International Venture Day


IE Business Schools

IE Business School, ranked 1st in Europe and 8th in the World by the Financial Times,places a particular emphasis on its entrepreneurial spirit that drives new ideas and business ventures from its students and over 40,000 international alumni. We have therefore launched the IE International Venture Days tour. This tour consists of a series of competitions where we will be seeking out the most promising ideas. It will be an opportunity for you to pitch your innovative business projects and a chance to obtain international investment

Brown University

Brown University was founded in 1764—the third college in New England and the seventh in America. Brown was the first Ivy League school to accept students from all religious affiliations, a testament to the spirit of openness that still typifies Brown today.

Originally located in Warren, Rhode Island and called the College of Rhode Island, Brown moved to its current spot overlooking Providence on College Hill in 1770 and was renamed in 1804 in recognition of a $5,000 gift from Nicholas Brown, a prominent Providence businessman and Brown alum, Class of 1786.

Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world. Known primarily as the world's foremost institute for the study of jazz and modern American music, it also offers college-level courses in a wide range of contemporary and historic styles, including rock, flamenco, hip hop, reggae, salsa, and bluegrass. As of 2013, 99 Berklee alumni have received 229 Grammy Awards. Since 2012, Berklee College of Music also operates a campus in Valencia, Spain


10:00 – 10:10 Welcome:

Panos Panay, BerkleeICE / Juan José Güemes, IE

10:10 – 10:30: Keynote: What Musicality can Teach Entrepreneurs

Steve Bailey, Bassist / Chair, Berklee College of Music Bass Dpt.

10:30 – 11:10: Panel: Can You Teach Entrepreneurship?

Ken Zolot, MIT; Bill Galatis, Entrepreneur / Boston University; Peter Marton, Entrepreneur / Tufts University)

11:10 – 11:30: Coffee & Networking

11:30 – 13:45: IE Startup Competition/ Paris de L´Etraz, IE

13:45 – 15:00: Networking Lunch

15:00 – 16:00: Panel: Positioning a Company for Sale Presented by Holland & Knight

Ted Long, Holland & Knight; Richard Yanofsky, Holland & Knight; Jon Guido, America’s Growth Capital

16:00 – 16:30: Coffee break

16:30 – 16:45: Keynote: Creative Entrepreneurship

Usman Riaz, TED Fellow / Berklee Student

16:45 – 18:45: 10 Startup Pitches

Invited companies from Berklee/Boston (awaiting confirmation): Trill (Berklee), AudioCommon (MIT), Sonation (Harvard iLab), Wax Limited (Berklee), GroupTunes, Loft Sessions (Berklee)

18:45 – 19:00: Jury deliberations and public vote

19:00 – 19:15: Best startup awards + Closing

19:15 – 21:00: Cocktail Hour Presented by SXSW / V2V

Venture Day - IE Business School

Venture Day

Monday, May 5th 2014 at 9am-9:30pm

Holland & Knight LLP 10 St. James Avenue 11th Floor Boston, Mass. 02116