Smart Trade Venture Day

The IE Smart Trade Venture Day which ICC is hosting with IE University. This project is led by the ICC Centre for Entrepreneurship, which aims to connect our organization with the next generation of business leaders.

The Venture Day is a global challenge for startups that seeks to find compelling smart trade initiatives related to a post-COVID-19 world.



The event, in the form of a startup competition, has been designed to nurture the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and to connect startups, investors, corporations, accelerators and government institutions. 

This year, ICC will co-organise a virtual IE Smart Trade Venture Day on 29 September to offer a global startup competition for early stage companies working in "smart trade" projects related to the post-COVID-19 rebuild – especially those focused on trade digitalisation, health, supply chain resilience, trade finance and all issues and solutions relevant to SMEs.


The call for entries is now open on the and will run through 20 August

Candidates can apply for the competition here

Five pre-selected candidates will be invited to pitch their projects during the online event on 29 September to a jury composed of international experts from IE, ICC and other multilateral organisations.


The IE Smart Trade Venture Day will be open and free to the general public. To register for the event on 29 September click here