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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!

 

 

 

 

 


Jason Andrew
May 31, 2010
Shanghai residential period

I recently returned from our 2 week residential period in Shanghai. The first 2 days were exams and on the 3rd day we presented our business plans for the Entrepreneurship class. This was done at the Spanish pavilion at the World Expo. We are a lucky group because we will be the only ones who get to go to the Expo as part of the period.

The 2 weeks were a wonderful experience, not only because of the city, but also because it was an excellent opportunity to catch up with the rest of the class. We’d all met for 2 weeks in Madrid 6 months before and had been avidly reading each others posts in the online class discussion. However, it was very special to be able to bond closer to so many great people I now consider friends for life. In fact our class has pretty much decided that we want to have an annual reunion, to be held anywhere in the world. People kept telling me that the greatest benefit they got from an EMBA was the networks. Well, I’d have to agree, although it is not just the networks, because we are all very experienced in our field, but the camaraderie you have with someone who is going through the same journey as you are with the IE Executive MBA.

As for Shanghai and China…amazing. You really need to go there to believe it. What they are doing in China and the scale they have is beyond imagination and it is hard to fathom what they are achieving whilst the rest of the world is going through a financial crisis.

Study trip to Port of Shanghai.


 
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