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.
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
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.
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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 2019Entrepreneurship, Events, Scholarships, Awards & Contests
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 2019Entrepreneurship
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 2019Entrepreneurship
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.
20 Jun 2019Entrepreneurship