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January 20, 2012
Don´t miss the next Online Master Class!

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (24th January)

IE Business School invites you to participate in an actual Online Master Class that will be brought to you and other standout professionals via live video conference streaming. The discussion will be led by Newton Campos, professor of “Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies“, who will introduce and analyze the challenges of the subject in question with joining participants.

Professor Newton Campos has been studying the phenomenon of entrepreneurship over the past 10 years and has contributed to the start-up of several companies in Brazil. In this session, Professor Campos will discuss the paradoxical impact that obstacles can play on the development of new businesses in these growing regions all over the world. Subsequently, he will host a debate and stimulate the reflection on how people can generate benefits from these obstacles by identifying business opportunities and putting ideas into practice in some emerging markets that will soon become the largest players in the world.

Please register below to one of our Online Master Class sessions:

 

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: NEWTON CAMPOS, PhDNewton Campos

Academic Background

• Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship, FGV-SP
• MBA, IE Business School & IIM Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata
• Bachelor in Accounting, PUC-SP
• Information Technology, ORT Institute of Technology

Professional Experience

• Professor of “Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets”, IE Business School
• Admissions Director, IE Business School
• Country Manager, Brazil, IE Business School
• Extensive participation in successful and failed start-ups in Brazil
• Marketing Expert, Telefonica

ADVANCE PREPARATION

 

For a better simulation of a debate generated under the case method, we suggest you to take a look at the Master Class video of Hans Rosling on Global Population growth and try to find answers to the following question: What kind of business opportunities arise with the phenomenon observed by Rosling?

Looking forward to your participation at the event,

Warm regards,
Blended Programs Admissions Team


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January 10, 2012
Real success at the IE Venture Day in Shanghai

The  IE Venture Day  , hosted for the first time outside our Campus in Madrid,  has been a GLOBAL success !

http://gxmba.ie.edu/

 

On January 10th, the IE Venture Day competition kicked-off very early in the morning at Fudan University in Shanghai,  where aspiring IE entrepreneurs presented their business plans to a world-renowed panel of  VC and Angel investors.

Our Global Executive MBA  students have risen the bar again, challenging the Jury with innovative, sustainable and “out of the box” pitches.

In this very first international edition of the IE Venture Day, there was a tough competition between Business Plans but we would like to send our warmest congratulations to the winner team Medsynch , a new concept for health monitoring system.

Medsynch

 

Moreover, all the Business Plans from our students were truly representative of the IE Business School  approach to entrepreneurship and of its commitment to supporting new and disruptive ideas among the investors.

In fact, during the event, we have been confirmed that one of the teams, XXBB (a social platform for chinese mothers) has received a proposal from one the investors in the panel!

Such good news to share with the audience!

Keep updated and follow us these days through our blog and social media networks!


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January 9, 2012
IE Venture Day goes “one step beyond” and launches in China

Shanghai Venture Day

IE Business School is proud to host its next IE Venture Day  in Shanghai on January 10th, 2012 at the Fudan University Business School.

For the first time, the IE Venture Day takes a step further delivering its entrepreneurial spirit abroad by launching the project in the Asian “hub”.

During the Venture Day  in Shanghai there will be two business model presentations, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, including a lunch and an evening networking event with Fudan students.

This group of business models include projects in micro finance, renewable energy, tourism, electric cars, theme parks, medical devices, biotechnology, agriculture, education, internet platforms and social media.

Theses pre- selected business models are presented by IE students and IE Alumni to Jurys of potential investors and local Entrepreneurs.

 

James Tan    Our guest speaker, as well as a Jury member for the event will be Mr. James Tan, a well-known Angel investor based in Beijing    and Singapore who will address the group on Startup Activity in China. Mr. Tan is Co- Founder of 55tuan and Managing Partner of QuestVC.

  QuestVC is a venture capital firm with offices in Beijing and Singapore that invests and incubates companies at the seed and angel stage. James is co-founder and former COO of 55Tuan, the largest social e-commerce site in China with 5,000 employees across 200 cities. Prior to this, James was in the technology and financial sectors with companies in the Singapore Technologies group and JPMorgan Chase.

 

 

The IE Venture Lab is the vehicle for preparing IE Business School student and alumni startups for Venture Days in different VC and Angel investor locations.

 

Follow us these days through our blog and social media networks!

 

 

 

 

 


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October 17, 2011
Facilitating Successful Meetings by Mark Fritz

 

fritz9How you facilitate meetings can make a big difference on the quality of the discussions and the ultimate outcome you are to achieve.  This Six P’s will help you lead more successful meetings in the future.

1. Preparation
As in everything in life, you do a better job on anything if you do the preparation; and the same is true if you are going to lead a meeting.  There are two key actions to do in this preparation.  1) Get very clear on the outcome you want to drive in the meeting and remember to state it up front at the start of the meeting.  2) Meet some of the key participants prior to the meeting.  Especially with a meeting discussing a very emotive topic, you want to meet some of the key people beforehand and really understand their position. Understanding the position of key participants helps you to control the actual meeting much more effectively.

2. Performance
How you act in the meeting can really set the atmosphere for it.  If you speak with energy and passion, the people in the room will pick up on that and speak with energy and passion.  Very often, the people in the meeting will feed off the energy and attitude of the leader.  Therefore, as the leader, always bring in the most energy and drive into each meeting; and leave any negativity or tiredness at the door.

3. Paraphrase
People express their thoughts in different ways, and sometimes in ways that are not as meaningful to others.  When this happens, you can help others to understand better by paraphrasing what was said in a different way.  Keeping the discussions moving forward is key for meetings, and paraphrasing is one of the best ways to accomplish this.  Also, you can paraphrase negative comments of some participants into a much more constructive and productive way.  In fact, paraphrasing negative comments can be one of the most important skills to help keep the discussions moving forward and not letting a particular negative comment destroy what was a good discussion.

4. Prompt
Many times you will lead meetings where you know some of the people really have some good ideas to share, but just don’t speak up.  As the leader, you can pick them and ask if they have any ideas they would like to share.  Also, if you did your preparation and spoke to them prior to the meeting, you can then say to them “John, remember you had this idea when we talked this past week – could you share that with the others”.  The problem is never that there are not enough good ideas in the room, but that people don’t always share them.  Prompting gets more information out of everyone that could be useful for getting a better outcome from the meeting.

5. Pre-empt
Now, the next P is the opposite of prompting.  Here you want to pre-empt some possible negative comments from someone in the meeting. Again, if you have done your preparation, you would have talked to the people who you thought might be negative in the meeting.  When they begin to express their negative thoughts, you then “pre-empt” them by saying “yes John, when we met this past week you said that…..”.  This gives you a way to share what John wanted to say, but in a much less confrontational way.  However, remember that to pre-empt someone in a polite way you must have talked to the meeting where they expressed that thought.

6. Position
Where you stand in the room and how you move around the room can either help or hinder the conversations.  If you are in the middle and constantly moving around to help drive the conversation, you are then really controlling it as well.  Sometimes you need to back away in a corner if the conversations are being productive and don’t really need your help.  Also, there’s a great way to control people who are speaking too much.  Why don’t you just stand in front of them for a few minutes and you take them out of the conversation quite naturally.  That’s not something you want to do often, but there always comes the times when someone is just being too disruptive.

Remember these six P’s for the next time you need to lead a meeting, and you will drive it to a much more successful outcome.

PreparationPerformanceParaphrasePromptPre-emptPosition

 


 
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