WeGrow: Putting Wind in Start-ups' Sails

The entrepreneur mentoring program is taking place for the second time

26/01/2017 Barcelona

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WeGrow: The Growth Mentoring Program at IESE

WeGrow is a growth mentoring program that connects senior leaders to advise IESE entrepreneurs of high potential businesses. The program is coordinated by the IESE's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center.

Participants in this year’s WeGrow program on IESE's Barcelona Campus / Photo: IESE Business School

After the success of its predecessor, IESE's second WeGrow start-up mentoring program has been launched on the school's Barcelona Campus today.

It is brimming with new features, including:

  • new mentors, all of whom are CEOs of well-known firms (such as Google, Oliver Wyman, Mango and PayPal) and businesspeople with a proven track record of success.
  • new start-ups, all of them founded by former students of IESE.
  • sessions in Madrid as well as Barcelona.


First-rate guidance

Over the coming months, entrepreneurs and mentors will be meeting periodically with the common aim of fully exploiting the growth potential of their business ideas, whatever stage they may be at, and ultimately taking them to a higher level.

According to Júlia Prats, IESE professor of entrepreneurship, such gatherings function as “board meetings” for the start-ups, which reap the benefits of the knowledge and experience of accomplished business leaders and executives.


An Enterprising Ecosystem
 

Coordinated by IESE's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (EIC), the WeGrow project is just one of the many resources the school offers entrepreneurs to aid the creation, growth and consolidation of new business initiatives.

It forms a perfect fit, for example, with IESE's Business Angels network and Finaves, a center established by the school to promote entrepreneurship by raising seed capital.