In terms of corporate initiatives, IE Business School is a leader in the field of entrepreneurship with projects like the Banespyme-Orange business plan competition held in the Spanish market for over a decade, or the GEM Report, an unprecedented initiative that has culminated in the creation of the most ambitious observatory to date of entrepreneurial activity worldwide.
Banespyme-Orange Project is a leader competition for innovative technology start-ups nationwide. Its main objective is to promote entrepreneurial spirit and to boost the technology-based firm creation based on innovation.
The project has been integrally managed by IE Business School, Fundación Banesto and Orange. The main phases of the process are making a selection of the received projects, training in business plan development, personalized coaching and preparation for business plan presentation in front of investors.
Since its creation in 2000, the Banespyme- Orange Project has received more than 1000 business plans, from which more than 70 has become in technological companies.
Zaragoza Foundation (CRECE Project)
IE Business School offers an advising service for 25 entrepreneurs whose headquarters is in Zaragoza for new or consolidated companies with a business developing plan.
The service includes advising service, checking and following the business plan and each field of the plan; supporting for relevant networking searches contributing to give advice about the required profiles.
IMADE Training Seminars
The project is aimed at companies regarding to technology and sited in the Region of Madrid.
Different seminars were held for three days, each of them analyzed the tools for managing Pymes in difficult financial times.
The objective was to provide the participants with the tools for adapting to uncertain situations such the current ones revising their business plan, their financial plan and also developing effective marketing politics with companies they have just started to settle their businesses with few resources and low budgets.
The objective is to offer the participants a top-level training, advising and developing the abilities in order to systematize and manage in a proper way the investment process such as seed funds, starting, developing and expanding from a perspective practical view.
Professional Advice Service for Madri+d Foundation
IE Business School took care of supporting the consolidation of new technology–based firms in the Region of Madrid through an advice service for the Entrepreneurship Office and Technological Center. Specific training was given to the teams in the science field for their ability in the development plan creation.
Madrid Emprende Training Seminars
The training formation is an initiative designed to complement the launch of the new projects supported by Madrid Emprende.
The training is aimed at new technology-based SMEs based in Madrid. The main goal of the course is to share a modern and practical view in order to help the companies with the correct launch task guided by an excellent management.
Students attending the Master Program TEC Monterrey come to IE Business School in order to take part of a two-week training program as part of their training. They are given master class in the mornings and evenings with work-teams and the advising of a tutor in order to carry out the business plan which will be exposed to an expert jury at the end of the program.
The aforementioned jury is formed by prestige investors and entrepreneurs who evaluate and choose the best Business Plan of the program.
Corporate Venturing Program for Telefónica R&D
An initiative aimed at the Telefónica personnel with the main objective of carrying out a viability analysis of a business idea. Specific training was taught to the work-teams and received personal tutorship by IE mentors so that they are able to put into practice in their business ideas and exposed to an expert jury.
Uniemprendia Training Seminars
The course is aimed at future entrepreneurs who have an incipient idea and they want to develop a businesses project based on technology and become it real and these entrepreneurs also have a peculiarity of coming all them from the field of science or academic and from the whole country of Spain. During the training course there are a variety of investors and entrepreneurs from success technology- based firms which contribute to the students to a different and practical view of the current market situation.
Following IE University global philosophy, the professorship was born with the aim of promoting the entrepreneurship spirit among the university students as IE Business School agrees with the importance of entrepreneurial training in the classes. Through a variety of different activities of the professorship we do hope to contribute in the training of creative professionals, with initiative and entrepreneurship spirit, who are able to turn challenge into opportunities and create these opportunities into the new projects generation giving value with their own businesses creation or playing a role in the corporative field.
Bancaja Professorship Young Entrepreneurs IE University is an agreement between Fundación Bancaja and IE University. IE University joined with this agreement into an important project with 34 chairs around all Spain and a project for boosting the business spirit at University environment.