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Entrepreneurship Institute

Entrepreneurship Institute

ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute

The EEI is a leading reference for entrepreneurship in Europe

The ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute (EEI) is dedicated to academic excellence in the broad field of entrepreneurship through research, teaching, new venture ideation and creation and outreach activities

ESADE position itself as an international reference point in the field of entrepreneurship through a rigorous research program, an active educational model, an active presence in the social debate and a project support for entrepreneurs, to enhance the progress of society.

Founded as the Center for Entrepreneurship in 1992, its main purpose was to support students from ESADE in developing and launching new businesses. In the last decade has evolved into an institute where research and cutting-edge training has a fundamental role.

Research areas

EEI develops research in the following topics:

  • New venture creation
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Growth and internationalization strategies
  • Family business
  • Impact investing & social entrepreneurship

Think tanks

Impact investing & social entrepreneurship


Scaling-up Center


Family business




ESADE Business School and Aalto University Executive Education start a new global MBA programme for executives

19 executives from 15 countries – 40% of them women – will take part in the programme. Altogether, participants will spend eight weeks in Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Helsinki and Madrid

Businessweek ranks ESADE MBA #7 among non-US programmes

This excellent result is due in part to the ESADE programme’s classification as the #1 Full-Time MBA for entrepreneurs outside of the United States and #6 worldwide

Bart de Langhe re-elected to the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Consumer Research

ESADE Associate Professor Bart de Langhe will serve another three-year term as member of the Editorial Review Board of one of the world’s leading flagship journals in marketing research and consumer behavior

Students from ESADE, UPC, and IED jointly search for solutions to mental illness in ‘Healthcare Solutions Hackathon’

Winning projects include Lithbrush, a toothbrush that monitors lithium in the blood of people with bipolar disorders; Metamorphosis, a device that improves tracking of people with severe psychiatric disorders; and Enigma, an application that helps relieve anxiety crises
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    • May
    • 26

    Last Thursday with Jöel Jean-Mairet, Ysios Capital Partners

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    • June
    • 2

    ESADE BAN Investment Forum - Valencia

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    • June
    • 3

    2nd Session of the Women and Leadership Forum: Women Pioneers: Drivers of Change

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Recent Publications

Strategies and tools for entrepreneurial resource access

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LRP (Long Range Planning)

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La empresa familiar

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Inteligencia artificial

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New venture ideation and creation


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Global sponsor

ESADE Entrepreneurship Institute

ESADE Sant Cugat International Campus

Address: Avinguda de la Torre Blanca, 59
08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona
Telephone: +34 935 54 35 11