Entrepreneurship

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPIRIT

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.

DIFFERENT OPTIONS

Discover innovative ways to foster your entrepreneurial spirit by developing new, exciting initiatives.

IE START-UP LAB

A platform for entrepreneurial go-getters. This space provides the training, resources, networks and support to get your new company up and running.

IE START-UP LAB

IE VENTURE LAB

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

BUSINESS PLAN CHALLENGE

Take up the challenge and pitch your well-developed entrepreneurial projects or ideas to the IE University community.

BUSINESS PLAN CHALLENGE

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENINGS

Our on-campus Entrepreneurship Evenings bring together entrepreneurially minded alumni and students to share their start-up ideas and experiences with the whole IE University community.

IE UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURS

Meet some of our entrepreneurs and learn more about their projects!

JORGE SCHNURA

Co-founder at Source{d}

“Entrepreneurship is a journey of ups and downs; you need to keep your execution constant.”

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MUNYA GWISAI

Co-founder at Pich

“I would summarize entrepreneurship as perseverance. The biggest challenge is to remain focused on your idea.”

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CAYETANO ORTIZ

Founder at Wii Hotels

“For me, entrepreneurship means creating a company that benefits both society and yourself.”

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FELICITAS DAMMERTZ AND LUCIA DAMMERTZ

Founders at Chhaya

“Entrepreneurship is living your dream. It’s not just a job—it’s a passion.”

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JANNIK BUDDENBURG

Co-founder at Edubackr

“You got to have an idea that you think is going to bring people value.”

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WILHELM CHRISTENSSON

Co-founder at Edubackr

“Learn more about yourself and understand how you can benefit people by helping those around you.”

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PABLO JÓDAR

Founder at Paella Chef

“Entrepreneurship is great—you do what you love.”

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CARLOS RIPOLL

Founder at Netspot

“I see entrepreneurship as an adventure.”

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Sofia Castelli, Edoardo Gigliotti and Constantin Franzen

Founders at Ants

“If you love the job that you are doing, you will never work again.”

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Dorian Ranger

Founder at Orderly

“Entreprenurship is a mindset; you have to start thinking how to solve problems.”

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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.”

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José María Blanco

Franchisee at Acapella

“Being an entrepreneur is something that the world needs in this era of innovation.”

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Agustín Redondo

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.”

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Erik Ojantakanen

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.”

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Jaime de Artiñano

Founder and CEO of Skillscanner

“Be consistent with the idea you believe in. Dedicate time, and find the right team.”

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IE ROCKETS

Is your start-up looking to break into higher education? Discover a new market? Build your brand?

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