The Entrepreneurship Center of the School of Management of the Universidad de los Andes was created in 2016 in the School of Management. Its purpose is to motivate and support the Uniandina Community and its affiliates in the ecosystem of knowledge and entrepreneurship in building and transforming entrepreneurial processes to generate value and positive impact in Colombia and Latin America.
The practice and research support our methodologies in entrepreneurship conducted by the School of Management and other internationally recognized academic centers we collaborate with (Catholic University of Chile, Tec de Monterrey, Bocconi University of Milan, Babson, Cornell, and MIT).
We create and execute support mechanisms to develop entrepreneurship in the community of the Universidad de los Andes and its affiliates.
For this, the team of the Entrepreneurship Center (EC) bases its work on methodologies such as: Lean Startup by Eric Ries, Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup by Bill Aulet, and research by entrepreneurship experts from the School of Management and other units of the University.
See the following formula that summarizes our approach:
We train and foster entrepreneurial capabilities: We design and implement mechanisms that facilitate our entrepreneurs’ training, growth, and consolidation through training offers and the support of our network of affiliates.
The Entrepreneurship Program seeks to offer entrepreneurial teams the opportunity to receive support from the University to advance in consolidating the business model and developing real and potential customers.
During this free program, which consists of training workshops and mentoring, the entrepreneurs, with the support of the Entrepreneurship Center of the School of Management, will work on acquiring tools and developing skills that will allow them to strengthen the work team, as well as the product or service they offer.
The mentors you will meet are experts in different areas and will provide advice according to your needs to generate a greater impact on the development of your venture.
What should you consider when applying?
Opening dates: First semester: End of January – beginning of February / Second semester: July
Schedule: Thursdays or Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. every eight days.
Duration of the Program: 50 hours (workshops, mentoring, and autonomous work).
Modality: Blended. If you cannot attend in person, you can attend 100% virtually.
How to apply for your entrepreneurial venture?
Complete the application form available on our website or our social networks, post the link of your pitch video, and wait for the announcement to find out if you are a beneficiary of one of the 20-semester slots.
* IMPORTANT NOTES:
– A certificate is awarded if you attend 85% of the sessions (workshops and mentoring). Certification is individual, not per venture.
– All registered members must participate in the program with at least 85% attendance. This includes workshops and mentoring.
For further information about the application dates and more information about the program, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a free service that takes 45 to 60 minutes. The entrepreneur(s) will have 10 minutes to explain the reason for the consultation (doubts, problems, or areas of support that need clarification) and the remaining time in which they will receive feedback from our team to help them move forward.
You can request your consultation as many times as you need. You must complete the tasks suggested in the consultations or make progress in them to ensure the continuity of the process.
It is free and is aimed at the entire university community (undergraduate and graduate students, alums, professors, and administrative staff).
Request your consultation by mail: email@example.com
Join the network of mentors certified by the Entrepreneurship Center of the Universidad de los Andes. You will be able to support entrepreneurs through your knowledge and experience, participate in national and international impact activities, and create and/or strengthen connections.
Who is it for?
Members of the Uniandina community with experience as a mentor and/or entrepreneur.
Dates: First semester: End of January – beginning of February / Second semester: July.
Schedule: Classes are held every eight (8) days, once a week (Friday), from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Mode: Blended. If you cannot attend in person, you can attend 100% virtually.
*To be certified, you must comply with at least 85% attendance to workshops and mentoring.
For more information about the application dates and information about the program, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Entrepreneurship Center supports uniandinos entrepreneurs and their teams in developing their projects. This support focuses on the individual and how their socio-emotional skills are essential in strengthening their project. In addition to working on these skills, we promote in uniandinos entrepreneurs their commitment to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. In this way, we encourage creating and building different forms of support based on the training and experience each one has acquired in their journey as an entrepreneur.
From this initiative, we have formed the Uniandinos Entrepreneurs Network. This network comprises entrepreneurs who have participated in one of our programs or participated in one of the workshops, activities, or consulting offered by the Entrepreneurship Center.
Below, you will find a sample of our Uniandinos Entrepreneurs:
The Entrepreneurship Center works together with the school and the University faculty and researchers, to develop new knowledge around the entrepreneurial process. They are:
The Entrepreneurship Center (CE) activities would not be possible without the support of specialized mentors who accompany our entrepreneurs on their way to forming high-impact companies. The mentors are:
El Centro de Emprendimiento apoya a los emprendedores uniandinos y sus equipos en el desarrollo de sus proyectos. Este apoyo se centra en el individuo y la manera en que sus habilidades socioemocionales son un recurso esencial para consolidar su proyecto. Además de trabajar en estas habilidades, promovemos en los emprendedores uniandinos su compromiso con el ecosistema de emprendimiento. De este modo, alentamos a la creación y construcción de distintas formas de contribución a partir de la formación y experiencia que cada uno ha adquirido en su camino como emprendedor.
A partir de esta iniciativa hemos conformado la Red de Emprendedores Uniandinos. Esta red está constituida por los emprendedores que han pasado por alguno de nuestros programas o bien han participado en algún taller, actividad o asesoría de las que ofrece el Centro de Emprendimiento.
A continuación, encontrarás una muestra de nuestros Emprendimientos Uniandinos: