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.
Discover innovative ways to foster your entrepreneurial spirit by developing new, exciting initiatives.
A platform for entrepreneurial go-getters. This space provides the training, resources, networks and support to get your new company up and running.
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
IE UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURS
Meet some of our entrepreneurs and learn more about their projects!
Co-founder at Source
“Entrepreneurship is a journey of ups and downs; you need to keep your execution constant.”
Co-founder at Pich
“I would summarize entrepreneurship as perseverance. The biggest challenge is to remain focused on your idea.”
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.”
Co-founder at Edubackr
“You got to have an idea that you think is going to bring people value.”
Co-founder at Edubackr
“Learn more about yourself and understand how you can benefit people by helping those around you.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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 APPAREL1 BLVCK APPAREL
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.
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!Be part of the next big thing
Is your start-up looking to break into higher education? Discover a new market? Build your brand?JOIN IE ROCKETS
IE University, leading partner of the European EdTech Network (EETN) to Foster EdTech entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe
EETN is part of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Higher Education program.
A three-year project funded by the European Commission within the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership for Higher Education program, the European EdTech Network (EETN), will bring together innovators, researchers and experts in education and digital technologies.
The EETN’s founding partners are IE University (Spain), University College London(UK), Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland), and Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).
20 Jun 2019Entrepreneurship
IE University students in Shanghai to take part in key competition for young social entrepreneurs
IE University students will be taking part for the second year running in the prestigious Hult Prize, the world’s biggest competition in which ...
13 Mar 2015Entrepreneurship
Attention all entrepreneurs: IE Venture Day, London!
IE will be hosting a Venture Day in London on June 5th where budding entrepreneurs can pitch a start-up idea to investors, mentors and successful ...
28 Apr 2014Entrepreneurship
IE University and SECOT Sign an Agreement to Promote Innovative Ideas of Students Entrepreneurs
Today IE University signed a cooperation agreement with the Spanish Seniors for Technical Cooperation (SECOT) association that will allow counseling ...
18 Apr 2012Entrepreneurship