“Welcome to IE Business School’s Venture Lab. Few business schools in the world place such a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship as IE does. Everyone of you enrolled in an MBA or Masters program is experiencing the process of entrepreneurship, through your respective entrepreneurial management courses.
The Venture Lab provides you with the opportunity to take your course projects or others that you may decide on later, to the next level…to make them investment ready, ready to be presented at Venture Days to angel investors, venture capitalists and other local entrepreneurs. These Venture Days, twice a year in Madrid, and now for the first time internationally, in locations like Shanghai, Bogota, Mexico City, Sao Paolo and others provide you as students and alumni with a unique opportunity to reach international investors.
Entrepreneurship as a career choice is not for everyone. Everyone however should think like an entrepreneur. For those not ready to start their own companies, the Venture Lab provides you with an opportunity to develop your professional passions while at the same time branding and differentiating yourselves to potential recruiters. Well developed start-up projects provide you with both as you enter today’s competitive work environment. Don’t miss this opportunity at one of the world’s most highly ranked business school in entrepreneurship.
Through our international Venture Days, you as students and for the rest of your lives as Alumni, will have the chance to always re-live your passions or develop new one’s, as part of IE’s growing Alumni network of over 40,000 students around the world.
Life is too short to not develop your passion. Take up this challenge today…”
Paris de l’Etraz,
Managing Director Venture Lab
The Venture Lab is made up of two components:
The Venture Lab Accelerator
The Venture Lab Accelerator is where IE students and alumni can take their business ideas to the next level by being accepted to a “bootcamp” which helps them make their projects “investment ready”. (Please see dedicated tab).
The Venture Days are IE Business School´s international investor forums where the school´s best start-up projects are showcased to an audience of local and international investors. (Please see dedicated tab).
Entrepreneurship at IE
IE Business School shapes leaders who promote innovation and change in organizations, equipping directors with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth and social wellbeing. Since its inception, IE Business School has embraced the entrepreneurial spirit as a core value, and is now an international reference in the field of entrepreneurship. The School’s International Centre for Entrepreneurial Management serves as a hub for all activities related to the field, both academic and corporate.