Become your own type of entrepreneur with our diverse selection of mind-opening and skill-building initiatives. Whether you want to start a local tree-planting business or go global with a groundbreaking app idea, you’ll find your place at IE University.
Our initiatives are powerful tools for growth, a way for you to hone the skills, mindset, and behaviors needed for success in any company and any industry. These skills include, but are not limited to:
Become a persuasive presenter by pitching valuable ideas, boost your confidence at networking events, sharpen your business savvy in a startup lab, strengthen your leadership abilities in group projects… The experience is what you make it. Make it count.
This initiative serves as a bridge, connecting talented individuals with promising startups, fostering collaboration and the growth of the entrepreneurial community at IE. In this platform, IE startups can post their available positions, while current IE Students can explore and find opportunities to gain valuable entrepreneurial experience.
Every Thursday at 7pm in Area 31, you can join in the fun to pitch, brainstorm, and network with potential investors in an informal setting. These sessions are open to students, entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone curious about startups and entrepreneurship.
IE Venture Days hosted in Madrid are full- or half-day conferences and start-up pitch competitions where you can meet and mingle with startups, investors, corporations, accelerators, and industry experts.
Since its founding in 2012, South Summit has grown into a leading annual entrepreneurship event that has attracted more than 25,000 startups from more than 120 countries, and has achieved more than $10 billion invested in our finalists.
What we focus on:
Bringing together startups, investors, corporations, accelerators, and industry experts, IE Venture Days are international events that support and nurture the entrepreneurial community by providing a platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration, fostering innovation and the growth of startups.
In partnership with IE Business School, Elle Magazine hosts an exciting competition that celebrates the ambitions of young entrepreneurs by seeking out the most inventive, imaginative, and feasible business projects, offering an attractive cash prize and an invaluable full scholarship for the Master in Management program at IE Business School to the winning entry. Bounce your ideas around and be mentored by pros in this innovation incubator.