Second Edition of the Entrepreneurship Finals held at the Google Campus Madrid

This year, the Entrepreneurship Finals took place at the Google Campus Madrid, one of Google’s 7 venues worldwide dedicated to support entrepreneurs. The five finalists presented their final pitches to a jury from IE Business School. After developing their projects since the beginning of the year, the teams put their learnings in practice at the stage and learned valuable entrepreneurship lessons from the keynote speaker!

Juan Pablo Nebrera, Founder and CEO of Brooklyn Fitboxing was the keynote speaker at the event. With over 200 boxing gyms in 9 countries, he has disrupted the fitness market with Brooklyn Fitboxing. He has created a chain of boxing gyms that seek to make workouts engaging by incorporating IoT technologies to measure every move. Nebrera shared his entrepreneurial journey and the importance of persistence and focusing on one goal at a time. In his talk, he inspired students to follow their own path. After successfully scaling the business model, his focus is to create a value-driven community at Brooklyn Fitboxing.

Congratulations to the finalists Hunger Heroes, Hospitech, Lowkey, Young Drive and HealthHive on their presentations! Throughout the project, the teams have done their research process, design thinking, ideation and testing of their problem hypotheses and solutions. Their solutions were aimed at challenging the status quo in several industries such as healthcare, mobility, and social media platforms. They presented their business pitches, which had a time limit of 5 minutes, to a jury and were evaluated based on the quality of their ideas, presentations and process followed to create their solutions.

After finalizing the pitches and a careful evaluation, Young Drive won the prize at the Entrepreneurship Project Finals! The team, composed by Catalina, Apolline, Carlota, and Blanca, proposed a car sharing solution using microcars instead of normal cars, giving access to underage people to this service. Their value proposition seeks to disrupt the mobility sector by providing solutions tailored for to young adults. They will have the opportunity to attend 4 coaching sessions at IE to further develop their project and participate at the IE Venture Day in July.

The Entrepreneurship Project is designed for students to acquire an entrepreneurial mindset. Co-designed with the IE Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, students will learn problem solving, design thinking, and communication skills in order to identify, validate and test their own ideas to solve global problems.

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