As a participant in the Owners Scale-up Program, you’ll be taught and advised by an accomplished and international group of educators, each with strong backgrounds in entrepreneurship, innovation and business growth.
While bringing real-world insights from their extensive work as industry practitioners into their teaching approach, our faculty are also seasoned academics.
Joe has more than 20 years of experience from the start-up phase to the scale-up phase and beyond. He is the cofounder of five companies and an investor in several more as well as a board member. Marrakech, the first company he cofounded, raised over $75m in Venture Capital and scaled up to 250 employees. He is now the cofounder and Chairman of Hot Hotels, the first company from Spain to be accelerated by the Techstars program in the USA (Boston, summer 2015). At IE, Joe was first appointed Executive Director of the Owners Scale-up Program in 2013. He also teaches an elective called “Scaleup Your Startup” in the International MBA Program and a High Impact Online Program “Scaleup: How to Successfully Manage Growth” for IE Lifelong Learning. He is currently writing a book “The Scale-up Checklist” along with Professor Daniel Corsten.
“Business owners in a scale-up phase must learn to quit being the hero that does everything and actually establish processes that will allow the company to run smoothly even when the founder is not there.”