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21
Nov

Personal Branding and Elevator Pitch by The Bold Choice

Written on November 21, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

In Collaboration with three other clubs (IE Marketing Club, IE Communications Club, and IE Public Speaking Club), IE Entrepreneurship Club co-hosted Jane Rodríguez del Tronco who is an Executive and Team Coach, Personal Brand Expert, CEO of The Bold Choice, and Associate Professor at IE Business School. Jane offered a session on Personal Branding and Elevator Pitch for Entrepreneurs to 80 students.

Entrepreneurs need a personal brand because they are constantly in contact with investors and potential business partners with whom they need to build trustworthy relationships.

In her presentation, Mrs. Rodriguez mentioned that the main purpose of building our personal brand should be to show others what is special about us, what is the value we can offer to the world. Our personal brand is what people say about us when we are not in the same room and it has a lasting power.

Mrs. Rodriguez also highlighted the importance of having a good elevator pitch in order to succeed in our careers. When building our elevator pitch, we have to think about what makes us different and what are the solution/s we can provide to others. She said that sometimes we work a lot in our true selves but we forget to make us visible because we expect others to make us visible. Therefore, we need to work on our elevator pitch as this is a great opportunity to show our value and sell ourselves or our business ideas.

Finally, Mrs. Rodriguez added that networking is fundamental in our careers, but what is more important is how we work with our net.

If you like our events, would like to become a member of IE Entrepreneurship Club or have any doubts, please send us an email to entrepreneurship.club@ie.edu.

Blog post by Andrea Labiste, President of IE Entrepreneurship Club.

23
Apr

Startup Grind Madrid with IE Entrepreneurship Club

Written on April 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

On January 24th, IE Entrepreneurship Club hosted Startup Grind Madrid on Campus. A fantastic opportunity to meet Antonio Cantalapiedra, former Country Manager (CM) of MyTaxi Spain in Madrid and get inspired by his entrepreneurship experience. Let’s look at some highlights…

Startup Grind is a worldwide community which aims to educate, inspire and connect people in the entrepreneurial sector. Their Madrid chapter was relaunched three years ago when Claus Rosenberg encouraged the re-initiation after the project had been put on pause. Along with Roger Berdayes, Gonzalo Torres and Costanza Vanutelli, they were skeptical that it would work due to a lack of entrepreneurial culture, but they believed Madrid’s potential had yet to bloom, so they pursued.

All talks that Startup Grind organizes are centered around the speaker’s experience. The aim is to tackle key topics that focus on the speaker’s knowledge. Sharing the same ambition and mindset, Madrid Startup Grind and Instituto de Empresa’s (IE) Entrepreneurship Club have partnered to promote the project. In fact, the famous Area 31 has held an event on last January 24th, hosting the ex-CEO of Mytaxi Madrid, Antonio Cantalapiedra. He is best described as an energetic leader who excels in leading change. He was at the reins of Mytaxi Spain because of his understanding of the market that allowed him to adjust the strategy and drive the company to success.
During the talk, Cantalapiedra underlined the importance of customers’ opinion and reviews; understanding their needs and problems is an essential block to ensuring the survival of a project.

In a recent interview, Roger Berdayes explained “the so-called ecosystem, refers to the entrepreneurial sector of a given place. When asked why they had chosen Madrid, he responded that unlike other ecosystems – such as Barcelona, London, and Tel Aviv- Madrid entrepreneurs are of a different breed precisely because of the different relationship that they have with their investors. In other words, more developed ecosystems, startups hare a higher success rate because investors know what it implies. Whereas in Madrid, which is the financial center of Spain, investors are not looking to invest in high-risk projects; instead, they reluctant to move on to the venture capitalist mentality. They look for security, and start-up investments are all, but safe. That’s why we wish to encourage the latent talent that there is in Madrid.” The co-director continues: “we look at the big picture, and we want to improve Spain’s ecosystem as a whole. Particularly, Barcelona is doing a fantastic job; their ecosystem is older than Madrid’s, it is rapidly growing in size, quality, and team retention. Madrid is still at the stage of growing its reputation; we seek to attract more founders from both outside and within,” Berdayes concludes.

In a study  conducted by the EDUCA 2020, produced by Gad3 and sponsored by where nine thousand Spaniards were interviewed. The results showed that one in five higher education students want to be entrepreneurs. In a similar study, only one thousand were interviewed, but the authors found that fifty-seven percent of the new generation wants to be self-employed. Forty percent also point out that being self-employed implies an element of self-achievement while twenty-three percent see it as a way into the job market.
Nevertheless, most of them approach entrepreneurship from the wrong perspective. They think it is about owning a company and earning millions. Berdayes pointed out that “If you are an entrepreneur you don’t focus on owning a company, because most of all, you want to solve a problem, and it might involve creating a company to conquer it. It requires determination and persistence; it is not easy, but it is the most rewarding and worthwhile experience.” concludes the co-director of the Madrid chapter. The way Startup Grind spreads information is unconventional. They offer all the tools to be a well-rounded entrepreneur; it is up to each one of the participants to take and cherish what they need.

On another note, Madrid’s economy is growing by three percent yearly. It is perhaps the only city that did not experience significant unemployment during the Spanish crisis. The bureaucracy in Spain is less than many Eastern European hubs, yet still more than Saxon ones.

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur in Madrid or another Startup Grind City Chapter, this event is what you want to be involved with. It is an engaging and useful way to, expand your knowledge and develop your network. One of their recurring teachings is that failure is temporary and should not discourage you! Get reassured by the fact that other people are going through the same struggles.

The events, together with the events and workshops organized by the Entrepreneurship club, allow for the development and exchange of ideas to foster a growing entrepreneurial community on campus and beyond.

Stay tuned for the upcoming events of both the Entrepreneurship Club.

The Entrepreneurship Club’s mission is to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship among IE students. The club focuses on organizing events that will inspire and help entrepreneurs, especially in the phases of deciding to become an entrepreneur and turning your idea into a real company.

IE Entrepreneurship Club hosted Startup Grind Madrid in Area 31
Elena C. Broglia

16
Apr

On January 24th, IE Entrepreneurship Club hosted Startup Grind Madrid on Campus. A fantastic opportunity to meet Antonio Cantalapiedra, former CEO of MyTaxi Madrid and get inspired by his entrepreneurship experience. Let’s come back on this event…

Start-up Grind is a worldwide community which aims to educate, inspire and connect people in the entrepreneurial sector. Their Madrid chapter, was born only three years ago when Claus Rosenberg encouraged the initiation. Along with Roger Berdayes and Gonzalo Torres, they were skeptical that it would work due to a lack of entrepreneurial culture, but they believed Madrid’s potential had yet to bloom.

All talks that Start-up Grind organizes, are centered around the speaker’s experience. The aim is to tackle key topics that focus on the speaker’s knowledge. Sharing the same ambition and mindset, Madrid Start-up Grind and Instituto de Empresa’s (IE) Entrepreneurship Club have partnered to promote the project. In fact, the famous Area 31 has held an event on last Januray 24th, hosting the ex-CEO of Mytaxi Madrid, Antonio Cantalapiedra. He is best described as an energetic leader who excels in leading change. He was at the reins of Mytaxi Spain because of his understanding of the market that allowed him to adjust the strategy and drive the company to success.
During the talk, Cantalapiedra underlined the importance of customers’ opinion and reviews; understanding their needs and problems is an essential block to ensuring the survival of a project.

In a recent interview, Roger Berdayes explained “the so-called ecosystem, refers to the entrepreneurial sector of a given place. When asked why they had chosen Madrid, he responded that unlike other ecosystems – such as Barcelona, London, and Tel Aviv (the last one being the biggest of them all) – Madrid entrepreneurs are of a different breed precisely because of the different relationship that they have with their investors. In other words, more developed ecosystems, startups hare a higher success rate because investors know what they are getting into. Whereas here, is the financial center, founding businesses are not looking to invest into high-risk projects; instead, they are stuck in the mentality of equity funding. They look for security and start up investments are all, but safe. That’s why we wish to encourage the latent talent that there is in Madrid.” The co-founder continues: “we look at the big picture and we want to improve Spain’s ecosystem as a whole. Barcelona in particular, is doing a fantastic job, their ecosystem is older, rapidly growing in size and quality. Madrid is growing its reputation, we seek to attract more founders from both outside and within,” Berdayes concludes.

Generally, about 25 percent of undergraduate students want to become entrepreneurs, although most of them approach entrepreneurship from the wrong perspective. They think it is about owning a company and earning millions. Berdayes pointed out that “If you are an entrepreneur you don’t focus on owning a company, because most of all, you want to solve a problem, and it involves creating a company in order to solve it. It requires determination and persistence; it is not easy, but it is the most rewarding and worthwhile experience.” concludes the co-founder of the Madrid chapter. Additionally, the way they spread information is completely unconventional. They offer all the tools to be a well-rounded entrepreneur, it is up to each one of the participants to take and cherish what they need.

On another note, Madrid’s economy is growing by three percent yearly. It is perhaps the only city that did not experience significant unemployment during the Spanish crisis. The bureaucracy in Spain is less than many Eastern European cities, yet still more than Saxon countries. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur in Madrid or in another City Chapter, Start-up Grind is what you want to be involved with. It is an engaging and useful, way to expand your knowledge and network. One of their recurring teachings is that failure is temporary and should not discourage you! Get reassured by the fact that other people are going through the same struggles.

The events, together with the events and workshops organized by the Entrepreneurship club, allow for the development and exchange of ideas to foster a growing entrepreneurial community on campus and beyond.

Stay tuned for our next events!

The Entrepreneurship Club’s mission is to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship among IE students. We focus on organising events that will inspire and help entrepreneurs, especially in the phases of deciding to become an entrepreneur and turning your idea into a real company.

24
Jul

IE Venture Day Madrid 2014

Written on July 24, 2014 by Campus Life in Professional

On May 7th 2014, IE Business School had been hosting its signature event again, which is not only gathering important entrepreneurs and angel investors, but also hosts the finale of its accelerator program Venture Lab.

Venture Day consists of a series of panels, speakers, networking opportunities, and a venture competition. Participants included key figures of the following organizations:
• 500 Startups
• Bulldog Gin
• Dick Brewer Surfboards
• FON
• J-Seed
• Kolohala Ventures
• SES Astra
• Wallstrip

Winner of the Venture Lab Final has become Pupilum: a digital platform for further medical education (see: www.pupilum.com)

The event had been organized by Liz Fleming (Venture Lab) and the IE Entrepreneurship Club.
As in the previous years, the event had been sponsored by Auditorio Rafael del Pino, which offered their venue to host the 500 visitors event. A special thank goes to all participants of the event.
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10
Jun

IE Entrepreneurship Club Co-Hosts IE Venture Day Madrid

Written on June 10, 2014 by Campus Life in Professional

IML_1808The IE Entrepreneurship Club co-orgaznized IE Venture Day Madrid on 7th May, the school’s flagship start-up conference and competition for the first time in the event’s history. This collaboration will continue in the future and will be built into the club’s main activities. Thanks to IE Hivezilla Business Design Club viewers from around the world could follow the event live online and vote for their favourite start-ups on www.venturedaymadrid.com; and IE Electronic Music Club elevated the atmosphere with great tunes. Auditorium Rafael del Pino was full house again with more than 500 attendees and international investors/entrepreneurs, including keynote speakers Howard Lindzon, founder of Stocktwits.com, online communications platform and Martin Varsavsky, former IE & current Columbia University Professor, founder of billion euro businesses such as Jazztel, Fon and Ya.com.

IML_2109IE Venture Day took its guest on a trip to start-up paradise from Hawaii through Tel Aviv to Mallorca and explored what these exotic locations offer and how they benefit tech businesses.  Legendary surfboard designer, Dick Brewer from Hawaii revealed the secrets about his success as an entrepreneur and Chenoa Farnsworth, “Hawaii Angel” invited start-ups to apply to Blue Startups, the Honolulu based accelerator program. The educational theme dominated the top 2 winning start-ups of IE Venture Day. The 1st place went to Pupilum, an e-learning platform with accredited courses for healthcare professionals; the 2nd place as well as the popular vote went to Pentagrom that helps people learn written music more intuitively and the bronze medal was awarded to ChicPlace.com the unique online lifestyle store.

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