Entrepreneurship in Barcelona
An immersive group experience
A unique program combining practical skill-building, peer to peer learning, personal mentorship, and a lot of fun in a Spain. Dive deep into an industry to broaden your perspective; learn how to work hard and play hard with WI.
You’ll gain hands-on entrepreneurship experience working directly with businesses in various stages of startup mode. Each week you’ll meet with a new client, then work with a small team to create and deliver a development strategy. Under the supervision of your industry mentor, you’ll gain the key skills needed to work with an innovative startup or start your very own business! You’ll participate in coaching sessions, client meetings and formal pitches. Plus: you’ll get an inside look into some of Barcelona’s most innovative, and most diverse, startups. Whether you aspire to start your own business, join an innovative startup or apply business development skills to any organization, this program will provide the key experience and immersion you need.
Practice customer discovery, engage in customer validation and develop growth strategies, with three different Spanish startups, each at a different stage of incubation! You’ll be part of a small team working with real-world companies to tackle challenges they face as they build their businesses from the ground up.
Build your networking skills and learn from inspirational industry mentors! You’ll increase your confidence, develop your self-brand, and boost your problem-solving skills as you work toward creative solutions to real-world challenges facing international startups today.
From user persona mapping and problem-solution fit analysis to prototype testing and growth strategizing, these projects are designed to give you key employable skills for entering the exciting world of entrepreneurship.
Not sure where you want to go in the startup world? Get exclusive access to both established multinational companies and innovative incubators for an in-depth look at different parts of the industry. Participants like you have visited Privalia: the biggest online discount retail; King: the company behind candy Crush; and Seat Metropolis Lab: the main car producer of Spain and part of the Volkswagen group just to name a few.
Experience all that this vibrant European hub has to offer. We believe that Barcelona has everything you need to start your career as an entrepreneur, but we know you need some time off, too. Your IIP is filled with exciting day and evening excursions, plus weekends off to explore the city in your own way.
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Check-in to housing and attend the Barcelona Orientation covering topics such as culture, health and safety followed by a welcome dinner with your program leader.
What You Can Expect From WI
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach; we believe in you. We will find you the perfect internship based on your goals.
We provide you everything to thrive in an international setting. From online guides to resources that ensure you’re ready before you leave.
Before you travel, while you’re on-site, and when you return to your home country, the WI team will be there for you.
Resources to make your resume shine so you can really make an impression on your future employer, and get the most out of your internship.
Program Details & Pricing
Basic accommodation with a shared bunk and bathroom.
Basic accommodation with the option of single with either single or shared bathroom.
|Internship placement and professional supervision|
|Personal pre-departure orientation|
|On-site health, safety & cultural orientation|
|24/7 On-site emergency support and services|
|Comprehensive medical and accident insurance|
|Re-entry Workshop with career coaching resources|
|LinkedIn endorsement and professional letter of recommendation|
|Guided city tour|
|Business tours and professional development workshops|
|Welcome and farewell dinners|
Ready To Go?
Whether you need more information or you’re ready to apply for a program, we’re here to help you get started. Our 2019 Industry Immersion cohorts are filling up fast, so apply today to be a part of this amazing international group experience! What are you waiting for?