IE University startups attract €80 million in funding | IE University

IE University startups attract €80 million in funding

Rhyde, Refuge and SafetyIn, the winning startups of IE Venture Day 2021.

IE University’s best startups have attracted funding worth €80 million over the last nine years at Venture Days, the institution’s global event to promote entrepreneurship. In the latest edition, fifteen finalists presented their projects to a jury and an audience of international investors and entrepreneurs.

Among the winners are startups created by IE University undergraduates such as Rhyde, which aims to reduce the carbon impact of urban transportation through sustainable micro mobility solutions; Refuge, developed to help the community of scooter manufacturers and users to evolve under an alliance based on sustainability and biodiversity; and SafetyIn, created by IE Business School International MBA students to increase the safety of women in cars and, ultimately, save the lives of women drivers and passengers.

16 Jul 2021


South Summit 2021 | IE University

South Summit 2021: committed to reinventing a sustainable future

South Summit 2021 -powered by IE University, in collaboration with the Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence and ...

13 Jul 2021


9th IE University Ibero-American Journalism Awards

Finalists shortlisted for the 9th IE University Ibero-American Journalism Awards

The awards are sponsored by CAF, the Latin American development bank, and supported by Iberia, Cinco Días, CNN en español and Casa de América.

13 Jul 2021


El árbol de la innodiversidad | IE University

60% of companies in Spain have devoted more resources to diversity and innovation during the pandemic, according to Innodiversity Index 2021

Strong commitment to inclusion: according to Innodiversity Index 2021, eight out of 10 companies have paid particular attention to gender diversity ...

08 Jul 2021


IE University and Michael Page renew €200,000

IE University and Michael Page renew €200,000 scholarship fund to boost talent in data science

The IE University Exponential Learning - Michael Page scholarships are aimed at recently graduated juniors and experienced profiles.

08 Jul 2021



LGBT+@Work: IE University Highlights Success in the Face of Adversity

This year's hybrid event will take place online and at Madrid's Círculo de Bellas Artes.

This week, IE University celebrates the 15th annual edition of LGBT+@Work, Europe’s longest running conference focused on the LGBT+ community and the workplace. The two day event, beginning on July 5, is organized by the IE Out and Allies Club and aims to promote debate and networking among the LGBT+ community and its allies.

“The LGBT+@Work is an excellent opportunity to understand and embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace, enhance your leadership skills, and expand your network at key companies and organizations,” said Santiago Iñiguez, President of IE University.

The speaker’s roster includes senior executives from international companies who will share their personal experiences related to “Success in the Face of Adversity,” best practices, and vision of leadership. The speakers are:

05 Jul 2021



IE University and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds analyse the future of investment in the healthcare industry

Sovereign wealth funds had doubled the investments made in biotechnology compared to average investments during the three previous years.

01 Jul 2021



IE University encourages companies to design intergenerational work environments and avoid segmenting teams by age

In 2019, the population aged between 16 and 34 fell to 6.1 million in Spain (26.5% of the Spanish workforce), while those aged 55 and over increased ...

24 Jun 2021



IE University Announces Research Initiative on Policy & Management in the Digital Economy

The new research initiative is a two-year project financially supported by Facebook and independently run by IE University.

09 Jun 2021


On Campus

EIB supports IE University with a financing plan of up to €30 million to boost educational digitalisation, infrastructure and sustainability

This project is supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main pillar of the Investment Plan for Europe.

08 Jun 2021


On Campus

IE University brings together more than 2,000 graduates from 100 countries at the ‘Global Alumni Weekend 2021 Virtual Edition’

The opening ceremony was broadcasted from IE Tower, IE University's new headquarters in the north of Madrid.

07 Jun 2021



IE University research reveals 1 in 2 Europeans want to replace national MPs with robots

The report surveyed citizens from 11 countries and focuses on attitudes towards how technology is shaping our lives.

27 May 2021



UNWTO, IE University, Sommet Education partner to accelerate Online Education in the Tourism Sector

The Tourism Online Academy, a virtual platform launched by the UNWTO and IE University in 2019, has already attracted around 10.000 registered users.

The World Tourism Organization, in keeping with its firm commitment to democratizing online education; IE University, with more than 20 years’ experience in online training, and Sommet Education, global leader in higher education in hotel management and culinary arts are partnering to accelerate on-line education in the Hospitality sector. The worldwide group thus becomes Academic Partner of the Tourism Online Academy, incorporating courses on various expertise of tourism management and hospitality. The first course available from Sommet Education will be “Excellence in Spa Operations”, and new courses focused on hotel management will be included in the following months.

The Tourism Online Academy, a virtual platform launched by the UNWTO and IE University in 2019, has already attracted around 10.000 registered users. Throughout 2021, more prestigious universities from around the world are set to join this platform.

05 May 2021


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