EIC - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

EIC - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

Entrepreneurship

Activities

IESE BUSINESS ANGEL NETWORK

Do you have a business idea but are not sure how to get it off the ground? Do you have a business plan but have not managed to secure financing to make it a reality? Do you need the advice of company managers, businesspeople and IESE professors with experience in starting up and managing companies? The IESE Business Angel Network may be able to help you.


GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

Global Entrepreneurship Week is designed to encourage and promote enterprising ideas that address issues important to society, such as poverty and sustainability. In collaboration with the Kauffman Foundation, EIC coordinates this ambitious project in Spain


ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Organized in collaboration with Ernst & Young since 1996.


EUROPEAN GROWTH SUMMIT

Network of the 500 fastest growing companies in Europe. This network is used to share information about the biggest challenges and best practices, as well as promoting common policies for companies that drive the European economy.


BREAKFAST WITH AN ENTREPRENEUR

EIC and Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) are organizing a breakfast every three weeks where an entrepreneur shares lessons and experiences with MBA students.


CONFERENCES

The Center participates in the organization of competitions, conferences and other activities designed to recognize excellence in the entrepreneurial work of students, company managers and entrepreneurs and to stimulate innovation and business initiative.

Some of these activities are aimed specifically at IESE students or alumni, but many others are open to the public. For more information, please consult our agenda.

For queries related to business ideas: EIC is available to deal with queries from anyone interested in the services offered. Please send an email to eic@iese.edu.

 

Training

GROWTH WORKSHOP (Growth Academy)

Growth Workshops aimed at business users of Aplicativo Plan estratégico de Crecimiento (PEC) On-line co-developed by IESE Business School - Barcelona Activa - (2008-2011). The workshop is designed specifically as a platform to support the management of early stage high potential growth companies using the online PEC application. The purpose of the workshops is to assist companies selected by Barcelona Activa and IESE Business School to develop its Strategic Growth Plan and monitored over a year, providing support to improve the quality of their proposed business and its commercial value to raise awareness among entrepreneurs about the importance of defining a more focused value proposition, how it should respond to the needs of market segments and different clients, and to improve the skills of the management teams involved.


INVESTMENT READINESS SEMINARS

The objective of this seminar is to explore different dimensions of the creation and growth of new companies, as well as to promote innovation and generate new business in established companies.


VENTURE ACADEMY

The format called Venture Academy is a platform for simulation and training that enables entrepreneurs to improve their communication skills and presentation of their business projects to potential investors, both substantively (present the information needed by the investor to make a decision) and in terms of format ("elevator pitch", personal presentation, executive summary, business plan ...)


CUSTOM PROGRAMS

IESE has developed customized programs on “intrapreneurship” (corporate entrepreneurship) in various multinational companies (including BBVA, Randstad, Telefónica and Henkel), designed and customized for these organizations.


SHORT FOCUSED PROGRAM

The business school offers short focused programs that address the needs in a specific area of the company in an intensive format. The program portfolio is highly varied and deals with topics such as entrepreneurship, company management, human resources management, project management, and business ethics.


ENTREPRENERIAL WORKSHOP

Training programs are designed for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams with business projects in various stages of development, with special attention to the needs and challenges associated with the early stages of the life cycle of the company.