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The New Year at Segovia’s IE Creativity Center had a great start on Wednesday January 9th, 2019. The works created by Bachelor in Design students during their first semester, were showcased in an exhibition themed Learning by Doing / Branding a Country. The exhibition reflected two projects that the students worked on. First year students worked on Learning by Doing project – an elaborate set of exercises involving fabricating different products with different materials. Some of the products were chairs, door handles, glasswork, wood joinery exercises, etc. The second year students worked on Branding a Country project, where each group of students was assigned a continent, and had to create a fictitious country and a brand and visual identity for it. The exhibition reflects all the work created by first and second year undergraduate students of Design during their first semester.

The launch of the Learning by Doing / Branding a Country exhibition was organized by Campus Life and counted on the participation of Program Directors Iona Gonçalves (Communication) and Edgar González (Design), as well as IE faculty, including Andrea Caruso (Caruso & Dalmas), Francesco Furno (Relaja El Coco) and his partner DJ Pablo Galeano, who closed the amazing evening by having everyone dancing their feet off, in the theatre room of the IE Creativity Center. The cocktail for the event was provided by the Bachelor of Design. The event welcomed all students, external guests, as well as local authorities like such as Segovia’s Town Hall Heritage Office.

The exhibition will be open to all IE students, faculty and staff members from January 9th through February 4th , 2019. The opening times of the exhibition are: Monday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, Tuesday – Friday from 10am to 9:30pm, Saturday from 10am-8pm and Sunday from 10am-3pm.


The Bright Side of the Moon

Written on December 20, 2018 by Campus Life in IE Stories, Social

On Wednesday 12th, the IE Charity Club held their first solo event: the first of a speaker series, this time on the topic of Mental Health. With the wrap up of November and the work we did with the Movember Foundation, which raises awareness for men’s mental health, as well as testicular and prostate cancer, it felt like the most natural next step would be to build on Mental Health. This was also a topic that the IE community was interested in working on and hearing about, via a Charity Club survey.

We were pleased to have a speaker and founder of iFeel, an online interactive therapy service that links patients and professionals, as well as a psychologist who is pursuing her masters degree in eating disorders. In addition, we were honored to welcome two IE students who spoke about their experience with mental disorders, OCD and depression.

The combination of the professional and personal points of view lead to some great discussions and we believe it’s a good first step to #BreakTheStigma.

Learn more about iFeel via their website


Winter Indie City Music Festival at IE Creativity Center

Written on November 22, 2018 by Campus Life in IE Stories

On Friday, 16th of November the walls in the IE Creativity Center were booming with sound. The evening started out with some impressive opening pieces performed by lead singer Alejandro Sansour, guitarist David Meshaka, bass player Irene Delgado and drummer Daniel Vermehren all members of the IE Music Club Segovia. Winter Indie City (WIC) music festival and IE Campus Life agreed to invite the talented band TUYA to perform at the IE Creativity Center. The band engaged over 40 students and guests with their remarkable technological tunes accompanied by numerous audiovisuals.Additionally, IE students volunteers from Music Club and Student Governent fundraised for #PanasForVenezuela by means of bringing refreshments.

WIC is an independent music festival that performs in different locations around Segovia. They invite artists and performers who they believe are authentic and original. For more information regarding WIC and their upcoming performances please visit:


Biometric Handheld Reader in Madrid Campus MM31Bis Building

Written on November 7, 2018 by Campus Life in IE Stories

IE University is working to improve the access to the different buildings on campus in an effort to ease the flow of traffic, and at the same time increase the safety the IE Community. To do so, we are launching a coordinated series of pilot programs across campus. As part of this program, starting on Monday November 12th, at the MM 31bis building we will launch a pilot program based on new technology: A Biometric Handheld Reader. This new tool has been placed in one of the three current turnstiles, and will speed up and ease general access to the building.

Registration is required for technical reasons, as well as for complying with data protection regulation, since your biometric data may also be processed for a limited period of time and for this purpose –and only for this purpose- with your express consent. Please speak with Reception for information on how to register.

The registration period will begin on November 12th, and will have the following schedule each day:

  • 10:30 – 11:50
  • 12:00 – 13:20
  • 13:40 – 14:50
  • 18:30 – 21:00

Please bear in mind that the ID Card will still work for access at each turnstile. Your ID Card will still be required for identification in other activities, spaces and for other purposes (printers). You will only need your hand to access to the building! We encourage you to participate with these brand new tools, so please register to help us in improving our facilities.


IE’s M&A competition

Written on October 29, 2018 by Campus Life in IE Stories

The Finance and Capital Markets Club partnered together with the Venture Lab, Entrepreneurship and PEVC clubs to make an IE-wide student competition possible. The ongoing 2018 fall edition has united more than 300 participants over the two first sessions, gathering more than 60 competing teams working in a broad spectrum of innovative areas such as technology, insurance, and water treatment, among many others. As a club, we feel proud in witnessing such diversity in areas of interest: it demonstrates how committed the IE community is to creating value through innovation in impactful business proposals. Across the scope of initiatives we lead at the Finance and Capital Markets Club, the M&A competition particularly has the ability to create a tangible impact on the world.

Getting to meet WKN partners

We had the opportunity to speak with WKN partners. After winning the 2018 spring edition of the M&A competition, they decided to continue working on their proposal in order

to make it a real-life project. With this goal in mind and after shortlisting candidates for the project, WKN partners chose a company to work with towards the M&A transaction. They continued conversations, and both parties signed an NDA to facilitate the exchange of the required financial and corporate information to proceed with an accurate company valuation. Among other sets of documents, the valuation process requires the company under assessment to provide sensitive financial projections that WKN partners are using for their in-house evaluation. After carrying out this examination, WKN partners will be ready to have a quantitative assessment on how much the company is worth.

This information is going to serve as basis for a comparative analysis with respect to similar industry companies, and upon agreement on a valuation figure, for proceeding forth in raising capital. According to their latest analysis, WKN partners would be looking to raise €5 million for their M&A fund and start the search for buyers.

Coming sessions are scheduled at Area 31 for November 12th and 20th, starting at 7pm. We look forward to meeting you there!

Blog post by IE student: Alfonso Muñoz-Acevedo

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