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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

In 10 years, entrepreneurship has radically changed. Technology has taken over, and the tools to stay ahead of the game have continued to evolve. Facing the odds of climate change, of social challenges, innovation is no longer an option. More than ever, there is a need of entrepreneurs.

Within the "Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center" we have set up an unparalleled concentration of entrepreneurial energy 

Whatever your profile, 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! 

Key Facts

400

projects supported each year

100%

of students sensitized to entrepreneurship & innovation

+40

years of entrepreneurship program

41

StartUp Launchpad Projects supported per year

72

start-ups currently hosted at the HEC Incubator

40

HEC Challenge+ innovative projects trained each year

Our Entrepreneurial Path

Entrepreneurship Path

News

Incubateur HEC - Spring 2021 Batch

In-class, online or in collaboration with our partners, startups are every 3 months integrated into the Incubateur HEC Paris. Discover here 16 new companies that will benefit from the strength of the HEC...

WomenEntrepreneurs4Good

WomenEntrepreneurs4Good is the new accelerator program for women entrepreneurs operated by the HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, in partnership with the Women's Forum for the Economy &...

HEC INNOVATION 2021

HEC Student Entrepreneurs or young HEC graduates were invited last month to apply for the HEC Innovation 2021 awards. Today the applications are closed and the evaluations are underway. 7000$ have already...

FT120 Next40 HEC Paris

The 2021 edition of the Next40 and French Tech 120 (FT120), which identify the most promising French start-ups, was unveiled Monday, February 8 by the government. Find here the start-ups that were...

Club HEC Challlenge+ - Conf.; nanotechnologies janvier 2021

Could nanotechnology represent the technology of the future? This electrode technology based on carbon nanotubes is touted by some as the way forward for battery longevity, resiliency and energy...

Ovrsea

Bolloré Group acquires a majority stake in the digital freight forwarder OVRSEA, a startup launched 3 years ago by three HEC Paris alumni within the X-HEC Startup Launchpad.

Incubateur HEC Paris : Winter Batch 2021

2020 has been an exceptionally challenging year! 2021 is finally here! The first batches of the year have just arrived at the Incubateur HEC Paris, at Station F. Discover the 20 new companies split among...

Jagan Vysyaraju - Mixe.Store

Jagan Vysyaraju, HEC MBA Alumnus, Paris Class of 2017 specialised in Strategy, Marketing and Project Management, found the solution to address the grocery woes of South Asian Expats and students accross...

Startup offers HEC Paris

Christmas is fast approaching ... and when Christmas arrives, everyone expects to find a gift under the tree! Have you thought about what you’ll offer for Christmas this year? Do you want to make a...

Marie Cabirou, Marie Mas

Meeting with Marie Cabirou, founder of the jewelry brand, Marie Mas, created in 2017. Discover how the entrepreneur, starting from an innovative concept, linked to movement, creates a new relationship...

HEC SEED 2020 - SMARTO

The HEC SEED Pitch Competition has been maintained despite the context of the health crisis and took place online on Friday, October 16. Five impact startups selected by HEC Seed student association...

Incubateur HEC Paris - Fall batch 2020

Discover the ten new startups that have just joined the Incubateur HEC Paris, within Europe's largest startup hub, at the heart of Station F.

X HEC Entrepreneurs skydive

For students, coming back to school is always exciting, especially if you're in for the experience of a lifetime! MSc X-HEC Entrepreneurs students were in for a special treat… 112 students took a leap of...

Mathias Abramovicz

We are very proud of our startups, but also of our mentors and the professional speakers who accompany them! Portrait of Mathias Abramovicz.

Rémi Rivas

We are very proud of our startups, but also of the people who work with them! Meeting with a Mentor from the HEC Incubator: Rémi Rivas

HEC Students working at Viibe

Five HEC students spent the summer of 2020 collaborating with ViiBE Communication, a start-up based in Station F and part of the HEC & Zendesk Incubators.

Tarmac Technologies

Tarmac is boosting its development by joining the HPE support program and the Founders Factory. Anthoine Dusselier, its co-founder, explains the turn taken by his startup in recent weeks, in a very...

Summer Intake 2020

Welcome to the HEC Incubator's Summer 2020 batch: Anomia, Ayro, HD Rain, Lakaa, Mercateam, Omny, Reglo, Shomi, Turgo and Velyvelo. This new batch is composed of 10 startups, including one from our partner...

Monika Esprit

We are very proud of our startups, as well as our mentors and experts who accompany them! Today we meet Monika Esprit, mentor at the HEC Incubator and specialist in the fields of digital, marketing...

Hackathon Africa EN

106 projects, 48 hours, and 400 participants from 43 different nationalities took up the challenge to develop new solutions to fight covid19 on the African continent!

HEC DATA MINDS 2019

HEC Data Minds is the first student association at HEC Paris dedicated to the promotion of data science. It was created in 2018 and has been supported since its inception by the HEC IDEA Center and its...

Urban Odyssey

After a successful first year, Urban Odyssey, the urban startup studio, is calling for entrepreneurs again to co-create their startup and build better cities.

Data For Managers

The Data For Managers program has been very popular since its online launch on May 11th: 280 participants in 10 days and a first class of 85 participants from the PSA Group.

La Mode D'après - visuel

Founded in January 2019 by two fashion and technology enthusiasts, Leaf is a start-up with an eco-responsible mission at the HEC Incubator at Station F. It is at the origin of the La Mode d'Après platform...

HEC Challenge plus - appel à candidature 2020

Transform your idea into a company with high potential! Join HEC CHALLENGE+. Recruitment for the next batch has begun! The committees will start on Thursday, November 25th. Intake is scheduled February...

Séoul

The HEC Incubator is now an official partner of the Korean Institute for Startup and Entrepreneurship Development, KISED, and will host Korean startups at Station F, in october 2020.

ACCELERATEUR ESS Business Projects

Master 2 students worked between 4 and 12 weeks on inclusive business projects of the L’Accelerateur ESS Ile-de-France. It was a unique experience for them to understand how committed companies can link a...

SeedLegals Team picture

SeedLegals, the new #Fintech startup of the HEC Incubator's "Winter" batch, offers an adapted solution to facilitate the financing of startups in this constrained period.

Hackaton Covid 19

The “Hacking covid 19" hackathon, co-organized in April by young graduates from HEC Paris and students from Polytechnique and Sciences Po Paris, gathered 1,400 participants to develop 103 projects in 48...

Team UBBYK

Ubbyk, the onboarding solution supported by the HEC Incubator, is currently adapting its technology to the needs of hospitals, in this period of sanitary crisis. It is also sharing its best practices with...

Hacking Covid-19 - HEC Paris

A 48-hour hackathon is being held over the weekend of 10-12 April, with the aim of developing solutions to address the most urgent health, social and financial problems caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. Co...

Communauté entrepreneuriat hec

If agility is one of the first qualities of startups and young companies, we should not underestimate their solidarity and commitment

Fygr François and Geoffrey

While the whole world is going through an unprecedented period and the months to come are uncertain at all levels, Fygr, a start-up from the HEC Incubator, puts Open Banking at the service of small and...

Start'HEC à Budapest en 2020

Between February 17th and 21st, the Start'HEC team, the Entrepreneurship Club of HEC Paris, flew to Hungary and its capital Budapest to discover its young and bubbling entrepreneurial ecosystem. Lucas...

Maxime Faguer et Stéphane Le Viet

With 4 start-ups under his belt (Multiposting, Work4, Legalstart, Avostart), Stéphane Le Viet's passion for entrepreneurship (Polytechnique) has been coupled with the know-how and financial expertise of...

Vignette équipe modératrice International Night UnternehmerTUM

On February 4. the HEC Paris Incubator was the special guest at the International Entrepreneurs’ Night Smart Cities organized by UnternehmerTUM and the HEC Germany office.

Medene

This week we met with Camille Pereira, Laure de Lacaze and Marie-Claire Kanaan, the three founders of the start-up Medene, which has just joined the Winter Batch of the HEC incubator at Station F. Their...

Trone

Last year, we introduced you to Hugo Volpei and his start-up Trone, incubated at Station F, with his mission of revolutionizing the way we see toilets. The entrepreneur has successfully accomplished this...

GS1 IOT Challenge

Twenty-five students from the Digital Major and E-artSup took part in the IOT Challenge with GS1 France, Corporate Partner supporting HEC Paris through the "Digital Content for Omni Channel" chair, from 6...

HEC Incubator - Winter 2020 batch

The 34 entrepreneurs of the new Winter 2020 batch of the HEC Incubator began their training this Monday, January 6 at Station F.

Faysal Oudmine

Part of the HEC Incubator Spring 2018 Batch, the startup Fintecture, co-founded by Faysal Oudmine (H2009), is disrupting traditional bank card networks.

HEC IDEA Cristmas Wishlist 2019

Running out of ideas for the holidays? Here is a list of original gift ideas from our HEC Paris start-ups and companies.

Data For Manager Training Program

For the very first time, HEC Paris and Netexplo welcomed a group of over 160 managers from major corporations to the HEC campus in Jouy-en-Josas, on Tuesday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 11th.

Nr2 Team - Jordan Monnet and Maxim Parr

nr2 is the first French company to win the K-Startup Grand Challenge, a global start-up competition organised by the South Korean Government. Trained at HEC Incubator (Winter Batch 2019), the data project...

La promotion 2019-1

On November 14th, the FORUM HEC CHALLENGE + took place on the HEC Paris campus. This event marked the closing of the 2019-1 promotion

Charlotte Lambert, presented the award the co-founders of Liebr

The 6th edition of the Blue Ocean Awards took place the last Thursday, November 7. This was the occasion to reward two startups distinguished at the HEC Seed event: Liebr and Tarmac Technologies

Concours Michelin 2019 - groupe

The weekend of November 16, 2019 was the final of the Michelin Campus Innovation, HEC Paris' Corporate Partner, in Clermont-Ferrand.

Cuvée Privée

One year after its launch, the French startup Cuvée Privée, founded by 3 young alumnae entrepreneurs, Aurélie Berthon, Morgane Suquet and Marie Forget, graduates of HEC Paris and passionate about wine...

Viibe

ViiBE, the Web technology of remote assistance designed for contact centers has successfully completed a €1.2M Seed round.

Accelerateur Ile-de-France, laureats de la promotion 2

HEC Paris, together with the Ile de France region, supports the leaders of the up and coming companies in inclusive social entrepreneurship by offering them the benefit of a tailor-made programme to...

Station F x HEC Incubator - majamaja

On Thursday, June 27, majamaja, the autonomous French-Finnish housing solution for sustainable land development projects discreetly took place in front of Station F!

HEC Innovation 2019 Award

For the third consecutive year, HEC Innovation, the Alumni community in Silicon Valley has mobilized to support our most promising start-ups in the HEC network. On Monday 24 June the Awards were presented...

Jury Final X-HEC Entrepreneurs

On Tuesday June 11th, the last Final Jury of the MSc X-HEC Entrepreneurs batch 2018-2019 took place in the premises of the Medef, in Paris

HEC Challenge Plus 2018-2

Last Thursday was held the HEC Challenge Plus Forum, the traditional final jury of the current promotion rewarding the best business plans! Three projects were awarded.

Urban Odyssey

HEC Incubator closes a deal with Urban Odyssey, the urban start-up studio by Icade to co-create start-ups with passionate entrepreneurs and reinvent the city of tomorrow.

Cédric O. sur le stand HEC Paris à Vivatech

For the third consecutive year and for three days, HEC Paris was represented at VivaTech, an international convention for start-ups & leaders, co-organized by Publicis and Les Echos.

HEC Seed 2019 - Team

A record number of participants enjoyed the 2019 Seed Entrepreneurship Summit on April 30 this year focusing on “investing in good”. The second edition at Station F “was bigger, broader and younger,”...

HEC Incubator

The HEC Incubator launches its new call for application: join one of the largest entrepreneurship network at Station F!

HEC Innovation Award

Call to innovative & early stage startups from the HEC ecosystem: $25,000 prize to be won.

Start'hec Incubit

The Start'HEC student club organized a unique technology trip to Israel. 17 students left for 6 days during the February break to discover Israel's formidable entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem.

Kabo bowls

After the very successful experience of Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux who tested their Italian Big Mamma catering concept on the HEC Paris campus in 2014, it is now Fadel Bennani (H19) and Othman...

The X-HEC Entrepreneurs master class is in Silicon Valley

The 2019 X-HEC Entrepreneurs master is in Silicon Valley! The LEX - or "Learning Expedition" is a study trip that takes place just after the final jury of the development mission and lasts one week.

Demooz

We have already presented you with 4 projects out of the 8 that joined the HEC Incubator on the 3rd of January. Today, meet the other 4 new projects that are currently benefiting from a tailor-made...

Toutes Mes Aides Team

Read this interview of Cyprien Geze, H2014, CEO of Toutes Mes Aides, a french startup enabling people to search for all the social benefits and subsidies they are eligible for, thanks to an Artificial...

Data Soluce

Data Soluce, the fast-growing start-up hosted at the HEC Incubator gets the French Tech Brest + Pass

Winter Intake 2019

The HEC Incubator presents its Winter 2019 cohort : 8 selected projects that are currently benefitting from a tailor-made program at the heart of Station F.

Kazidomi

Learn more about Alain, his background, his links to the HEC Community and his promising start-up!

HEC Paris x Ecole de Guerre

HEC Paris signed in January 2019 a partnership with Ecole de Guerre to share a program involving mixed teams of students from both schools.

HEC Mercure 2018

The Mercure HEC 2018 awards ceremony took place last month, January 23rd in Wework Lafayette, with the support of Banque Populaire.

L'accélérateur ESS Paris Ile-de-France

The Region and its partners support through this program the major players in a more inclusive and sustainable Parisian economy.

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Success Stories

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

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...

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