Esade

Entrepreneurship

Summit 2024

May 16th - 18th  | Esade Forum, Barcelona

The Get-together of International Fast Growth Entrepreneurs, Investors and Talent in Barcelona

The power of entrepreneurship

The Esade Entrepreneurship Summit or EESummit brings together some of the most knowledgeable speakers and experienced hosts in the world of entrepreneurship while fostering real discussions under a 0-bullshit policy.

Now you can get to know the most dynamic movers and shakers who are creating, growing and financing high-growth companies. 

Get inspired, exchange ideas and learn about the next exciting venture to join, catch up with former and current ESADE students and maybe find co-founders and supporters for your own venture - all in a personal and informal setting. Still not sure why attend?

The agenda

Entr Summ 1 - 18th - Yellow

13:30 - 14:45 Registration, coffee & networking

15:00 Welcome

15:15 → Panel "The next big opportunity: future trends, how to pick up and analyse idea, AI & beyond"

16:00 → Panel "Managing Growth: how to scale companies and foster sustainable growth"

16:45 Coffee Break & Networking

17:15 → Panel "Value creation & exit strategies"

18:00 → Panel "VCs on hot opportunities"

18:30 → Networking  with drinks (wine & beers)

Schedule your meeting (16:45-18:00)

- Investment meetings

- Recruiting meetings

- Networking

22:00 Movers  &  Shakers Party

Entr Summ 1 - 19th - Yellow

14:00 - 14:45 Registration, coffee & networking

15:00 Welcome with Joan Rodon

15:15 → Panel "Talents & careers: how to attract and retain talent"

16:00 → Panel "Valuation and Fundraising: the secret sauce"

16:45 Coffee Break & Networking

17:15 → Pitch session

18:00 → Fireside chat with Steve Blank

18:30 → Closing  

18:40 Networking  with a glass of cava

Schedule your meeting (16:45-18:30)

- Investment meetings

- Recruiting meetings

- Networking

Entr Summ 1 - 20th - Yellow

Afternoon at 14:00 - 16:30

→  Exclusive networking sailboat experience; a tour* on the Barcelona coast. 

* Additional registration with extra fee.

Learn from the best and connect with like-minded individuals!

Our speakers

Steve blank

Steve Blank

Adjunct Professor at Stanford University

Philippe Gelis

Philippe Gelis

CEO & co-Founder of Kantox

Bernat Ripoll

Bernat Ripoll

co-CEO and co-founder of Holded

Neema

Neema Balolebwami Nelly

Founder & Corporate venture builder at EMEA Venture Builder - Artificial Intelligence

Sia H

Sia Houchangnia

Partner at Seedcamp

Haydee Barroso

Haydee Barroso Bañales

CEO and cofounder at Atani

Fiona Garvey

Fiona Garvey 

CEO at Softonic

Alex Bisbe

Alex Bisbe

co-Founder and co-CEO of Sekondary

David Casellas

David Casellas

CRO & Partner at Borneo / co-founder at Pridatect and Red Points

Patrick Spain

Patrick Spain

Co-founder & Exec. Chairman at First Stop Health

Yara

Yara Paoli

Chief Growth Scientist and co-Founder of Growth OS

Carlos Trench-1

Carlos Trenchs

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Aldea Ventures

Timo Buetefisch

Timo Buetefisch

Co-Founder & CEO Cooltra

Oriol Juncosa

Oriol Juncosa

Co-founder & Managing Partner at Encomenda VC

Wilfried Beeck

Wilfried Beeck

Founder & CEO at ePages

Martin Tantow

Martin Tantow

General Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures

Maria Alegre 1

Maria Alegre

CEO & co-Founder at Flori Ventures & Chartboost

Fernando Zallo

Fernando Zallo Olaeta

Director at Esade BAN

Paula

Paula Pardo Esteve

Sr Manager Innovation at IATA

Helena

Helena Torras

Venture Partner & Investment Manager South Europe at Hans(wo)men Group

Sasha Guenther

Sasha Guenther

Partner at Vorwerk Ventures

Jan Reichelt

Jan Reichelt

Founding Partner /GP at 10x Founders

Ruben Schultz

Ruben Schultz

Investor at Atlantic Labs

Patrik Bales

Patrick Bales

Founder & CEO at Stoyo

Sasha Guenther

Sasha Guenther

Partner at Vorwerk Ventures

Jan Reichelt

Jan Reichelt

Founding Partner /GP at 10x Founders

Ruben Schultz

Ruben Schultz

Investor at Atlantic Labs

Thomas Bigagli

Thomas Bigagli

Director & Investor at Plug and Play

The EESumit's way

 

This EESummit was born to promote and help build successful high-growth high-impact businesses. With a 0-bullshit approach, the summit fosters open and honest conversations, providing a platform for valuable learning experiences and genuine connections between entrepreneurs, founders, investors, talent and the entrepreneurship ecosystem. The focus remains on connecting people, encouraging meaningful interactions, and extracting practical insights from the collective wisdom of entrepreneurs and industry professionals to inspire and empower attendees in today's fast-paced business world. The summit continues to create an environment where individuals come together to share, connect, and grow in their entrepreneurial journeys.

 

Jan Brinckmann

Jan Brinckmann

Professor and Director of Esade's MIE program, Business Angel and Board member of several companies.

Esade Business School

DavideR

Davide Rovera

Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Manager of the eWorks Initiative (a Top10 European Accelerator).

Esade Business School

Susanna

Susanna Ercolani

Entrepreneurship and community developer at the Esade eWorks Venture creation program.

Esade Business School

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Startup Competition

The Esade Entrepreneurship Summit is the get-together of top investors and founders where we have created a special stage where as founder and entrepreneur you will get the visibility you deserve.

We're looking for the best 10 startups to join us and the TOP 5 will get the opportunity to pitch live and inspire the Esade community!
This pitching session will take place during the Summit, in the main stage. After the presentation, a special jury, formed by top investors and founders, will share their questions, tip and/or recommendations.

It's an opportunity you can't miss!

Last EESummit edition

In 2023 we launched the first edition of the Esade Entrepreneurship Summit, which was an absolute success!

11

Activities

24

speakers

+270

Attendees

29%

International attendees

36%

Founders & CEOs

It became a dynamic platform to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, explore opportunities, and build meaningful connections for global entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and industry professionals.  We were honoured to host remarkable speakers whose insights covered a spectrum of topics, ranging from the next significant opportunity to unveiling fundraising secrets and discussing the future landscape of talent and careers in the startup realm. What more happened?

 

Some of our lineup of speakers:

 

Steve blank

Steve Blank

Adjunct Professor at Stanford University

Philippe Gelis

Philippe Gelis

CEO & co-Founder of Kantox

Bernat Ripoll

Bernat Ripoll

co-CEO and co-founder of Holded

Carlos Trench-1

Carlos Trenchs

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Aldea Ventures

Neema

Neema Balolebwami Nelly

Founder & Corporate venture builder at EMEA Venture Builder - Artificial Intelligence

Jan Reichelt

Jan Reichelt

Founding Partner /GP at 10x Founders

Sia H

Sia Houchangnia

Partner at Seedcamp

Ruben Schultz

Ruben Schultz

Investor at Atlantic Labs & co-Founder at Swoop

Patrick Spain

Patrick Spain

Co-founder & Exec. Chairman at First Stop Health

Fiona Garvey

Fiona Garvey 

CEO at Softonic

Timo Buetefisch

Timo Buetefisch

Co-Founder & CEO Cooltra

Helena

Helena Torras

Venture Partner & Investment Manager South Europe at Hans(wo)men Group

David Casellas

David Casellas

CRO & Partner at Borneo / co-founder at Pridatect and Red Points

Haydee Barroso

Haydee Barroso Bañales

CEO and cofounder at Atani

Patrik Bales

Patrick Bales

Founder & CEO at Stoyo

Paula

Paula Pardo Esteve

Sr Manager Innovation at IATA

Yara

Yara Paoli

Chief Growth Scientist and co-Founder of Growth OS

Fernando Zallo

Fernando Zallo

Director at Esade BAN

Maria Alegre 1

Maria Alegre

CEO & co-Founder at Flori Ventures & Chartboost

Manoj harasgama

Manoj Harasgama

Founder & CEO at Join.com & Stealth Startup

Sasha Guenther

Sasha Guenther

Partner at Vorwerk Ventures

Alex Bisbe

Alex Bisbe

co-Founder and co-CEO of Sekondary

Wilfried Beeck

Wilfried Beeck

Founder & CEO at ePages

Martin Tantow

Martin Tantow

General Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures

Join the EESummit!

Whether you're a top founder looking for new talent or investors, a seasoned entrepreneur or expert looking to expand your network and connect with like-minded individuals, or a new talent seeking to join a great project, the ESADE Entrepreneurship Summit is the perfect forum to explore the exciting world of entrepreneurship.

  • Position yourself as a top entrepreneur.
  • Connect with like-minded individuals.
  • Meet TOP experts, professionals and from different industries that will help you grow.
  • Schedule meetings with investors.
  • Find talent fit for your startup.
  • Interviews with startups ready to take on new talent.

Every ticket includes:

Access to the conference space

Networking activities

Investment and recruiting meetings

Pitch session

Extra activity

Exclusive networking experience

Venue

Esade Campus Barcelona-Pedralbes

Barcelona,  España

Early Bird Tickets!

Event-only

69 €

May 16th & 17th afternoon

This ticket will be available until March 31st. After this date, prices will increase.

 

Ticket includes access to:

2 afternoons of event with top-class speakers

Profile in the event networking platform

Event + Sailboat tour

129 €

Saturday 18th afternoon

This ticket will be available until March 31st. After this date, prices will increase.

 

Ticket includes access to:

Saturday networking activity: a sailboat tour along the Barcelona coast 

Pre-register now!

 

Join us for the EESummit’24 to learn, connect, share and generate your own opportunities.

Why attend Esade Entrepreneurship Summit 2023?

Whether you're a top founder looking for new talent or investors, a seasoned entrepreneur or expert looking to expand your network and connect with like-minded individuals, or a new talent seeking to join a great project, the ESADE Entrepreneurship Summit 2023 is the perfect forum to explore the exciting world of entrepreneurship.

  • - Position yourself as a top entrepreneur.
  • - Connect with like-minded individuals.
  • - Meet TOP experts, professionals and from different industries that will help you grow.
  • - Schedule meetings with investors.
  • - Find talent fit for your startup.
  • - Interviews with startups ready to take on new talent.

An Esade-powered event

Organized by the Esade Entrepreneurship Institute with eWorks, and powered by Esade Business School.

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