IE Venture Lab

The Venture Lab is a dynamic space that allows you to take your degree project or prospective business idea to the next level.

Prepare your project to the best of your ability before presenting ti at Venture Days to angel investors, venture capitalists and other local entrepreneurs. Venture Days take place twice a year in Madrid, as well as other international locations like Shanghai, Bogota, Mexico City and São Paulo. You can participate in the Venture Lab as an IE University student, and later as a part of IEU’s alumni network.


The Venture Lab Accelerator is where IE students and alumni can fast-track their business ideas by attending a "bootcamp," helping them make their projects investment ready. The bootcamp involves 10 intensive learning sessions given by top IE professors, industry experts, serial entrepreneurs and start-up investors.


Venture Days are platform for finalists from the Accelerator program, as well as any other students or alumni, to pitch their project in front of international investors.



Each project in the Venture Lab Accelerator is assigned a mentor. The mentor will be an entrepreneur, investor or businessperson with sector-specific experience. Their mission is to bring a real-world perspective to the project, counterbalancing ambition and vision with hard-learned lessons from the business world.

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