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The entrepreneurship and strategy program designed to help you grow your entrepreneurial idea or business.​


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What is IdeaBoosterLab?

Are you an aspiring, new, or experienced entrepreneur in Spain?

Have you ever struggled in making a strategic business decision?

IdeaBoosterLab will help you realize your entrepreneurial idea 

IdeaBoosterLab is a training program intended to advance the entrepreneurial capabilities of aspiring entrepreneurs, early stage start-ups and more experienced ventures.

It is designed to help you make better choices and fully exploit innovative business opportunities.

IdeaBoosterLab merges the academic excellence of Bocconi University (Italy) and Esade Business School, to offer a cutting-edge business development course to entrepreneurs living in Spain.





Why IdeaBoosterLab?

Why IdeaBoosterLab?

IdeaBoosterLab is an entrepreneurship training program offered by top European universities recognized worldwide for their expertise in the field. The program is offered free of charge as part of a research program funded by the European Commission under a European Research Council grant. It offers cutting-edge business and entrepreneurial knowledge aimed at empowering new businesses. Our team will regularly be in touch to get updates on your business and ensure that the program matches your needs. Information will be anonymised, not shared with other parties and used exclusively in aggregated form. 

The program will be offered both in Spanish and in English and will be delivered by experienced instructors coming from the Spanish startup scene. 

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The training and the events are completely free of charge and open to the whole participating teams. We will never ask you for equity shares or money. You will also receive an official certificate of attendance at the end of the program, accredited by Esade and Bocconi University

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All the training sessions will be held by experienced instructors coming from the entrepreneurial and business world.

They will be your mentors, transferring cutting-edge business knowledge to make your idea successful

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​All the training content and classes will be practical-oriented. You will learn how to master novel and widespread tools to improve your decision-making and business practices. Classes will equip you with knowledge on the Business Model Canvas, on how to identify customers and frame their problems, on how to develop successful MVPs and on different pricing strategies.

  6 reasons to choose IdeaBoosterLab  

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​​If you are developing a new business, at the end of the whole program, you can participate to the Final Demo Day.

You could pitch your idea to investors, VCs and experienced partners.

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Your business education continues even after the training. For almost a year, you will have the chance to join exclusive events, webinairs, workshops and monthly bootcamps held by recognized experts in the entrepreneurship and strategy fields.

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You will be able to interact with various members of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, including angel investors, VCs, experienced entrepreneurs etc. If you want, we will host your video pitch on our website and share it with potential investors

Dates and Location

Session 1: April 22, 2022

Session 2: May 6, 2022

Session 3: May 20, 2022

Session 4: June 3, 2022

Session 5: June 17, 2022

Session 6: July 1, 2022

Interested applicants will be notified about specific times closer to the start of the program but should keep all days booked.  


Lectures will be held in Barcelona at Esade's Pedralbes campus.

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  The Program  

IdeaBoosterLab combines a practical and dynamic approach to business with rigorous methodologies, developed in partnership with academics and business experts in management, entrepreneurship, and strategy development.

As part of the project, you will receive a three-month business support program. During that time, you will engage in 6 highly interactive and practical course modules focused on developing key entrepreneurial skills allowing participants to benefit from interactive and hands-on methods.

During this training, you will learn how to develop your idea or strategy, how to make informed decisions, and how to master practical decision-making tools. You will also learn how to identify consumer needs and evaluate the potential of your strategy.

Targeted to Spain and its entrepreneurial environment, this experience will enable you to implement new ideas and changes to your business practices from the very first session.

To apply, all you need is to be working on an entrepreneurial idea that you would like to transform into a real business, or a new strategic or innovative plan that you would like to implement in your new venture.

Apply now

In four simple steps

Steps of application

Complete the contact form below

Check your e-mail inbox (also your spam folder) and complete the full application form

Record your video pitch and submit a short description of your idea 

Complete an online/phone interview with our Program Assistants

  Application Deadline: March 23rd, 2022  

The application period is closed

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