MBAs and Entrepreneurs Connect at IESE Tech Fair

Fast-paced Event Seeks to Accelerate Business Links


IESE's annual Entrepreneurial Tech Fair brought together IESE MBA students and the leaders of nine ambitious start-ups recently. The event was organized by IESE's Center for Family-Owned Business and Entrepreneurship.

The fair featured presentations and a speed matchmaking session, aimed at giving MBA students and entrepreneurs pitching their projects the opportunity to network and discuss possible collaborations.

The new projects spanned diverse sectors including education, IT services, health care, recycling systems and safety equipment.

Baobad Planet, for instance, offers a psycho-pedagogical platform, where parents and children can gain new skills. Cyclus BCN, meanwhile, is a tech-based company focusing on water re-use. WORLDSENSING aims to provide solutions based on wireless sensor networks for a broad range of applications. 

Spearheading the fair was Mathieu Carenzo, the managing director of the IESE Center for Family-Owned Business and Entrepreneurship. Also providing support were ACCiÓ and the Parc de Recerca UAB.

The objective of IESE's Center for Family-Owned Business and Entrepreneurship is to support and promote entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activity through a wide range of educational, research and networking initiatives.