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babson-group work 2El 16 y 17 de marzo,  la sede de IE University en Madrid ha acogido un grupo de 25 alumnos de Babson University que visitan España para conocer los cambios históricos, políticos y sociales ocurridos en los últimos cuarenta años en nuestro país. Estos alumnos, que proceden de diversos países, están en su tercer año de universidad. Babson University se centra en los estudios empresariales y sus alumnos se interesan en oportunidades y posibilidades emergentes, buscan ideas para colaborar con estudiantes de España y otras partes de Europa con el mismo tipo de estudios. Para promocionar esta colaboración, el grado en Administración de Empresas de IE Univesity organizó un almuerzo en el Student Hub de Madrid junto con una actividad para construir equipos entre los alumnos de Babson e IE University.


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babson-luncheonOn March 16th and 17th, a group of 24 undergraduate students from Babson College, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, came to IE University. Babson College, one of our exchange partners, is known for its innovative spirit and is ranked as one of the top undergraduate institutions for entrepreneurship in the U.S.  

While on their visit of 2 days, Babson students participated in various lectures that developed their understanding of the historical, political and societal changes that have taken place in Spain since its transition to democracy.  Professors from IE University and Business School, such as Gayle Allard, Josep Borrell, Gerardo Jacobs, and Miguel Larrañaga organized presentations to share their academic insight with our visiting students. Babson students also had the opportunity to visit IE Business School’s Area31, where they learned about the Startup ecosystem around IE as well as heard pitches from various entrepreneurs. 

One of the highlights over the two days was a joint Luncheon and Team-Building activity lead by Prof. Matthias Tietz that involved the Babson students along with a group of some of our best students at IE University. During the luncheon, the students had a chance to network and exchange perspectives on academics, business and world affairs. The students from both schools also had a chance to participate in a team activity titled “Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset” that allowed them to use critical thinking and creativity skills to develop and create products targeted towards specific customer bases.  It proved to be a great success, and both groups of students walked away from the event happy, enlightened and with fresh perspectives.  

IE University and Babson, together, are exploring future opportunities to expand our partnership and collaborative efforts. 



Tyba-equipo-Schruna-iTyba, the online recruiting company founded by three IE University alumni, has just closed a large investment round with an injection of $3.1 million. The news was announced today on Techcrunch, a leading blog on entrepreneurship around the world. The injection of capital is Tyba’s largest to date since its creation in 2011, and comes from initial investor Sunstone Capital, based in Copenhagen, and from a new investor, Impulse, a venture capital fund firm which forms part of the Kuwaiti Investment Authority (KIA), the seventh largest sovereign fund in the world. As a result Impulse has now joined the company’s board.

This latest round of funding comes just 11 months after the online recruitment platform announced a seed round of funding totaling $1.2 million, evidencing the rapid rate at which Tyba is making progress in the candidate hiring sector, helping them “find a job that excites them.”

Tyba, which connects and matches top international candidates with job opportunities at the world’s best startups and technology businesses, is currently the largest of its kind in Europe in terms of the number of firms on its platform. The company was founded by Eiso Kant, Jorge Schnura and Philip Von Have, while they were still students of IE University’s Bachelor in Business Administration. Tyba now has a workforce of 28 people from 16 countries, aged between 18 and 46 years old.

Jorge Schnura, Co-founder and VP of Tyba Users explained that the latest round of funding has consolidated Tyba as Europe’s largest recruitment platform for startups. “It has brought added impetus that will help the company achieve its long-term goal of fixing inefficiencies in recruitment processes.”

Izzat Abou-Amarah, CEO of Impulse, commented on his company’s investment in Tyba. “We at Impulse are keen to be supporting Tyba and its vision of a world where everyone can easily find a job that excites them. Over the past year we have seen first-hand how the company has developed the team, resources and attitude needed to make that vision a reality. Tyba’s team, technology and execution of key projects has impressed us and we are very happy to be supporting the company moving forward.”

Jimmy Nielsen Fussing , Managing partner at Sunstone Capital, also expressed his delight  at closing the round, adding: “Since Sunstone invested  in Tyba a little less than a year ago, it has already taken a huge step towards becoming the preferred startup recruitment platform in Europe. Today, more than five hundred startups trust Tyba to deliver quality candidates and that number is currently growing exponentially.” Nielsen Fussing underscored that fact that “Tyba has a natural curiosity that always challenges the Status Quo, which we believe is the ingredient for their success. We are thrilled to be part of the journey.”

Tyba currently boasts over five hundred startups in 14 different European cities on its platform – more than any of its competitors. Between August and September of 2014, it saw a 200% growth in month on month company registrations. This latest round of funding will help the company increase these figures considerably, with over 1,000 companies expected be signed up to the platform by the end of the year. 


Tyba is an online platform that is re-imagining the process of junior recruitment globally by connecting and matching the most suitable talent available with job opportunities at the world’s most exciting startups.

Founders: Eiso Kant, Jorge Schnura, Philip von Have

Founded: September 2011

Headquarters: Madrid, Spain

Total funding (to date): $4.7 Million

Investors: Sunstone Capital, Impulse (Part of the Kuwaiti Investment Authority – KIA)

Team: 28-person-strong team representing 16 nationalities, all between the ages of 18 and 46 years.

Tagline: Find a job that excites you



Impulse invests in cutting edge or high potential technology companies. The company’s strength lies in its dynamic and diversified portfolio that provides a broad array of technology solutions, establishing a platform that enables its portfolio companies to expand their operations in the MENA region.


Founded in 2007, Sunstone Capital is a leading European early-stage technology and life sciences venture capital firm. The partnership manages around €700 million in committed capital across seven funds. The technology portfolio includes companies like Blackwoodseven, Crate, Fame Analytics, GetYourGuide, Issuu,, and Neo Technology.

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Tyba, la plataforma de reclutamiento online fundada por antiguos alumnos de IE University, cierra una ronda de inversión de 3,1 millones de dólares

Tyba, la empresa de reclutamiento fundada por tres antiguos alumnos de IE University, acaba de cerrar una importante ronda de inversión de 3,1 millones de dólares. Así lo anunció hoy el portal Techcrunch, uno de los blogs referentes sobre emprendimiento a nivel internacional. Esta inyección de capital, la más importante de Tyba desde su creación en 2011, procede de los anteriores inversores, Sunstone Capital, con sede en Copenhague, y del nuevo inversor Impulse, fondo de capital riesgo perteneciente a la Kuwaiti Investment Authority (KIA), el séptimo mayor fondo soberano del mundo. Como resultado de esa inversión, Impulse pasa a formar parte de la junta directiva de la empresa.

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Laboratorios Csa de la Moneda IE 1Around 70 IE University students have begun to work in the corporate lab facilities in La Casa de la Moneda in Segovia, where they will develop projects related to architecture, art, communication, law, sports, finance, management and psychology. The students, who were welcomed this Monday by the director of the lab, Professor Francisco Mata, will work in this space fulltime from Monday to Thursday until the end of June.  

They will focus their work in 8 projects and in the business incubator of IE University, planned to raise new entrepreneurial ideas within the students and develop external advisory programs.

The Business Lab was set up under an agreement with the city of Segovia, who gave the premises of the cultural building for this purpose. The building is located a few metres from the private IE campus, located in the historic Convent of Santa Cruz la Real. The Mint, founded by Philip II and built by Juan de Herrera between 1583 and 1588, concluded its restoration two years ago. With this initiative IE University aims to become a bridge between the university and the company and promote entrepreneurial culture in Castilla y León. The academic institution aims to contribute actively in the recovery of regional economic development and empowerment abroad.

The laboratory expects to be an innovative business incubator. A large group of students from different countries have managed to discover international business opportunities. An example of this is ‘Tyba’, a company created by IE University students who received the Audience Award at the international conference of young entrepreneurs in Amsterdam organized by the portal ‘The Next Web’.

‘Tyba’ is an online junior recruitment platform that allows students and graduates to show their full professional potential. The start-up opened its offices in September 2011 and has a team of twelve people from nine different nationalities. 

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Laboratorios Csa de la Moneda IE 4Alrededor de 70 estudiantes de IE University  han comenzado a trabajar en las instalaciones del laboratorio empresarial que alberga la Casa de la Moneda de Segovia, en el que desarrollarán proyectos vinculados con la arquitectura, el arte, la comunicación, el derecho, los deportes, la gestión, las finanzas y la psicología Los alumnos, que han sido recibidos este lunes por el director de los Laboratorio del centro, el profesor Francisco Mata, trabajarán en este espacio hasta finales de junio de lunes a jueves a jornada completa. 

Centrarán su labor en ocho proyectos y en la incubadora de empresas de IE University, planteada para canalizar las ideas emprendedoras de los estudiantes y desarrollar programas de asesoría externa.

El laboratorio empresarial fue puesto en marcha en virtud de un convenio con el Ayuntamiento de Segovia, que cedió las dependencias del edificio cultural de la Casa de la Moneda para este fin. El edificio se encuentra a unos metros del campus del centro privado, ubicado en el histórico Convento de Santa Cruz la Real. La Ceca, fundada por Felipe II y construida por Juan de Herrera entre 1583 y 1588, concluyó su rehabilitación hace dos años Con esta iniciativa IE University  pretende convertirse en puente entre la universidad y la empresa e impulsar la cultura emprendedora en Castilla y León. La institución académica aspira a contribuir de forma activa en la recuperación del desarrollo económico regional y su potenciación en el exterior. 

El laboratorio prevé ser un vivero de empresas innovadoras de referencia. Un grupo importante de alumnos procedentes de varios países ya ha conseguido descubrir oportunidades de negocio a nivel internacional. Un ejemplo de ello es ‘Tyba’, una empresa creada por estudiantes de IE UNIVERSITY que recibió el premio del público en la conferencia internacional de jóvenes emprendedores organizada en Ámsterdam por el portal ‘The Next Web’.

‘Tyba’ es una plataforma online de reclutamiento junior que permite a estudiantes y recién graduados mostrar todo su potencial profesional. Abrió sus oficinas en septiembre de 2011 y cuenta con un equipo de doce personas de nueve nacionalidades distintas.


Grado_ADE_Social_Entrepreneurship_UEIAThe opportunity to connect theory with practice is a key component of undergraduate education, particularly for students pursuing a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree.  IE University students in Professor Rachida Justo’s “Social Entrepreneurship” class have benefitted from this hands-on experience through a course focused on pro-bono consulting work.  The objective is that students end up having a well-rounded knowledge of the issues faced by social entrepreneurs. 

For three months, more than 20 BBA students have been working in small teams with clients of a Madrid-based incubator called UEIA: The first European accelerator for technology-based social projects. This initiative has arisen from the need of what the third sector is facing, which is currently in a time of change and requires reinvention towards future sustainability. 

The IE University course includes both related classroom work and frequent communication (via email, conferencing and onsite visits) to shape a viable consulting project addressing a specific area of organizational need. 

“For an undergraduate student studying business, the opportunity to work with a social enterprise for three months can be quite eye-opening,” said Rachida Justo, who also teaches entrepreneurship in IE’s MBA and Executive Education programs.  “And not only have these students gained valuable experience but they’ve made real impact.  In fact, the social enterprises have responded as enthusiastically as the students and many have already begun to implement ideas generated by the students. It shows how beneficial a diverse working environment can be for entrepreneurship activity.” 

Last Monday, in the final session of the course, each team of BBA students presented the culmination of the work to their clients at the UEIA headquarters 

During this particular program, the BBA students are working with the following five social enterprises associated with UEIA: 

  1. Afables: the first social service that recommends help at home. Help for people who experience personal and family dependence, giving them the opportunity to choose from a website the best expert qualified to help with their needs, based on ratings, reviews and recommendations from other users.
  2. Cien-pies: city education for children between the ages of 4-11 years old. Coordination via web, with GPS tracking, to take children walking to school, guided by professionals. Meanwhile social education is being reinforced in a practical and amusing manner.
  3. Creciclando: sharing platform that encourages responsible drinking for parents with babies and children, and pregnant women.
  4. Trip-Drop: portal that incorporates solitary experiences when travelling in Spain and around the world. Publishes needs of different centres in the world, so that travellers and neighbours can personally meet them.
  5. Pasaporte verde: Promotion of ecotourism via a Smartphone application that connects to the beneficiaries and landscape suppliers.

Estudiantes del BBA en IE se adentran en el emprendimiento social a través de un proyecto de consultoría con UEIA

IMG_5885La posibilidad de conectar la teoría con la práctica es un componente esencial en la educación universitaria, en especial para los estudiantes que cursan un grado en Administración de Empresas (BBA). Alumnos de IE University en la clase de “Social Entrepreneurship”, que imparte la profesora Rachida Justo, se han beneficiado de esta experiencia práctica a través de un curso centrado en un trabajo ‘pro-bono’ de consultoría. El objetivo es que los estudiantes adquieran un alto conocimiento de los problemas a los que se enfrentan los emprendedores sociales. 

Durante tres meses, más de una veintena de estudiantes de BBA han estado trabajando en pequeños equipos con los clientes de una incubadora con sede en Madrid llamada UEIA: la primera aceleradora europea de  proyectos sociales de base tecnológica. Esta iniciativa ha surgido de la necesidad a la que se enfrenta el tercer sector, que debe reinventarse en cuanto a la dirección de la sostenibilidad. Generar UEIA (una huella social como medida del impacto social de una iniciativa) es cada vez más complicado y requiere de soluciones que sean autosostenibles, no solo como organizaciones sociales o sin ánimo de lucro.

El curso de IE University incluye trabajos en el aula y una comunicación frecuente (a través de correo electrónico, conferencias y visitas in situ) con el fin de dar forma a un proyecto de consultoría viable en un área específica con necesidad de organización.

“Para un estudiante universitario que estudia negocios, la oportunidad de trabajar con una empresa social durante tres meses puede ser muy revelador”, asegura Rachida Justo, quien también da clases de emprendimiento en los programas de Executive Education y MBA en el IE. “No sólo estos estudiantes han adquirido una valiosa experiencia, sino que además han sido capaces de crear un impacto real; de hecho, las empresas sociales han respondido con el mismo entusiasmo que los estudiantes y muchas de ella han comenzado a poner en práctica las ideas generadas por los alumnos. Esto demuestra lo beneficioso que es un entorno de trabajo diverso en el ámbito empresarial”. En la sesión final del curso, cada equipo de estudiantes del BBA presentará su trabajo a sus clientes en la sede UEIA.

Durante este programa en particular, los estudiantes del BBA están trabajando con las cinco empresas sociales asociadas con UEIA a las cuales presentaron sus conclusiones el pasado lunes 22 de abril: 

1. AFABLES: El primer orientador social de ayuda a domicilio que ayuda a personas en situación de dependencia personal y sus familiares a escoger -a través de una web- al mejor profesional que cubra sus necesidades, en función de valoraciones, opiniones y recomendaciones de otros usuarios.

2. CIEN-PIES: Educación ciudadana para niños de 4 a 11 años. Ofrece coordinación vía web, con seguimiento GPS, para llevar a los escolares al colegio andando, guiados por profesionales. Refuerza la educación social de manera práctica y divertida.

3. CRECICLANDO: Plataforma de intercambio que fomenta el consumo responsable para madres y padres con bebés y niños, y para mujeres embarazadas.

4. TRIP-DROP: Portal que incorpora experiencias solidarias en los viajes por España y el mundo. Publica necesidades (no monetarias) de centros y colectivos de todo el mundo, para que viajeros y vecinos las cubran personalmente

5. PASAPORTE VERDE: Promoción del ecoturismo vía una aplicación para smartphones que pone en contacto a los beneficiarios y proveedores de paisaje.

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