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2
Mar

ganadores

Un negocio de alquiler de baterías de móviles durante grandes eventos ha sido el proyecto que se alzó con el primer premio en la final de la tercera edición del Business Plan Challenge de IE University, una competición que permite a los estudiantes de primer curso de los campus de Segovia y Madrid desarrollar un plan de negocio y simular la creación de su propia empresa.

Uno de los puntos fuertes de IE University es potenciar la cultura emprendedora entre todos sus estudiantes, sirviendo de puente entre la universidad y la empresa. Este concurso se inscribe dentro de las actividades que organiza el grado de Business Administration para impulsar las buenas ideas de que son capaces de generar los jóvenes talentos universitarios.

El proyecto ganador, titulado “Revive”, fue presentado por los alumnos que cursan el grado en Administración de Empresas en el campus de Segovia Fredrik Blomberg , Alexander A. Endzweig, María Camila Forero, Adhira Isaac, Moritz Kisker y John Patrick Barbachano. Estos estudiantes, de cinco nacionalidades diferentes (sueca, española, india, alemana y estadounidense) proponen la creación de una empresa de alquiler de cargadores de smartphones destinada a los asistentes de grandes acontecimientos (festivales, eventos deportivos, etc.) y a los visitantes de centros comerciales. De esta manera, los estudiantes ofrecen con su empresa la posibilidad de “revivir” sus teléfonos a aquellas personas que se queden sin batería en grandes espacios públicos.

El segundo premio recayó en el proyecto “Linguapp” presentado por los alumnos Khalid Al Forzan, Miguel de la Campa, María de Santis, Aase Kathrin Jakobse, Carlos López y Gabriel Rivas, que estudian el grado en  Administración de Empresas (BBA) en Madrid. Por último, el tercer premio fue a parar a los alumnos del doble grado BBA&BIR Mateo Ariño, Marta Carillo, Elena Durazzo, Alejandro García, Eduardo Llobell, Maru Loscertales y Sofía Hirschbaeck por su proyecto “Lux in Peace”.

Impulsada por la dirección del programa de BBA en IE University, el Business Plan Challenge IE University tiene como  objetivos fomentar el intercambio de conocimiento entre los estudiantes, estimular la innovación y potenciar el espíritu emprendedor desde el ámbito universitario.

El jurado estuvo  formado por  Eduardo Losada Pinero (socio y director de 360 CorA EAFI), el empresario español de Comunicación Andrés Varela Entrecanales y Jorge Schnura, co-fundador de Tyba, que analizaron las ideas de negocio y valoraron las ideas factibles de salir con éxito al mercado.

20
Nov

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. 

tyba5ABOUT TYBA

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

 

ABOUT IMPULSE

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.

ABOUT SUNSTONE CAPITAL 

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, Kontact.io, and Neo Technology.

(Spanish Version)

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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29
Apr

Law without Walls 2014

Written on April 29, 2014 by Roberto Arribas in Business, Law

BlIoKl7IUAA6I1zLawWithoutWalls 2014 Conposium was held on the 12 and 13 of April at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida, where a number of legal technology projects were presented by students from the best universities all over the World. IE was represented in Miami by Ana Martínez Valls and Wojciech Zaluska, both students fron the Dual LLB+BBA Degree, who presented their final projects in front of several leaders of the legal community.

LawWithoutWalls is a part-virtual collaboratory course that develops the skills necessary to provide effective legal services in today’s global, multi-disciplinary, and cross-cultural marketplace. It centers on the intersection of law, business, technology and innovation. This award-winning course is pioneered by University of Miami School of Law and taught in conjunction with leading law schools across the globe including UCL Laws, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, Fordham Law School, New York Law School, Peking University (STL), University of St Gallen and University of Sydney.

The course explores innovations in global legal education and practice through weekly virtual classes and collaborative research. Students attended and participated in virtual classroom sessions and were grouped with students from other participating law schools to conduct a piece of research on an assigned topic. The topics were interdisciplinary and wide-ranging, looking to the future in their anticipation of changes to legal practice and education within a virtual landscape.

Students engaged during the course with leading practitioners and mentors from across the globe through weekly virtual mentoring sessions. Central to the course is the idea that students should engage with one another in person as well as virtually.  To that end, a Kick Off event was held at University of St Gallen in Switzerland last January for students and mentors to meet and prepare for the course.

This year, IE University also offered a second LawWithoutWalls program, “LWOW X”, in which our Dual Degree student Eric Cuevas took part. LWOW X is an all-virtual pilot program that offers the same components and benefits as LWOW, but makes use of technology to configure the program on an entirely on-line basis. In doing so, LWOW X seeks to make the benefits of LWOW available to a greater number of students. The universities that participated in the pilot were UCL, University of Montreal, Miami Law and IE University.

12
Apr

During the week of April 7-12, four undergraduate students and their advisor will be representing IE University at the annual Global Business Case Competition. The competition will take place at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, USA. The GBCC has been taking place since 1999, and is recognised as one of the most challenging and respected case competitions worldwide. Ten other universities from five different continents will also be sending their representative teams, including Concordia University, the University of Melbourne and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The competition, sponsored by large multinationals such as The Boeing Company and Starbucks Coffee International, will give students the opportunity to meet new people, build relationships, and participate in a real-life case study and prepare a business recommendation. During the 48-hour case cracking period, the teams will not be allowed to contact with their advisor or with other teams, testing their ability to work under pressure and deliver a sustainable solution.

The team comprises of two 3rd year BBA students, Louis De Clercq and Ola Kvalheim, and two 4th year BBA students, Joséphine Kant and Serena Mujtaba. They will be supported by their case advisor, Sondos Abdelgawad, who is an Entrepreneurship professor at the University. The team has been preparing hard by reviewing past year’s cases and developing case analysis frameworks, but they will not find out the subject of this year’s case until the live kick-off on April 10th. This year’s competition will prove to be as challenging as the previous ones.

On April 12th the teams will present their case solution to a panel of five corporate judges, who will evaluate their recommendations. Four finalists will be chosen to move on to the final round presentation, competing for the prestigious GBCC Trophy. Previous champions include Concordia University and the University of Hong Kong. We wish the best of luck to the IE University team!

10
Apr

El grupo “Bulding commitment” se ha alzado con el primer puesto en la primera edición del Skills Competition

20140410_172051Los alumnos del BBA de IE University, que cursan “Habilidades Interpersonales”, asignatura que imparte la profesora de Psicología Neringa Kalpokaite, han participado hoy en la Interpersonal Skills Competition 2014, una concurso donde se valoraba su capacidad de persuasión, liderazgo y sus competencias comunicativas, entre otros aspectos. El reto era imaginar la creación de una empresa y conseguir que el público asistente invierta en ella. Cada grupo de estudiantes ha dispuesto de veinte minutos para presentar su proyecto y responder a una ronda de preguntas por parte de un jurado integrado por docentes de IE University.

Los criterios fundamentales tomados en cuenta por el jurado para elegir al equipo ganador se basaron en aquellas características propias de las habilidades interpersonales: la presentación, la organización en las ideas, la comunicación verbal (con especial atención a la calidad y tono de la voz, y a la articulación y pronunciación) y la comunicación no verbal (el poder de expresión y la presencia en el estrado), además de otras más generales, como el trabajo en equipo y el apoyo en técnicas visuales de presentación.

PREMIADOS

Finalmente el grupo “Building commitment se ha alzado con el primer puesto. Los alumnos ganadores han sido Sharon Tirado, Luna Allani, Antonio Balseiro, Paulo Guerson, Petra Sass y Pedro Machado. El segundo puesto fue para el grupo “Creativity”, integrado por los estudiantes Mahmoud Hamed, Sebastian Kruger, Benjamin Ranft, Chadine Alj, Melina Bernardini y Sara Krumpak.

El jurado ha estado formado por la Directora del Grado en BBA en IE University, Isabel Sánchez, el Vicerrector de Estudiantes, Miguel Larrañaga y el profesor de Relaciones Internacionales Michele Testoni.

El equipo ganador recibió un certificado firmado por la directora del BBA, Isabel Sánchez, que manifestó a los estudiantes su satisfacción por el trabajo de todos y por el alto nivel demostrado durante las presentaciones.

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