Students of the IE International MBA

IE Business School just announce that from September 2012 IE Business School´s entrepreneurs will have a physical co-working space from where to launch their global startups.

IE Business School via it Centre for International Entrepreneurial Management has kept its finger on the pulse of the startup scene in Spain producing multiple high growth potential spin outs and driving the development of Spains Startup Ecosystem via initiatives such as The Venture LabPasiónIEVenture NetworkVenture DaysSpain Startup & Investor Summit, andSpain Startup Co-Investment Fund.

IE Business School will now have a physical location to embody all of these initiatives and to reflect our own entrepreneurial spirit.  Working with architect Fernando Serrano and his team, with advice from Max Olivia of The Hub Madrid we are confident this incubator will be a truly creative place acting as a hub for IE´s entrepreneurs and the wider startup ecosystem in Spain.  500M2 of innovative co-working space in the basement of Maria de Molina 31 will be our new home with 100Mb bandwidth, wi-fi, chill out zone, amphitheatre, kitchen, lockers, and a whole lot of fun and creativity.

The new incubation space will be the new home of the Venture Lab which incubates up to 100 startup teams per annum; our mentors and investors in residence;  and the Venture Network which celebrates startups from all over Spain and beyond in its weekly pitch slam event.  The centre will also welcome new initiatives like Think, Team, Go! and the occasional Hackathon working with our techie friends and collaborators. J

So we are super excited to be realising one of our dreams and launching our very own incubator in the heart of the Salamanca district within a stone’s throw of Madrid´s Golden Mile.  However, we have one small problem – our wonderful incubation space and innovation centre needs a name…

As our beloved startup community we need YOUR help in picking a name for the centre.  We want this space to be an open and accessible resource to the whole startup ecosystem therefore we invite all of you to help us select the name that best reflects the soul of our startup activities.

Please visit online poll to submit your vote!


Voting ends 25th July!

All participants will be invited to our launch event to open the centre at the end of September J

Happy voting!!!