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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

We support entrepreneurs from all walks of life and help them grow with that extra bit of ambition, efficiency and impact! If you are driven by the desire to shake up the status quo, to transform through entrepreneurship and innovation, to play an active role in the world's future, join us!  

What is the HEC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center?


Students with innovative & amazing ideas, SMEs in acceleration or corporate transformation, Social or environmental entrepreneurs, at the HEC Paris - Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center you will find a unique blend of entrepreneurial energy.


startups including 70 tech startups


social and environmental projects


business experts


raised by HEC Paris entrepreneurs in 2021


of the leading unicorns worldwide were founded by HEC Paris alumni


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

Programs for entrepreneurs

Discover our programs for aspiring and current entrepreneurs.

HEC StartUp Launchpad

Designed with a ‘learning by doing’ (applied pedagogy) approach by HEC Paris, in partnership with School 42.

Incubateur HEC Paris

The HEC incubator is a tailored, à la carte and participative startup support program.

HEC Challenge Plus

The program helps developers of innovative projects with high growth potential build their business plan, and provides assistance throughout the development process. The teaching formula closely associates training, assistance and a personalized...

HEC Stand Up

HEC Paris provides business project creators with its pedagogical and academic resources and offers them a 10-day session to initiate the launch of their activity.

Accélérateur Ile-de-France

Develop your inclusive business and your social impact!

HEC Challenge Plus Afrique

A flagship entrepreneurship training program that helps creators of innovative projects with high growth potential to draw up their business plan and supports them in their development.

HEC Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a not-for-profit seed-stage program for massively scalable science-based companies.

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HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center Contacts

Julien Levy, Academic Director
Julien Lévy
Academic Director & Associate Professor
INge Kerkloh Devif
Inge Kerkloh Devif
Senior Executive Director
Jean-Rémi Gratadour
Executive Director
Carole Lahbabi
Carole Lahbabi
Head of marketing and communication
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