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Venture Lab keeps growing

Escrito el 12 Diciembre 2011 por Daniel Soriano en emprender

Following the most recent edition of the IE Venture Days, on the 16th and 17th of November, Gary Stewart joins Wayra, Telefónica´s startup accelerator, and leaves his position at the Venture Lab. It has been almost two years of hard-work in which the Venture Lab has continued to grow with each new edition producing successful startups by IE entrepreneurs. From the Entrepreneurship Centre we would like to show Gary our appreciation and thank him for his extraordinary work. In any case, this is not a goodbye as Gary will maintain a connection with IE Business School as entrepreneur in residence and will hold investor office hours at IE Venture Network; The International Center of Entrepreneurial Management will continue to support Wayra and its international growth.

We would like to welcome Paris de l’Etraz, who is the new Managing Director of the Venture Lab; and Liz Fleming, Deputy Managing Director of the Venture Lab and newest member of the Venture Network management team.

Paris, who is also Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean for Blended Programs , has a broad experience not only as investor but also as entrepreneur. Paris will lead the opening up of the Venture Lab to all the IE programs, and the introduction of the International Venture Days leveraging the truly international nature of successful entrepreneurship and IE Business School who boasts one of the world’s most international student and alumni network and is a leader in the development of Blended Programs.  The Venture Lab aims to introduce a technology platform (currently being tested via PasiónIE www.pasionie.com) which will facilitate the internationalization of both Venture Lab participants and the Venture Days.

Liz, having spent most of her career in the Seed Capital industry as an Investment Advisor with Enterprise Ireland and Programme Managerfor Ireland´s national Business Angel Network, HBAN, joins IE Business School to accelerate the development of the Venture Lab startups, attracting both local and international investor interest and helping Venture Lab participants to secure seed financing.  Apart from her work for the Venture Lab, Liz with be tasked with growing our own latest startup endeavor the IE Venture Network  created by the International Center of Entrepreneurial Management.  The Venture Network is an informal meeting place for students, entrepreneurs, and investors to come together on a weekly basis over three pitch slams by selected entrepreneurs.

Juan Jose Güemes
Chairman, International Center for Entrepreneurial Management

El Venture Lab sigue creciendo

Tras la celebración de la última edición del Venture Day, los días 16 y 17 de noviembre, Gary Stewart se incorpora plenamente a Wayra (la aceleradora de startups de Telefónica) y deja la dirección del Ventrure Lab. Han sido casi dos años de intenso trabajo en los que el Venture Lab no ha dejado de crecer con cada nuevo éxito emprendedor de los IE entrepreneurs. Desde el área de Entrepreneurship queremos expresar a Gary nuestro reconocimiento y agradecimiento a su extraordinaria labor. En todo caso, no es una despedida: Gary continuará estando vinculado a IE Business School como entrepreneur in residence y como investor in office hours en IE Venture Network; y desde el Centro Internacional de Gestión Emprendedora continuaremos apoyando Wayra y su desarrollo internacional

Damos la bienvenida a Paris de l’Etraz, quien ha sido nombrado nuevo Managing Director del Venture Lab; y a Liz Fleming, Deputy Managing Director del Venture Lab y nueva responsable de la organización de IE Venture Network.

Paris, quien es además Dean de Blended Programs y Profesor de Entrepreneurship, tiene una amplia experiencia no sólo académica sino también como inversor y emprendedor. Paris tiene el desafío de abrir el Venture Lab efectivamente a todos los programas, desarrollar la nueva plataforma tecnológica que dará soporte a las operaciones de nuestra aceleradora de proyectos emprendedores (que ya está en pruebas en otro de nuestros proyectos www.pasionie.com) y fortalecer la dimensión internacional de los Venture Days que exige la diversidad de IE Business School e IE University

Por su parte, Liz se incorpora a IE Business School tras trabajar para los gobiernos de Irlanda y de España en el desarrollo de redes de Business Angels. Su incorporación servirá para fortalecer nuestra capacidad de atraer inversores internacionales y aumentar las oportunidades de captar financiación de los proyectos de nuestros estudiantes y Alumni. Además de la gestión diaria del Venture Lab, Liz tiene el desafío de hacer crecer la última startup creada por el Centro Internacional de Gestión Emprendedora, IE Venture Network, un punto de encuentro de emprendedores e inversores que celebramos todos los jueves por la noche en un ambiente agradable e informal. IE Venture Network nace para dar respuesta a la necesidad de celebrar encuentros entre emprendedores e inversores de forma regular y viene a complementar los Ventures Days.

Juan Jose Güemes
Chairman, International Center for Entrepreneurial Management

 

Paris de lÉtraz 

Paris de l’Etraz has spent over 20 years in investment banking and venture capital, mainly at UBS Bank and ABN AMRO. Since 2005, he has continued to be in the business of either raising funds, setting up new companies, selling or buying companies through his group Amazing Lab. He has a keen interest for what makes an entrepreneur and what he/she needs to succeed. In particular he has focused on venture capital, digital marketing, sports management, renewable energy and new technology industries.

Paris has developed and registered two patents, one in 1999, which provides an enterprise solution to the “six degrees of separation” idea and another in 2009 that takes client management into virtual online platforms with two-way communication between clients and service providers.

His PhD and research work focuses on the socialization challenges of certain highly quantitatively trained professionals in today’s organization using a narrative identity development approach.

 

Liz Fleming 

Over the last 3 years she has worked indirectly with over 200+ Irish Internet Start Ups. Most recently she was responsible for launch and successful delivery of HBAN, Ireland’s largest Business Angel Network and Europe’s fastest growing syndicated Angel Investment Industry. She is passionate and enthusiastic about technology, start ups, new business models, and entrepreneurial innovation. Her specialties are: exports, start ups, telecommunnications, web, strategy, business planning, funding, angel investment, international sales, networking

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