Why eLab


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On this solid platform, we’ve designed eLab to help young entrepreneurs overcome the obstacles others like them have faced. Whether your next step is securing accelerator support, expanding your fledgling business, or honing the skills you’ll need when you get your first big idea, eLab can help you make your vision reality.

eLab Offers Three Distinct Advantages:

  • Unmatched experience

    delivering successful experiential learning programs for today’s needs.

  • Access and insights

    to local vibrant start up scene

  • A Global Network

    of 42 countries and more than 60 cities.

What Makes eLab Different?

Dedicated mentors & Hands-on experience

Dedicated mentors & Hands-on experience

  • Each participant works with an experienced mentor, who helps you build skills, solve problems and make valuable connections.
  • Theory only gets you so far. Specialized workshops and constant feedback move your plans forward in concrete ways.

Inspiring work space & Global Connections

Inspiring work space & Global Connections

  • Stay focused with personal workspace and use of CIEE’s cutting-edge facilities.
  • More than networking, we help you link up and establish meetings with key business contacts in Berlin and London, plus anywhere you’ll find CIEE – that’s 60 locations, all over the world.

Rich curriculum taught by the best in a varied format

Rich curriculum taught by the best in a varied format

  •  Each day is packed with intense learning, led by top business professors and founders, eager to share their own start-up experiences.
  •  Unlock discovery with lectures, workshops and more, including:
    • Fireside Chats - Informal sessions with business leaders and guests focus on specific topics, like negotiating or innovation accounting, and encourage lively discussion.
    • Specializations - Deep dives into key areas like digital marketing and data analysis.
    • Excursions - Visits to successful ventures like Google and Rocket Internet bring learning to life.

Programs for Each Step of Your Journey