IESE Students Speed Date with Start-Ups

For the fourth year, IESE Business School Career Services alongside Barcelona Activa gathered together local start-up companies with IESE MBA Students to create internship opportunities that will help start-ups boost their potential while giving students a valuable work experience. The event consists of a series of short pitches from companies (company introduction plus a description of the specific project, which is planned for the internship opportunity) and one-to-one short interviews with the students. The start-ups span across industries including, E-commerce, Marketing, High tech, Bio Tech, Apps, Social media, and Engineering to name a few.

This Speed dating start up event was founded in IESE in 2012 by alumni Jeroen Kemperman (MBA 2013) as the interest of students to work for start-ups was really growing in the IESE community.  “It has taken place every year since with 40 – 60 students participating in the event and with approximately 15 start-ups making their pitch to students.  In the past, we have seen up to 7 internship offers extended post this event” said Vicki Lambiri, Head of Technology Recruitment in IESE´s Career Services.

To learn more about how Barcelona Activa works with local entrepreuners in Barcelona and in IESE, watch the short video below.


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Jessica A. Smith View more

Associate Director, IESE MBA Admissions


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