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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!




startups supported in 2022
130 Tech Startups


social and environmental projects


business experts


raised by HEC Paris entrepreneurs in 2022


of the leading unicorns worldwide were founded by HEC Paris alumni


of the cofounders of startups supported by the Incubateur HEC Paris in 2022 are women

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


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Jaafar Elalamy Vignette
The Media, Real Estate, Retail, and Smart Cities sectors can now rely on SEIKI for their decision-making. How? By trusting the latest company founded by Jaafar Elalamy, a passionate entrepreneur who aims...
 Incubateur HEC Paris Intake Spring 2023
Congratulations to the startups which made it to the Incubateur HEC Paris! The Spring batch, composed of eleven startups, has just been selected and will start their program at Station F on May 5. With...
Demystifying the VC Bootcamp
Our students never lack creativity! At HEC Paris, we teach them how to become problem solvers but also disruptors. Amine Athamena checks all the boxes. He created in just a couple of months a whole...
FT120/NEXT40 2023 - Vignette
The 2023 promotion of the French Tech Next40/120 program has just been released. And once again this year, HEC Paris is pleased and proud to discover the exceptional results of the winning startups, and...
 Lab2Biz MBA Entrepreneurship Track
Every program or specialization at HEC Paris has its momentum. Since 2014, for the MBA Entrepreneurship Specialization, it is the Grand Jury - the chance for the student participants to showcase the...
Incubateur HEC Paris 2023 Winter Intake vignette
With new startups joining the Incubateur HEC Paris comes even more acceleration potential! This month, 12 startups have joined our flagship program at Station F with the hope of making both their...
Rama El Safty - HEC United
For their very first interview of the year, the HEC United team takes us to Egypt to meet up with one of our Executive MBA alumni, Rama El Safty. Working for the Central Bank of Egypt, Rama has been...
Master X-HEC Entrepreneurs 2022
The recent Entr'aide 2 seminar in the Jura region of France marks the end of a pivotal period for the 120 students of the Master's program, with a week of testimonies and reflections on the vision of...
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...

Success Stories

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

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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, 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 in 2000. He left in 2014 and has subsequently established two investment funds, ISAI and Kernel Holding Investments. Background 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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