Entrepreneurship Club: Review and Outlook 2016

Written by Johannes Burgard

ESADE cultivates a very collaborative culture on campus and in class room. Team work and social competencies are very important to us and we carry this spirit on to the extracurricular activities. Every school tells you this of course. However, in case and sport competitions we experience a difference to other schools… and they do, too! ;)

The Entrepreneurship Club started this year with very high enthusiasm and great plans. We wanted to create many fun and educational events around the entrepreneurship topic. We found out very soon that we were missing two very important aspects in our planning. First, the MBA keeps you extremely busy and the other MBASA clubs have the same enthusiasm. Second, Barcelona is an incredibly active entrepreneurship hub in Europe. Many students come to explore their options and evaluate their personal interests for their very own future. Most students want to explore more during their MBA journey than just focusing on one topic. Hence, we bundled our resources to align our events with the other MBASA activities and started to filter all the information about entrepreneurship activities on and off campus, and communicated these to our club members. I am talking about the E3 initiative led by the MSc students (MIE – Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship), the EWorks with the EFounders MeetUps, the ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute (EEI, http://www.esade.edu/research-webs/esp/eei/e-garage) activities and the Barcelona happenings, e.g. Silicon Drinkabout and FuckUp Nights Barcelona.

In essence, our club activity became primarily focused on communication and networking. We had a case competition with IESE at StartUpBootCamp Barcelona, hosted guest speakers, held workshops and organized a London Trek in April. We met up with a colorful mix of entrepreneurship players in London: a VC, early stage businesses and startups (Deliveroo, Eyetease, Iadbox), a business builder (The Sandpit), funding platform (Gust), met up with Imperial College and LBS, had a case challenge with 4 Entrepreneurs presenting their challenges, which we were working on during the event. We also connected to our Alumni network and ESADE BAN (Business Angle Network). Before summer we held a second case competition and the Entrepreneurship Club will host a trek to Tel Aviv in September.

Now, we are working on a smooth handover of our responsibilities to the Class of 2018 this fall. I hope this information is useful to you and gives you a first impression what is possible at ESADE and in Barcelona! In case you are joining ESADE this fall, I bet you are pumped up now just as we were one year ago. However, you may relax for now, you don’t need to hustle today. Once you arrive at ESADE, we will introduce you to all of this in detail and you will have enough time to apply for any MBASA position you wish for.

We would like to thank all ESADE entities for the great support through out this amazing year! Also, we want to welcome all new ESADE family members! See you soon!

The Entrepreneurship Board from left to right: Lucas Kardonski, Jose Jaramillo, Talia Montero, Maanas Mediratta, Carla Miranda, Johannes Burgard, Sara Vigil, Francisco Casas, Betsy Espinoza and Björn Müller

The Entrepreneurship Board from left to right: Lucas Kardonski, Jose Jaramillo, Talia Montero, Maanas Mediratta, Carla Miranda, Johannes Burgard, Sara Vigil, Francisco Casas, Betsy Espinoza and Björn Müller

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End of 1st year Beach Party! Class of 2017

Written by Ediana Ramírez

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What better way to celebrate the culmination of the first year in The ESADE MBA than having a Beach Party!

Over 150 students of the ESADE MBA Class of 2017 gathered in the beautiful beach of Gava, Read the rest of this entry »

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Entrepreneurship Club London Trek 2016

The EClub visited the British Capital this year and had the great honor to dive into an exciting entrepreneurship ecosystem in London. During our four trek days in town, we met many professionals from both sides of the “entrepreneurship coin”. Read the rest of this entry »

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A session with Keegan Pierce

The Sports Business Club was delighted to host on campus Keegan Pierce, a senior consultant at Lagardère Sports and fellow ESADE MBA Alumni. Read the rest of this entry »
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TheESADEmba rocking MBAT

Written by Stephan Droste

With 113 ESADEans, our school was represented stronger than ever before in Europe’s most prestigious sports tournament hosted by HEC from May 5 to 8 in Paris.

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Training to enter the world of consulting

One of the goal of the Consulting Club is to provide its members with the skills required to enter the world of consulting. In order to do so we have provided 3 workshops this year to better prepare students: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Family Business Management Class


Written by Diego Espinoza 

It is an amazing thing to have the opportunity to chose different classes in addition to the core set of classes predetermined by the ESADE FT MBA Program. Read the rest of this entry »

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ESADE is full of Talent!

Written by Sara López

Another small piece of information about what is going on in Esade, things which have, for us, become normal but when you think about it is pretty amazing. Read the rest of this entry »

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International Women’s day

In many countries this day is celebrated with flowers and chocolates, at Esade we celebrate in a different way.

This is the day to spread the awareness of gender inequality in many ways such as: women’s economic power, women’s political participation and leadership, women’s safety. Read the rest of this entry »

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ESADE E&E Club Trek to Amsterdam

The 2016 E&E Trek took place in Amsterdam, during April. We went together with the Marketing Club, which meant that ESADE had over 45 people wandering around the Venice of the North. Read the rest of this entry »

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ESADE Consulting Club Trek to Dubai

The ESADE Consulting Club traveled last week for 5 days to Dubai to build lasting relationships between ESADE and some of the finest consulting companies in the Middle East – and give its members a first exposure to the dynamic world of consulting in Dubai. Read the rest of this entry »

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Amsterdam Trek | ESADE Marketing Club

The Marketing Club traveled to Amsterdam to visit top companies in the area to learn further about their marketing practices! Together with the E&E Club, fifty ESADE MBA student embarked on this trip.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The ESADE Luxury and Retail Club TREK

In February, 2016 the ESADE Luxury and Retail club went to the fashion capital of Paris for their first Trek! We participated in the Luxury and Retail Career Forum, a career event hosted for the first time in Paris! Participating schools included London Business School, HEC Paris, INSEAD Business School, SDA Bocconi, Rotterdam School of Management, and IESE Business School. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Garage Pill! Entrepreneurial Strategies for Resource Acquisition

On Tuesday, April 4, 2016, we had a Garage Pill held by Jaume Villanueva (Professor at ESADE Department of Strategy and General Management) at E-Garage. During the presentation we examined some of the most common strategies that entrepreneurs utilize to gain access to external resources. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Boost your Marketing Career | Alumni Networking Event | ESADE Marketing Club

At the end of our second term, a time where we were all thinking about internships and our future after the MBA, the Alumni Marketing Club put together an event where ESADE alumni shared their career experiences, learnings and tips as current decision makers in their companies.

The event started with a round table where the mentors shared with us their thoughts and advice on what companies value in a profile today. After this, we had the opportunity to speed mentor. This means that we met with each of the mentors to talk in small groups of 2-3 people so that we could ask more specific questions to our personal goals. This was a great opportunity to network and meet people that in the future could guide us more in our career related decisions.

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KIC Innoenergy presentation – E&E Club

On March 4th, the club hosted a presentation by Judith Cruxent, from KIC Innoenergy. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Better Halves club has been busy

Written by: Beth Dyson

On February 28th we took a walking tour of the Barrio Gotic with Hidden City Tours (http://www.hiddencitytours.com/) a social enterprise company that has trained formerly homeless individuals as tour guides. Our tour guide, Jose, shared his own personal story as well as hidden secrets of the streets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Case Competition – GSMA Mobile World Congress

Written by: Biagio Di Leo

When I applied for the ESADE MBA, I knew that the School had a link with the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) through partner companies. What I didn’t expect was to end up  presenting to a panel of top managers from the biggest telecommunication companies in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Rock Climbing Team

 Writen by: Rachel Brewster

MBAT (MBA Tournament) is a competition for international MBA schools. It’s hosted by HEC in Paris, in May Read the rest of this entry »

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ESADE Innovation Lab

On Tuesday, February 29th, ESADE Program Management and the D&I Board held an Innovation Lab kick-off and panel discussion. Read the rest of this entry »

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