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Faculty & Research

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Our Center supports innovators and entrepreneurs from all walks of life! Whatever your profile is, we will help you grow with ambition, efficiency and impact!

Discover the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

 

Within the HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, we have set up an unparalleled concentration of entrepreneurial energy! Whatever your profile is, a start-up in its infancy or a unicorn, SME in acceleration or corporate in transformation, Social or environmental entrepreneur, whether you come from Paris, Séoul or New York, if you are driven by the desire to move the lines, we will help you grow with ambition, efficiency and impact! Find the fast-tracks to success. Grow beyond what you thought you could.

Make it happen Make it big!

 

 

220

startups including 70 tech startups

100

social and environmental projects

650

business experts

€2.4B

raised by HEC Paris entrepreneurs in 2021

10

of the leading unicorns worldwide were founded by HEC Paris alumni

40%

of the cofounders of startups supported by the Incubateur HEC Paris are women

All you need to know about innovation & entrepreneurship at HEC Paris

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Guide

 

 

News

HEC Alumni Elsa Aoun and Wassim Kari
If you like successful entrepreneurship stories, you may enjoy the story of Elsa Aoun and Wassim Kari, brought to us by HEC United. HEC United is a student-led project, which allows current HEC Paris...
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022 France
HEC Paris is taking part in Global Entrepreneurship Week, the movement that celebrates entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial spirit, from November 14th to November 20! For its fifteenth edition, the event...
CDL Space - International Astronautical Congress - Sept. 2022 - Group Photo
HEC Paris’ first-ever European CDL Space Stream – co-organized by the HEC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and the Creative Destruction Lab, CDL - is set to start on October 20. A taste of the...
Korean Delegation at Incubateur HEC Paris
On September 30, 2022 a Korean Delegation led by the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of South Korea visited Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus, which currently hosts 21...
Incubateur HEC Paris - Intake Fall 2022
It is once again this time of the year when people get back to business. But for some, September will not mean ‘business as usual’, it will be about getting on track to change the course of their company...
Global Report
What do you really know about the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (I&E Center) at HEC Paris? Probably not as much as you should. IEC is only the tip of the iceberg of the fascinating HEC Paris...
Fondateurs Front Startup
French Tech and the HEC Paris Business School are once again making news! The number of French unicorns from the HEC Paris community has now reached 10 thanks to the startup Front. Founded by Mathilde...
The second edition of Demo Day took place on Tuesday, June 7 at Station F. More than 500 people attended to listen to inspiring speakers, discover tomorrow's innovative solutions and meet the major...
Empowering and supporting women entrepreneurs who can contribute to a better world is what the WomenEntrepreneurs4Good was created for. Launched in 2021 by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society, in...
Urban odyssey
For its 4th year of existence, Urban Odyssey, the urban startup studio, is calling for entrepreneurs to co-create their startup and accelerate the transition towards better cities
Roundtable "Changing the Narrative on Gender Leadership" - April 19, 2022 - HEC Paris
Worldwide, leaders are facing more uncertainty and complexity than ever. Crucial to addressing these 21st century challenges are global proposals for greater diversity and inclusiveness at leadership...
Every year, the spring season marks the beginning of a new era, especially for entrepreneurs... And for a good reason: April marks the start of the new batch of the Incubateur HEC Paris, which gathers...
After nine weeks of intensive acceleration, the 46 projects of the 7th edition of the HEC Startup Launchpad presented their business plans during the Final Grand Pitch on Friday, March 25 in Paris.
Launch of the Crafting Tomorrow business initiative
Capgemini and HEC Paris have signed an agreement to help future professionals create the positive impact company of tomorrow. A look back at the launch of this partnership and the first actions...
"United in diversity" is a new series of video portraits of entrepreneurs and change makers, proposed by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center and the Society & Organizations Center of HEC Paris, and...

Success Stories

Behind every great idea is a great entrepreneurial team. Discover our success stories.

Anaïs Barut 280_350
Anaïs Barut 280_350
BACKGROUND Founded in 2014, DAMAE Medical offers a medical imaging device capable of examining biological tissues in depth, at a cellular level, through simple contact with the surface of the skin. This innovative optical technology allows...
Céline Lazorthes
Céline Lazorthes
Céline Lazorthes is the founder and CEO of the Leetchi Group, which has more than ten million users in over 150 countries! Background Created in 2009 by Céline Lazorthes, Leetchi.com is a secure web service that provides a fun and easy way for people...
Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet
Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet
Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet was the founder of PriceMinister.com in 2000. He left PriceMinister.com in 2014 and has subsequently established two investment funds, ISAI and Kernel Holding Investments. Background PriceMinister.com was founded in Paris in...
Nathalie Gaveau - SHOPCADE
Nathalie Gaveau - SHOPCADE
Nathalie Gaveau is the founder of Shopcade and the General Manager of Lagardère Active Shopping. She was also the co-founder of PriceMinister that was sold to the Rakuten Group in 2010 for $250 million. Background Shopcade was founded in 2011 in the...
François Pelen - POINT VISION
François Pelen - POINT VISION
François Pelen is the co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Groupe Point Vision. The company boasts 23 ophthalmologists centers in France, and hopes to expand to 50 over the next five years. Background Almost 6 out of 10 French people have, at one...

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