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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



Exoticca receives Best Startup of the Year award from ESADE Alumni and Banco Sabadell’s BStartup

The award was given in recognition of the company’s unique approach – it allows users to purchase major multi-component holidays entirely online – the optimisation of its marketing investment, and the professionalisation of the team

Minerva CEO Ben Nelson: “Artificial intelligence and virtual reality will become more important in the education system of the future”

Koldo Echebarria, Director General of ESADE: “Passion, competence and a culture of critical thinking are essential for the evolution of the education system”

ESADE consolidates its position as an official academic collaborator of 4 Years From Now

This year, ESADE will have a 170 m² space where it will teach classes for students in several of its programmes and organise open lectures on education, entrepreneurship and innovation

ESADE and the Government of Andorra will collaborate to provide entrepreneurial training in high schools

The agreement aims to create a systemic tool for assessing how and to what extent high-school students develop entrepreneurial skills, which will then be applied in the Andorran school system. This innovative initiative will foster continuous improvements in the education of young people in an increasingly relevant field.
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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