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Virtual Master Class – Prof. Conchita Galdon

Escrito el 17 febrero 2014 por entrepreneurship en emprender

Virtual Master Class – Social Entrepreneurship: Business Solutions for the World’s Most Pressing Issues

 Conchita Galdón

IE Business School would like to invite you to the upcoming Virtual Master Class for future Social Entrepreneurs: Business Solutions for the World’s Most Pressing Issues, led by Prof. Conchita Galdon.

If you hold an MBA or an IE Master and are interested in learning more about Entrepreneurship we invite you to participate in this Virtual Master Class where you will also learn how you can obtain a certificate in Entrepreneurship by joining an on-going MBA program of IE Business School. This program includes a Social Business course aims to assist would‐be social entrepreneurs in developing projects that enable their organizations to become sustainable, scalable and deliver measurable social value.

Save the date!

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014, at 13:00 (GMT+1) –
Register

Tuesday, 29th April 2014, at 18:00 (GMT+1) – Register
(you can check here your local time)

If you need additional information about the Virtual Master Class or about the Specialized Module in Entrepreneurship, contact us at welcomeback@ie.edu. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Kind regards,

IE Admissions Department

 

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Virtual Master Class – Prof. Marcos Eguillor

Escrito el 17 febrero 2014 por entrepreneurship en emprender

Virtual Master Class  – Wake up and go for your own business: fail as fast and as much as you can on your first time

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IE Business School would like to invite you to the upcoming Virtual Master Class for future Entrepreneurs: Wake up and go for your own business: fail as fast and as much as you can on your first time, led by Prof. Marcos Eguillor.

If you hold an MBA or an IE Master and are interested in learning more about Entrepreneurship we invite you to participate in this Virtual Master Class where you will also learn how you can obtain a certificate in Entrepreneurship by joining an on-going MBA program of IE Business School. This course provides every aspiring entrepreneur with the tools to develop a successful business model and to understand the key factors and drivers for the success of a new company.

Save the date!

Thursday, 17th March 2014, at 13:00 (GMT+1) –
Register

Thursday, 17th March 2014, at 18:00 (GMT+1) – Register
(you can check here your local time)

If you need additional information about the Virtual Master Class or about the Specialized Module in Entrepreneurship, contact us at welcomeback@ie.edu. We will be more than happy to assist you.

Kind regards,

IE Admissions Department

 

 

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AGENDA IE VENTURE NETWORK, 20th FEBRUARY

Escrito el 17 febrero 2014 por entrepreneurship en emprender

Join IE Venture Network Thursday, 20th February 2014!

 This Week  @VN :  We are counting on the participation of Tetuan Valley

Tetuan Valley is an organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs. One of their main activities is the Tetuan Valley Startup School, a completely free training program for wannabe entrepreneurs that has already trained more than 350 alumni. This spring they will host the 10th edition in both Madrid and Barcelona. The selection process is open until 23rd of march on F6s.

The Venture Network is a weekly pitch slam is an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs, a forum for engaging the entrepreneurial community, promoting your startup, and at best securing an investment from our Investors in Residence. The Venture Network is unique in that it is a very informal gathering where startups can meet investors in an informal setting over beers and snacks and focus on what’s important; building relationships. The Venture Network is a great way to perfect your pitch, get feedback on your product, and meet the local startup community.

The Venture Network´s resident panel of startup experts include:

. Liz Fleming, Deputy Director Venture Lab
. Francisco Maroto, OIES Consulting

. Gonzalo Tradacete, Faraday

The three startups that will present their project in 7 minutes will be:

Alfonso Sainz de Baranda, Dinaru

Dinaru is a web financial advisor that helps you take control of your money and reduce your expenses without sacrificing your lifestyle. Using bank aggregation and semantic categorization, Dinaru protects all your accounts and expenses from overdraft fees, unknown bills and makes sure you are always paying the least.

Clément ARNAUD, Data2Content

Data2Content solution relies on a semantic technology developed by Syllabs. It turns your database into actionable content. The technology is multilingual and based on artificial intelligence.Your data is automatically analyzed, enhanced and processed to create exclusive content for e-tourism and e-commerce Websites. The generated texts are of human quality, SEO friendly and unique.”

Luis Santos, Inkee

There are plenty of awesome platforms to share moments, but all of them are terrible at something we all need: storing memories. Inkee connects the digital and real worlds to set our memories free, so we can touch them again, inside and outside screens.

Register your attendance here!   http://entrepreneurship.ie.edu/venture-network

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COMMUNICATE WITH CHARISMA

Escrito el 12 febrero 2014 por entrepreneurship en emprender

Author: Ramon Granero,  Fik Stores co-founder

COmunica con carismaOne of the advantages of working in Area31 is a critical mass of people thinking about the same things. Just recently my startup, Fik Stores, was preparing our first press release towards our imminent launch. Then all of a sudden here comes journalist Juanma Romero, with more than 30 years of experience in national media, to explain to us how to efficiently  reach out to a journalist, from a journalist point of view. So valuable!

During the session Comunica con Carisma (Communicate with Charisma), Juanma gave us some important tips about obtaining a presence in the media, writing press releases, managing relationships with journalists and most important how to get  journalist attention. For a startup like ours, this was critical feedback from a customer/partner segment we usually do not take into account, but which is able to leverage our marketing efforts in early stages: the Media. It helped us understand how and what kind of value we can provide to them, and how can we increase LTV in attention terms for such a segment.

I would highlight two tips from the session: You are providing information, not advertising and target many local media  outlets instead of few national ones for increased effort efficiency. Approaching  small communication channels, where you can get higher visibility with less effort is always a good idea for a startup!

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MIERCOLES 19 FEBRERO 2014, 17:00-19:00 @ AREA 31

Un encuentro con algunos de los más destacados profesionales del ámbito del Emprendimiento en España, para hacer un breve repaso del ‘estado del arte’ de las metodologías asociadas al enfoque Lean Startup.  La sesión sirve también de marco para la presentación del libro ‘España Lean Startup 2013’.

Agenda

  • Presentación del encuentro, Conchita Galdón, Directora Área 31, IE
  • “España Lean Startup 2013: un experimento”, Mario López de Ávila Muñoz, presidente Agile Entrepreneurship Spain [AES]
  • “Entrevistas, Experimentos y Pivotes: la mecánica del Customer Development”, José Antonio de Miguel, Presidente AFICE, @yoemprendo
  • “Las Claves del Crecimiento en el Diseño de Modelos de Negocio”, Javier Megías, Co-Fundador y CEO de Startupxplore
  • “Emprendedor Social, Emprendedor Lean”, May Escobar, Co-fundadora UEIA
  • Turno de preguntas y debate

 

 

 

 

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AGENDA IE VENTURE NETWORK 13th FEBRUARY

Escrito el 11 febrero 2014 por entrepreneurship en emprender

Join IE Venture Network Thursday, 13th February 2014!

The Venture Network is a weekly pitch slam is an invaluable resource for early stage entrepreneurs, a forum for engaging the entrepreneurial community, promoting your startup, and at best securing an investment from our Investors in Residence. The Venture Network is unique in that it is a very informal gathering where startups can meet investors in an informal setting over beers and snacks and focus on what’s important; building relationships. The Venture Network is a great way to perfect your pitch, get feedback on your product, and meet the local startup community.

The Venture Network´s resident panel of startup experts include:

. Liz Fleming, Deputy Director Venture Lab
. Juan Carlos Rosique, Co-Founder 50Invest Global Solutions, Business Angel

. David Ruiz de Andrés, Daruan VC

The three startups that will present their project in 7 minutes will be:

Marcos Modino, OTwater

OTwater was conceived for the international development of worldwide-patented Italian wastewater treatment technology Organiqua, after successful introduction in its local market. Organiqua’s main advantages are its ability to effectively treat most contaminants with zero chemicals, zero sludge and an average 40% reduction in operating costs.

Olivier, Aircall

Aircall is the easiest phone system for entrepreneurs and SMBs. Get instantly your number in any country, invite your team and start making & receiving calls in minutes. Manage your calls as easily as emails, have your team collaborate to treat incoming calls, connect the call information to your business tools.

TBC

Register your attendance here!   http://entrepreneurship.ie.edu/venture-network

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Author: Sugata Jain

Passion…Purpose…Inspiration

I am an entrepreneur. I love creating businesses and seeing them develop into sustainable products and service offerings in the world. Working on my 3rd business now (after having worked on more than seven business idea development projects), I know that it’s not easy.

Dealing with fear is the daily meal of an entrepreneur. Many decisions have to be made with only hope to hang on to and no  certain return guaranteed, that many times it’s like sky diving off a plane and not seeing land through the clouds. All planning and strategy seems like an illusion. As an entrepreneur, managing motivation is what it seems like the business survives on. Keeping the excitement up and energy high is the lifeblood. 

Four years back a professor and life coach gifted me two hours of coaching as a thank you for helping her grow her business. That’s how I came across coaching and the world of self-development. Everything we do and don’t do, the way we do things, our perceptions (how we understand the world around us), how we make success happen – absolutely everything – is all a question of our sub-conscious beliefs and patterns. Its all changeable – as long as we’re ready to work on it.

I remember coming out of that first coaching session, feeling not only completely connected with my strengths but also with my life purpose (what I am here to do at this time in history). Over the years I have discovered the following through coaching:

  • My values are tools of strengths that I can learn how to tap into in any given situation.
  • Fears/insecurities are hidden and so deeply ingrained in us that we are not even aware 90% of the time that we’re scared. Its worth facing them and letting go.
  • Changing perspectives is progress and development. It can be really hard, but it’s very much possible.
  • Finding life purpose is absolutely empowering. Mine is to uncover the hidden potential of anyone I come across.

I am an entrepreneur because I want to be an agent of change and transformation in the world – however the change and transformation has to start from self.  Not for nothing Gandhi advocated “Become the change you want to see in the world”. The more I develop myself, the more fearlessly I impact the world around me.

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Come join me in my workshop next week on Tuesday 11th of February at the Madrid International Lab. It’s in collaboration with UK’s Sparkle People and Development and we’re doing this workshop for the first time in Spain, after a lot of success in the UK market. It is 5 hours of intensive coaching and training aimed at empowering the growth of the businesses and startups through developing the strengths of the owners. We will provide insight and access to UK’s startup and funding scene. Register here. 

Sugata Jain is in the process of getting her certification in Coaching (from ICF) and is currently halfway through a 10 month Leadership Training Program from CTI. She is an MBA from IE’s 2007 class and is a serial entrepreneur. Her latest venture (work-in-progress) is a coaching platform to bring simple life management tools in a fun interactive way to her clients. 

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HOW PARENTS CONDITION OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL DRIVE

Escrito el 5 febrero 2014 por entrepreneurship en emprender

Author: Eva Vecino Rodriguez, founder of Mi Mochila Digital

We are used to hearing about financing, elevator pitches, business angels, marketing, product development and team creation in reference to startups. On this occasion I would like to highlight the role played by the parents of entrepreneurs. The ones who have been there from the beginning, nurturing the awakening of our entrepreneurial vocation and who have supported us when as adults we have embarked on the craziness of starting a new project.

Even though things didn’t seem very clear to them in the beginning and possibly they even tried to dissuade us. Once we proved our determination, their support has been unconditional at all levels: pushing us to persevere (no matter how many negative responses we got from ENISA), worrying about our diet (it appears we entrepreneurs eat badly!), or being alert to any information or news that could be of use to our projects. Even acting as spokespersons for media and radio programs, like Carmen, one of the “mothers” of the our team, who recently took part in a Radio Nacional de España broadcast to vindicate more support for entrepreneurship (tremble de  Guindos!).

In a country where independent workers (30%) and entrepreneurs (35%) point to a lack of funding as the main obstacle to starting a business and where only 18% of them obtain funding from banks. The Cajas de Ahorro who recently approved the Ley de Apoyo a Emprendedores offers no solution to this persistent problem. As a result, our families have actually become  informal investors that have allowed us to start our businesses.

At the end of the day, many of our families have been the ones to instill the culture of entrepreneurship in us, being entrepreneurs themselves and serving as daily examples during our childhood. This was the case for José María, who was inspired by his grandfather: “My family runs a business of Iberian pig breeding in the north of Huelva and I have been involved in its management since I was a child.  As a kid and as a youngster I devoted a big part of my time to the farm, where I could set up small projects involving improving operations or selling new products”.

Manu, son of an entrepreneur, has also experienced first hand what it means to start a new business. The effort, the medium and long term forecasting, short run implementations, the focus on the customer (commercially and ethically), working 24/7 and all the other  sacrifices you make for your own business.

Moreover, we have been brought up with key principles such as “you have to walk the talk” or “doing it yourself is the best way to learn to do things”, and we have been encouraged to show initiative, to persist in our ideas and to be responsible for our commitments. This has inspired Eva, for example, to start her school’s newspaper at 10 years old, along with nine other schoolmates.

Then and now, our families have always been present, 43% of entrepreneurs interviewed by the Observatorio del Clima Emprendedor in 2012 reported that they considered their families to be the main asset in the success of their startups.

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ETUERI, INCUBATED IN AREA 31, STUDY FEATURED IN PROMINENT PUBLICATIONS

Escrito el 4 febrero 2014 por entrepreneurship en emprender

Congratulations Etueri on a great study! Your really making a name for yourselves.

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The Etueri study was also featured in, Magisterio Digital, Te Interesa.es, La Información.com, Canarias 7, El Periódico de Mediterráneo, Deia.