The European Institute for Entrepreneurship (EIE) is a pioneering organization created by a group of entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

The Overall mission is to promote entrepreneurship. At EIE we give particular importance to people and not just exclusively to their projects. We embrace diversity and the freedom its allows us.

In order to be diverse our institute focuses on the entrepreneur. First, age doesn’t matter. We don’t look at age as a mesure of capability. Second, we belive in the ideas that people have and not just in their academic achievements. And third, we consider ourselves completely impartial when it comes to the type of idea presented. Everyone is welcome at our institute. As long as you’re looking to make a difference.

The GCEC is the premier academic organization addressing the emerging topics of importance to the nation’s university-based entrepreneurship programs. It has become the vehicle by which the top, established entrepreneurship programs, as well as emerging programs, can work together to share best practices, develop programs and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of universities in teaching the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.


The GCEC membership includes 250 university-based entrepreneurship programs ranging in age from well-established and nationally ranked to new and emerging programs. Each year a global conference is held on the campus of a GCEC member school.


Why EIE?

A Word

From Our Principal

“Being strong-willed is not enough, however. You also have to be hard on yourself. Someone who was strong-willed but self-indulgent would not be called determined. Determination implies your willfulness is balanced by discipline.”

“At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different, that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn’t.”

– Antonio Sainz


Women Entrepreneurship Week



Woman Entrepreneurship Week

Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is a weeklong event designed to celebrate women in entrepreneurship, share ideas and bring together the champions working to make the region a great place to start a company. Events throughout the week are organized by the community and the Founding Partners and include workshops, panels, social events and more held throughout Fargo-Moorhead.

The European Institute for Entrepreneurship has joined the Woman Entrepreneurship Week, along with universities such as Princeton, Berkeley, and Cornell, becoming the first representative of this initiative in Spain. That is why they have prepared a series of master classes, case study activities, informative breakfasts and round tables that will take place on the dates of October 15-22.
Universities, accelerators and non-profit organizations from all corners of the world have joined this initiative and have joined forces, achieving today a presence in more than 11 countries and on all continents of the world with the exception of Antarctica.




Young Entrepreneur Programme

The program for young entrepreneurs in Madrid. Promoting early entrepreneurship.
The European Institute for Entrepreneurship and its Open Horizons Foundation work to promote entrepreneurship among young people and positive social change.


The YESturdays program is a series of Saturdays for children and young people (8-13 years old) who want to learn more about the world of business, entrepreneurship and startups! Through a series of exciting Saturdays, participants develop several essential business skills such as market research, advertising, sales or pitch.

Citrus Saturday

‘Citrus Saturday’ is an initiative conceived by University College London (UCL) in 2011 to teach young people to start their own business, and learn to start. They celebrate the activity day every summer with young people aged 9-25, and it is a great success. Citrus Saturday, EIE and OpenHorizons work with the youth of the city of Madrid and share with them this enriching experience.


Do you think differently?
Do you have a good idea?
Are you able to form a team?
If you think you can do something different in life, if you feel that you are an entrepreneur, come see us this summer at eie. We believe that your life is your best company.

Choco Saturday

The model
Citrus Saturday, winter variation, selling hot chocolate in the Center of Madrid.The activity is that young people run their own mini-businesses for a day: designing a company, creating, testing and validating hot chocolate, earning as much money as possible and competing against the other teams.

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