Entrepreneurship

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPIRIT

Our entreprenial spirit is at the heart of who we are.

We champion new ways of thinking, creating an environment of innovation where students can unleash their creativity and venture into the unknown. Equipped with resources and training, our students are strongly encouraged to start new initiatives. We strive to foster a mindset of entrepreneurship, so our students can pursue valuable careers that make a difference in society.

Many of our students are eager to launch their own businesses or undertake new projects during their time with us. Each of our degree programs have a strong focus on cultivating sharp entrepreneurial skills. After getting a basis in business management, our students often put their ideas into practice in our Start-Up Lab and IE Venture Lab.

DIFFERENT OPTIONS

Discover innovative ways to foster your entrepreneurial spirit by developing new, exciting initiatives.

IE START-UP LAB

A platform for entrepreneurial go-getters. This space provides the training, resources, networks and support to get your new company up and running.

IE START-UP LAB

IE VENTURE LAB

The Venture Lab is the perfect idea-furthering resource to take your degree project or prospective business initiative to the next level.

IE VENTURE LAB

BUSINESS PLAN CHALLENGE

Take up the challenge and pitch your well-developed entrepreneurial projects or ideas to the IE University community.

BUSINESS PLAN CHALLENGE

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENINGS

Our on-campus Entrepreneurship Evenings bring together entrepreneurially minded alumni and students to share their start-up ideas and experiences with the whole IE University community.

IE UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURS

Meet some of our entrepreneurs and learn more about their projects!

JORGE SCHNURA

Co-founder at Source

“Entrepreneurship is a journey of ups and downs; you need to keep your execution constant.”

MUNYA GWISAI

Co-founder at Pich

“I would summarize entrepreneurship as perseverance. The biggest challenge is to remain focused on your idea.”

CAYETANO ORTIZ

Founder at Wii Hotels

“For me, entrepreneurship means creating a company that benefits both society and yourself.”

FELICITAS DAMMERTZ AND LUCIA DAMMERTZ

Founders at Chhaya

“Entrepreneurship is living your dream. It’s not just a job—it’s a passion.”

JANNIK BUDDENBURG

Co-founder at Edubackr

“You got to have an idea that you think is going to bring people value.”

WILHELM CHRISTENSSON

Co-founder at Edubackr

“Learn more about yourself and understand how you can benefit people by helping those around you.”

PABLO JÓDAR

Founder at Paella Chef

“Entrepreneurship is great—you do what you love.”

SOFIA CASTELLI, EDOARDO GIGLIOTTI AND CONSTANTIN FRANZEN

Founders at Ants

“If you love the job that you are doing, you will never work again.”

DORIAN RANGER

Founder at Orderly

“Entreprenurship is a mindset; you have to start thinking how to solve problems.”

JUSTAS PANGONIS AND GUILLAUME CAMPOS ROBION

Justas - Founder and CEO at Nosterlex
Guillaume - Marketing Manager at Nosterlex

“If you are doing something, do it to the best of your ability—no matter what.”

JOSÉ MARÍA BLANCO

Franchisee at Acapella

“Being an entrepreneur is something that the world needs in this era of innovation.”

AGUSTÍN REDONDO

Founder and SEO of ÜGO

“Find a problem and flip it around to find something new and different that can make the world a better place.”

ERIK OJANTAKANEN

CEO and Co-founder of Segoflats

“Just get up and do it; find a great idea and a great team—and everything will start flowing.”

JAIME DE ARTIÑANO

Founder and CEO of Skillscanner

“Be consistent with the idea you believe in. Dedicate time, and find the right team.”

More startuppers…

Entrepreneurship is more than a career path- it’s a state of mind. It’s the willingness to tackle new challenges and identify the market potential in every opportunity. At IE University, our diverse on-campus environment inspires the entrepreneurial mindset to grow.

With access to state-of-the-art facilities, our world-class faculty and dynamic start-up accelerators, students develop cutting-edge skills and techniques for the real world. IE University creates an optimal environment for extensive personal and professional growth, allowing students to seize whatever entrepreneurial opportunities may come their way.

  • BLVCK APPAREL
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    Almustafa Mahmoud (Bachelor in Communication and Digital Media) founded Blvck Apparel, a streetwear fashion label, with a clear goal in mind: to combine premium design and quality with lifestyle to bring together millennials in their shared interests in fashion, music, and art. The brand uses words from different languages and cultures on their garments to represent the unity of this diverse global community, which is especially present at IE University.

  • SEGOFLATS
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    Created by Erik Ojantakanen (BBA), Maxence Tremblay (BBA), and Andrea Martelletti (BBA), Segoflats is an app that aims to help university students easily find modern and affordable accommodations in the city. The motivated young founders are focusing on the Segovian market for now, but their sights are set on expanding to all of Europe.

We connect international start-ups with investors, accelerators & thought leaders worldwide!

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IE University startups attract €70 million in funding

Mamu, a startup formed by graduates of IE Business School's International MBA, was the winner of the event in the Spanish capital.

IE University’s best startups have attracted €70 million in funding over the last seven years at Venture Days, the conferences organized by the institution around the world to promote entrepreneurship. In the most recent event, held at the Rafael del Pino Foundation in Madrid, twelve finalists presented their projects before a jury and an audience made up of international investors and business people.

Mamu, a startup formed by graduates of IE Business School’s International MBA, was the winner of the event in the Spanish capital. Mamu has developed a method by which brewery waste, which is normally discarded, is reused and recycled to grow king oyster mushrooms for non-culinary uses.

02 Dec 2019

 

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Brazilian start up Blox wins the first EdTech Venture Day in São Paulo organized by IE University, Google and FGV-EAESP

The event was atended by various experts including Daniel Cleffi, director of Google for Education Latam.

12 Nov 2019

 

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IE University, FGV-EAESP and Google organize the first EdTech Venture Day in São Paulo

The event took place on November 6 and will be attended by more than 20 experts.

11 Nov 2019

 

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IE University launches IE China Center to boost economic and business research in China

Center publishes its first report, a comparison of entrepreneurial profiles in China and Europe.

03 Oct 2019

 

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