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HEC Stand Up

Launch a new business doing what you love!

Why join HEC Stand UP?

Supported by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, the HEC Stand Up program is primarily aimed at women in the Paris Ile-de-France region, who are involved in business projects, who are either in a jobseeker’s position, unemployed or a company already registered (SIRET) for less than 5 years.

HEC Paris provides business project creators with its pedagogical and academic resources and offers them a 7 to 10 days session to initiate the launch of their activity.
Conceived as an entrepreneurial experience, this session has two objectives: to remove the blockages and fears faced by all entrepreneurs and to give the tools to launch its activity IMMEDIATELY. At the end of these 10 days, the participants will have acquired reflexes of entrepreneurs and will have the necessary elements to acquire their first customers.

Among its various actions in favor of social openness, HEC Paris has been involved in entrepreneurship with societal impact since November 2012.

PUBLIC: Women Entrepreneur with Impactful Business Project
GOAL: give participants the tools to increase their potential, express their creativity and ultimately create and develop their own business
DURATION: 7 to 10 days
DATE: cf Calendar
WHERE: Région Ile-de-France, Départements d'Outre-Mer


Key facts


applicants since the program began in 2019


face-to-face training sessions since 2019, including 13 in the French overseas departments and territories (6 in Reunion, 4 in Martinique, 3 in Guadeloupe and 1 in Italy)


certified women entrepreneurs since 2019


women entrepreneurs trained in a "hybrid" session since 2019

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The Team

Emma France
Emma France
Impact Entrepreneurship Program Manager
Nathalie Riond
Nathalie Riond
Academic Manager - HEC Stand Up
Kenza Hechiche
Kenza Hechiche
Deputy Program Manager
Lise Ebambi
Junior Program Manager