IE University celebrated Venture Day Madrid 2020 using a hybrid format for the first time, bringing together entrepreneurs and international investors with the goal of strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem by connecting the best startups with investors, corporations and accelerators. In recent years, more than 40 International Venture Days have been held around the world in cities such as Shanghai, Tokyo, Miami, Bogotá and Paris, among others, with the aim of promoting business creation.

In this occasion, 14 startups competed for the three awards for the best startups. Despite the lockdown restrictions of recent months, this year has seen a record 106 startups participate, created by students and alumni from all IE University schools and programs. The top 14 startups were selected from the teams that participated in the Venture Lab and Knowledge Incubator.

The winning startup was Rentchester. Created by alumni of the Master in Management, Rentchester is a simple and affordable furniture rental platform. The Dome App, an innovative talent search application developed by Information Systems Management alumni, was awarded second place. Third place went to My Card, a smart card that optimizes a wide range of uses in a single card, created by led by Elisabet NievesAbhishek Jain and Jay Shah from the International MBA.

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