The key is to keep going and find new solutions to your dilemmas every day. For us, entrepreneurship is the unbreakable will to create something, paired with the courage to actually do it.

Teiko, Philipp, and Benjamin, Germany/Finnland

Dual Degree in Business Administration and Laws (Teiko), Bachelor in Business Administration (Philipp and Benjamin)

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Teiko Wilenius, Philipp Nette, and Benjamin Ranft

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We are three graduates from IE University, having studied the Dual Degree in Business Administration and Laws and the Bachelor in Business Administration. We’ve always had entrepreneurial mindsets, and we were waiting for the right idea to come along. That’s when we came up with Cutnut, a platform designed to help companies collect, produce, and distribute high-quality story content for their social media platforms, websites and apps.

Teiko, Philipp, and Benjamin , Germany/Finnland


Undergraduate student

These three high-achieving entrepreneurs are exactly what we look for in our IE University students. They started to develop Cutnut at IE University, testing it out and receiving feedback to help them reach the product they have now. Now, having graduated from IE University, and living in Hamburg, they are making the most of what they have learned on campus to become successful professionals and take their innovative, forward-thinking startup into the future.

The three alumni understand the essence of entrepreneurship and have applied their knowledge to overcome the challenges they have faced so far. In fact, they have been featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for European media and marketing. Their company has grown exponentially and they have now scaled up from one product to three. They also now employ six developers as part of their team.

All three graduates have all truly encapsulated the core values we foster at IE University and we hope their work will inspire IE University students to branch out and make the most of their entrepreneurial skills.

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“Thanks to IE University, we believe we have the right tools and mindset for success. It taught us to have a more structured approach to our entrepreneurial project so that we can be more effective and efficient with our work. Finally, it provided us with the perfect environment to test out our ideas and equipped us with the necessary tools to make the best product we could.”


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