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Tech and Media Club : Trekking in Dublin

Its official.. We love Dublin. The ESADE Tech and Media club has just returned from a four-day trek to the capital of Ireland where we had our fill of Irish music, Guinness, and of course, all things tech!

Dublin continues its rise as an international, talent-rich tech hub where many of the world’s most impactful companies have chosen to set up shop – many as their primary point of presence in Europe. Our group of 35 students was warmly received by four of the biggest players – Dropbox, Facebook, Google and Salesforce – who shared insights on today’s tech landscape, spoke to their corporate growth strategies, and provided a glimpse of employee life in high-tech.

Day one kicked off with an early visit to Dropbox, where we learned about the Dropbox business model, the impacts of last year’s IPO, and the company’s plans for expansion – in particular, how Dropbox for Business will play a key role in the company’s plan to increase profitability. After seeing their on-site gym, nail salon, and free barista service, we’re ready to move in, and are filing a petition to change the name of meeting room 3D05 to Bocadillos.

The visit was followed by an equally warm reception at Google, where we heard the stories of three ESADE alums and their journeys within the company. Our host Antonio beautifully summed up Google’s dedication to do good by the world through innovation. With regards to a few moonshot projects he told us, “sometimes it’s not about building to sell, rather it’s about building to show what’s possible.”

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Ricardo Barcelona: Counter-intuitive approaches to low carbon economies: Portfolio, competition, and strategic flexibility

Next Monday February 11th at 13:45 the E&E Club together with the Finance and Consulting Club is inviting you to meet Mr. Ricardo Barcelona. He will deliver a talk on “Counter-intuitive approaches to low carbon economies:  Portfolio, competition, and strategic flexibility”.

Ricardo Barcelona has more than 25 years of experience spanning financial services and advisory, energy industry, and academia. In each industry, building on his investment banking experience as top-rated equity analyst and corporate adviser, he has taken various senior executive roles and has successfully executed complex gas infrastructure projects, and mergers and acquisitions deals globally.

He holds a PhD in management from King’s College, London and an MBA from IESE Business School. His latest book, “Energy Investments: An adaptive approach to profiting from uncertainties” was published in 2017 by Palgrave Macmillan.

This will be a 1-hour session that will end with a Q&A. Please submit your questions in advance via the below link:

Date, Time & Location: 11th of February, 13:45 @e-Garage

Looking forward to seeing you there,

The E&E Club

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Happy new year from MBASA2020

A few words from MBASA 2020 President:

Our MBA Class set off with the wind for a well-deserved holiday. Some us used this time to explore the festive side of Barcelona. Others traveled to spend time with family and loved ones. Many adventured to see parts of the world new to them. And perhaps most of us set time to complete a pre-read, case analysis, job application, or review of accounting 😉

Whichever way you spent your break, MBASA hopes you were able to relax and rejuvenate, and are ready to take on Term 2!

The mark of a new year is, for some, a time to reflect on the recent past and set personal resolutions to reach an aspiration in the coming year. I’m not someone who waits until New Year’s for this type of stuff, yet the timing was perfect to pause and think back on Term 1, rightly labeled as Awareness. The ESADE MBA has exposed us to much opportunity and challenge. It certainly has advanced my knowledge of myself and the world around me. I am armed with a greater perspective, and I hope you are, too.

In 2019, I wish the best to each of you in the pursuit of your aspirations. Continue to build on your strengths, while nurturing complementary skills. Focus even more on activities that matter most to you. Step into arenas that make you uncomfortable. Surround yourself with those who push you harder. Take setbacks and disappointments as necessary points in the journey. Create the path that is right for you. And, please, don’t forget to enjoy the present, and make cherished memories.

On behalf of your MBASA Board Representatives, I wish you a Happy New Year, and extend a warm welcome back as we set off on Term 2 together.

Mandeep Jangi

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The Healthcare Panel

On March 23rd, ESADE Healthcare Club held a roundtable entitled “where is the healthcare industry heading”. The panel was led by Felipe Lopez, manager of the Consumer Healthcare Business Unit at Chiesi Laboratories; Deirdre Field, Finance and Strategy consultant for Europe, Middle East and Africa in the Animal Health Department at Eli Lilly; Eric Hurel, regional HR manager for Europe, Canada and Latin America at Actelion; and Filippo Prina, director of IMS Health.

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Retail & Luxury MBA Career Forum in Bocconi

The biggest event for MBA students in Europe, interested in the luxury and retail industry for future professional development was organized in its second edition during the first days of March.

The event was held in SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan. Having the opportunity of attending the event in Milan, the worldwide epicentre of fashion and luxury, and sharing experiences with peers from the best business schools in Europe, such as LBS, Bocconi, IESE, Insead, HEC and of course ESADE to demonstrate top companies our energy and interest; generated big hopes.

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VC visits by the ESADE MBA Entrepreneurship Club!

Visit 1: Sailing the venture yacht with Paua Ventures

On 22 March, 2017, the Entrepreneurship Club of ESADE MBA has had the honor to be hosted by successful entrepreneur-turned venture capitalist Mr Georg Stockinger. Like many of us in the MBA, Georg had an engineering background, and after some years of corporate experiences he decided to pursue an MSc in Finance at ESADE.

With an excellent profile for any company, he dived into the startup world after graduation. Georg has run a few big startup names under his responsibility. After two years he took a turn into the other side and started his VC life. Last year, Georg decided to join Paua Ventures.

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