set of skills and traits that make them highly sought-after: drive, creativity, and outside-the-box thinking.
There’s room at the table for all types at IE University. Check out some of the members of our Entrepreneurship community :
IE University was created by and for entrepreneurs. Our community is and has always been made up of doers, creators, practitioners, and industry pros with their sleeves rolled up and their minds wide open. Back in the 80s, we became the first-ever university to include entrepreneurship as a mandatory course for all programs. In short, it’s in our DNA – and part of our guiding principles.
Entrepreneurship is a palpable energy on campus. It’s how we see the world and dream our dreams. It’s a way of tackling challenges and finding solutions. We give you the mentality, the toolbox, the opportunities, and the community to become a lifelong entrepreneur. It’s no wonder we were ranked #1 in Europe for Entrepreneurship Teaching.
Empower entrepreneurial professionals to build sustainable value propositions that make a positive impact in the world.
It’s no coincidence that everyone you meet at IE University – students, faculty, and beyond – has a strong entrepreneurial spirit. It’s an ecosystem bursting with life and possibility, where in any given room on campus, a new idea is brewing. We nurture this way of thinking both inside and outside the classroom.
But it doesn’t come easy. To embody this way of life, you have to know how to manage risk. You have to embrace that the only way to really create value and make an impact is through effective problem-solving and innovation. And we get you there by training you to ask the tough questions. We teach you through failure and iteration. And we create a diverse environment brimming with new perspectives, where you can learn, experiment, and grow.
During your time at IE University, you’ll fine-tune the way you think and behave, developing the skills needed to become an entrepreneur inside and out. Whether you’re starting your own business or innovating from within a pre-existing organization, you’ll have the transversal, future-proof skills you need to succeed – thanks to the endless initiatives we offer our budding entrepreneurs.
Startup accelerators, mentorship programs, networking events, industry coaching, student clubs… At IE University, there are infinite ways to get involved and grow as an entrepreneur. We even have a dedicated team at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation who ensures there’s no shortage of opportunities to get your hands dirty. And our cutting-edge spaces – such as the renowned Area 31 – are incubators for your best ideas.
Our tight-knit network of entrepreneurs includes founders, professors, mentors, investors, partners, companies, collaborators, and so much more. They lead entrepreneurship-related research projects, debates, conferences, and award shows. And while a huge part of entrepreneurship is how you think and what you love, it’s also who you know. Here, you’ll find a culture of ongoing connection, collaboration, and support that you won’t find anywhere else. Endless opportunities await.