Step 1

Choose your program

Read about our programs: IE ROCKETS ACCELERATION and IE ROCKETS PILOTS and apply to one of them. Eligible startups must have a full-time dedicated team and a working product, with initial traction and revenue (in any industry).

Step 2


Fill an appplication form so that we know who you are, what your product does, and how you believe it can reinvent higher education. Remember to fill all the required fields – don't worry, we won't ask you for complex business plans! We will only consider applications once completed. The sooner, the better!

Step 3

Tell us more

If we want to get to know you better after reviewing your application, we'll call you back and ask you for more details. Your team, your product, your vision for your company, and how you see the potential collaboration with IE are a few of the areas we are likely to explore.

Step 4

Get ready!

We'll select up to six startups to join IE ROCKETS: three for each program. If you are one of them, your first task (jointly with IE ROCKETS and other relevant departments at IE) will be to define the project:, expected duration, milestones, approach, likely resources needed, etc. Since we can finance projects through convertible notes (including living expenses, additional engineers' salaries, and anything else needed to make the project a success), we'll also discuss financials at this point.

Step 5

Let’s do it!

The program begins in September. The projects of IE ROCKETS PILOTS will last for the agreed period of time. If invited to join IE ROCKETS ACCELERATION, the founder and part of the team should move to Madrid for the duration of the program –as said, under some circumstances, we can agree on a part-time physical residence in Madrid.

Applications Open untill 25th May 2019

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