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 t

Transform your mindset

From the moment you step foot on campus, you’ll be immersed in a world where ideas take flight. Here, there’s no such thing as a status quo.


The entrepreneurial mindset is palpable at IE University. It’s an attitude, a spirit, and a feeling. It’s a contagious way of thinking that makes you feel like anything is possible.

This mindset is a muscle our community chooses to exercise and strengthen in myriad ways: 

  • Academic modules
  • Hands-on labs
  • Research projects,
  • Thought leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Social debate
  • And so much more!

Through these activities, and simply by being engulfed in this community, you develop transversal, future-proof skills such as creativity, innovation, problem-solving, and leadership. And you’ll have all the tools, resources, and network you need to carve out your own bespoke entrepreneurial journey.


At IE, theory and practice work in tandem, constantly feeding into each other to achieve innovation. So while we’re out there experimenting, creating, and doing, we also keep our finger on the pulse of the academic world. Our community members conduct research on entrepreneurship, write award-winning publications, and engage in social debate and thought leadership.


Accelerate: From Tech to Business

This Executive Education program is aimed at professionals with technical and/or scientific backgrounds who want to learn the fundamentals of business management and entrepreneurship.

La Empresa Familiar 4.0

This Spanish-language program was created for owners of family businesses looking to pause, reflect, and innovate their business model. Gain the tools and insights to take your business to the next level.


Our Venture Capital program is for investors and entrepreneurs keen to hone their financial and interpersonal skills for venture capital financing. During the program, industry professionals guide participants through the deal process, combining class-based theory with real-world cases and practical group activities.

Academic Content


Students in the International MBA program can opt into this innovative startup lab where trial and error is our MO. The lab has seen hundreds of brilliant startups go from a seed of an idea to a fully developed business plan.


All IE students – regardless of their degree – have this multidisciplinary leadership program built into their learning journey. Here, they are presented with some of society’s most pressing and complex issues, and are tasked with ideating sustainable solutions that make a positive impact.

Our spaces

Area 31 is a space where our students and alumni go to bring their ideas to life. It can accommodate up to 100 startup teams per year, and is even used as office space by select investors.

Area 31 | IE Entrepreneurhip

Our faculty

Discover how our faculty embraces entrepreneurship, using their expertise to drive innovation and create meaningful impact in academia and business.