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The Rudolf and Valeria Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE) was founded in 2003.  For the past 14 years, we have inspired, educated, and empowered INSEAD entrepreneurs as they innovate and create business ventures worldwide.

Our mission is to accelerate the entrepreneurial ambitions of INSEAD students and alumni and turn INSEAD into a catalyst for entrepreneurship initiatives. We do this by providing inspiration, driving team formation, and facilitating venture development.

Latest News

1 December 2017


Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 35th INSEAD Venture Competition (IVC)

PEOPLEPODS (Daniel Layug – MBA17D and Anacelle Bautista) is a corporate solution to provide innovative housing to workers. Their mission is to improve the lives of thousands of low-income workers by providing dignified and affordable communities.

Winner of Thomas C. Barry Prize & Winner of Coromanel Foundation Social Impact Award: €35,000 & €5,000 + 30 days development support from MOHARA + introduction to investors + berth to pitch at the IAA UK Entrepreneurs Group Business Angel Event



12 September 2017


Working on an early stage venture?  Check out the Krypto Labs Startup Contest!  To mark the opening of Krypto Labs, a world-class virtual incubator and co-working space headquartered in Abu Dhabi, don't miss an oportunity to obtain up to US$250,000 capital investment and enrollment in the incubator. Deadline is 21 September so don't wait!


11 September 2017


Calling all MBA'18Js! Interested in becoming an entrepreneur?  Wondering what electives to take and what resources are avaialble?  Join us for Entrepreneurship@INSEAD, an info session to introduce you to the entrepreneurship ecosystem. 

Fontainebleau: 11/09, 17:45 to 19:00, Amphi B

Singapore: 14/09, 17:30 to 19:00, Auditorium


08 September 2017


The call for entries for the 35thINSEAD Venture Competition (IVC) is now open! The competition is one of the INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship’s most popular events. Open to all MBA, EMBA (GEMBA & TIEMBA) and MFin students, this bi-annual competition encourages students to ideate, innovate, and collaborate to produce a unique venture that undergoes three rounds of competitive judging.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, 9 October.


07 September 2017


IP HatchDay is an Open Innovation Competition seeking Start-ups or Entrepreneur to bring business concepts to fruition by incorporating one of the intellectual property & technology portfolios on offer. Participants will get the chance to access 1 of 10 portfolios of IPs / technologies, fundingmentoring & business plan refinement, and tap on Piece Future’s wide network of investors, incubators, technology & business partners and IP owners.


Visit for more information & register at


06 September 2017


Read about INSEADERS first Demo Day and sign up on the INSEADERS platform to receive the latest news on future events!


28 April 2017


We are proud to share that an INSEAD MBA team (Daniel Layug MBA‘17D, Panita Vongkusolkit MBA ‘17J and Willard Walker MBA‘17J) has won the Kellogg Real Estate Conference and Venture Competition 2017, held recently by Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management. Click here to access the press release.


20 April 2017


Way to go! Startup Reparando, Finalists of the 31st INSEAD Venture Competition in December 2015, cofounded by Till Kratochwill (INSEAD MBA 15’D), closes an investment with Deutsche Telekom. INSEADERS had a chance to interview Till to find out how his team won paying customers from day one, and how they quickly grew their base.

Click here to read more


20 April 2017


Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year's MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition – a team of MBA'17D students from INSEAD!

The team pitched an online medical venture to win the competition, which included 6 months of preparation and an intense two-day competition involving 125 students from 25 business schools around the world. Click here for more info.


12 April 2017


12 April saw the culmination of an 8-month journey in which ~2000 applicants from 120 countries became 18 finalists, from which the 6 laureates of the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards were selected. INSEAD is proud to support this initiative, created 11 years ago to aid women entrepreneurs who develop businesses that put social impact first.

The INSEAD Center for Entrepreneurship would like to thank also all Entrepreneurs-In-Residence who supported this great event hold on INSEAD Singapore Campus.

More info here.


23 February 2017


Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux (MBA'03) talks about Kacific-1, the satellite Kacific has ordered from The Boeing Company (Boeing) based on the 702 satellite platform

Find more info here


11 January 2017


ONE Championship under Chatri Sityodtong, founder, chairman, and INSEAD EiR, has cemented itself as Asia's largest sports media property and was named #1 in the Forbes list. Click to read more


10 January 2017


INSEADAlum Venture (IAV) invests in INSEAD alumni start-up, Switchee Ltd., an early-stage UK-based venture aim to deliver smart home solutions for social housing. Switchee’s managing director and co-founder, Adam Fudakowski, was the winner of the December INSEAD Venture Competition held in 2014. IAV’s launch of its SGD1m vehicle is to invest globally in startups founded by INSEAD alumni. Interested alumni can contact IAV through their online application portal at or read more about this in the press release.