Posts con el tag ‘eGarage’

Excellent news to close the academic year

158 MSC post2 Excellent news to close the academic yearThis month, ESADE received an international honour that I am particularly thrilled about: our MBA was ranked among the top 10 programmes in the world for entrepreneurs by the prestigious Financial Times. Thanks to our steadfast support for entrepreneurs, ESADE was ranked #3 in Europe and was the only Spanish business school to make the global top 10.

This result is very important because it reflects the tireless efforts by many parts of our organisation to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit in our classrooms.

In making this recognition possible, a vital role was played by ESADE Alumni, which was ranked #3 worldwide in support for entrepreneurs (the measure of assistance provided by alumni networks in company formation). Similarly, facilities such as EGarage, an emblematic space designed for the cultivation of new start-ups, and ESADECREAPOLIS, an innovation ecosystem for students and companies, played key roles in making ESADE the #5 school in support provided for entrepreneurs (the measure of how much the schools support and promote the creation of new companies).

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A made-in-ESADE visionary

Alfonso Zamarro2 300x170 A made in ESADE visionaryI first learned of Alfonso Zamarro (BBA 2014), an exemplary innovator whose idea has been recognized in both investment circles and the media, through the EGarage on our Sant Cugat campus.

In less than half a year, Alfonso’s start-up, DEA Drones, has gone from promising project to winner of the Adecco Prize for ‘Brilliant Ideas’ and finalist for the Smart City Award, garnering features on the front pages of the leading Spanish newspapers. These accomplishments have no doubt also awakened investors’ interest in the company.

The story reminds me of the twists, turns and dogged ascents that mark the histories of ground-breaking business ideas. Alfonso’s case is that of an entrepreneur, who, from ESADE’s classrooms, dared to dream and to build the stepping stones he needed to make those dreams come true. Read the rest of this entry »

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Five Years of ESADE Sant Cugat

campus4 Five Years of ESADE Sant CugatThe ancient Romans placed great importance on lustra. Five years was the time it took the Roman census to draw up an overview of the city in numbers. The act of looking back, sizing up achievements and thinking about the years ahead is especially important to us this quarter, as we commemorate the fifth anniversary of ESADE’s Sant Cugat campus.

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Cultivating entrepreneurship from the classrooms

Egarage1 Cultivating entrepreneurship from the classroomsAt ESADE, professors who lecture on entrepreneurship are constantly encouraging their students to start their own innovative businesses. In my case, I would draw on the testimonials of various entrepreneurs to give students as wide a range of tools as possible to manage the risks involved in any business venture. Years later, our alumni, now visionary businessmen and women in their own right, express their gratitude to ESADE – in writing and in person- for having planted the seeds of their passion for entrepreneurship. For a teacher, there is no greater reward than this type of recognition. Read the rest of this entry »

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