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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute

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

OUR PROGRAMMES

Discover the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute

 

Within the HEC Paris Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute, 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!

 

 

482

startups supported in 2022
168 Tech Startups

100

social and environmental projects

800+

business experts

€1,9B

raised by HEC Paris entrepreneurs in 2022

11

of the leading unicorns worldwide were founded by HEC Paris alumni

+40%

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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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Guide

 

 

Tailored programs for each step of your entrepreneurial journey!

HEC Stand Up - Program Card

HEC Stand Up

Format: Hybride
Duration: 6 mois
Language(s): Français
Next start(s):
Cost: 0
Place(s): France
MS Entrepreneurs

Master of Science X-HEC Entrepreneurs

Format: Full-time face-to-face with some online sessions
Duration: 300/500 hours (depending on options)
Working Experience: 3-24 months
Language(s): English
Cost: 32400 €
Place(s): France

Executive Master in innovation and Entrepreneurship

Format: Online
Language(s): English
Next start(s):

HEC Paris Startup Launchpad

Format: On site
Language(s): English
Next start(s):
Cost: 0 €*
Place(s): Paris – Jouy-en-Josas Campus
WomenEntrepreneursForGood

Women Entrepreneurs for Good (WE4G)

Format: Online
Duration: 6 months
Language(s): English
Place(s): Paris
Registration date(s):
HEC Challenge Plus

HEC Challenge Plus

Duration: 9 months
Next start(s):
Registration date(s):

HEC Challenge + Abidjan

Format: On site and on site
Duration: 9 months
Language(s): French
Next start(s):
Cost: 4500 €*
Place(s): Abidjan
HEC Challenge + Dakar

HEC Challenge + Dakar

Format: On site and online
Duration: 9 months
Language(s): French
Next start(s):
Cost: 4500 €*
Place(s): Dakar

Incubateur HEC Paris

Format: On site or Online
Duration: 3 to 12 months
Language(s): French & English
Place(s): Paris – Jouy-en-Josas Campus
CDL Paris Program Card

Creative Destruction Lab - Paris

Format: Online
Duration: 9 months
Language(s): English
Next start(s):
Cost: 0 €*

Accélérateur ESS

Format: Hybrid
Duration: 2 years
Language(s): French
Next start(s):
Place(s): Paris

Meta AI Startup Program

Format: Hybrid
Duration: 6 months
Language(s): English
Next start(s):
Place(s): Paris
Registration date(s):

Hectar

Format: Hybrid
Duration: 3 to 12 months
Language(s): French
Next start(s):
Cost: 1200 € excluding VAT
Place(s): France
HEC Stand Up - Program Card

HEC Stand Up

Format: Hybride
Duration: 6 mois
Language(s): Français
Next start(s):
Cost: 0
Place(s): France
MS Entrepreneurs

Master of Science X-HEC Entrepreneurs

Format: Full-time face-to-face with some online sessions
Duration: 300/500 hours (depending on options)
Working Experience: 3-24 months
Language(s): English
Cost: 32400 €
Place(s): France

Executive Master in innovation and Entrepreneurship

Format: Online
Language(s): English
Next start(s):

HEC Paris Startup Launchpad

Format: On site
Language(s): English
Next start(s):
Cost: 0 €*
Place(s): Paris – Jouy-en-Josas Campus
WomenEntrepreneursForGood

Women Entrepreneurs for Good (WE4G)

Format: Online
Duration: 6 months
Language(s): English
Place(s): Paris
Registration date(s):
HEC Challenge Plus

HEC Challenge Plus

Duration: 9 months
Next start(s):
Registration date(s):

HEC Challenge + Abidjan

Format: On site and on site
Duration: 9 months
Language(s): French
Next start(s):
Cost: 4500 €*
Place(s): Abidjan
HEC Challenge + Dakar

HEC Challenge + Dakar

Format: On site and online
Duration: 9 months
Language(s): French
Next start(s):
Cost: 4500 €*
Place(s): Dakar

Incubateur HEC Paris

Format: On site or Online
Duration: 3 to 12 months
Language(s): French & English
Place(s): Paris – Jouy-en-Josas Campus
CDL Paris Program Card

Creative Destruction Lab - Paris

Format: Online
Duration: 9 months
Language(s): English
Next start(s):
Cost: 0 €*

Accélérateur ESS

Format: Hybrid
Duration: 2 years
Language(s): French
Next start(s):
Place(s): Paris

Meta AI Startup Program

Format: Hybrid
Duration: 6 months
Language(s): English
Next start(s):
Place(s): Paris
Registration date(s):

Hectar

Format: Hybrid
Duration: 3 to 12 months
Language(s): French
Next start(s):
Cost: 1200 € excluding VAT
Place(s): France

News

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HEC Challenge + Dakar et Abidjan
From February 12th to 15th, 2024, Côte d'Ivoire warmly welcomed the HEC Challenge + Dakar promotion, following the recent launch of the HEC Paris program in Senegal. Over four intense days, project...
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While the world of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) is booming, revolutionizing how we perceive the ownership and value digital works of art, only 15% of French people claim to be familiar with NFTs, according...
CDL 2024 Vignette
If there's one program that's long overdue for a spotlight, it's the Creative destruction Lab (CDL). While the CDL-Paris program at HEC Paris only started back in 2021 with one stream: the Climate stream...
Launchpad - London Grand Pitch Night
Join us on Wednesday, March 20 for the annual HEC Paris Startup Launchpad Grand Pitch Night, live from the Curzon Soho movie theater in London! This special evening will feature 6 finalists who have been...
Alice Fortuné
Everyone has an ambition. For some, it remains silent. For others, they make it happen! Alice Fortuné belongs to the second group. After 10 years of experience in the ESG investment sector and then the...
 WE4G 2023
As 2023 was coming to an end, the WomenEntrepreneurs4Good (WE4G) program reached new heights! For its 3rd edition, it was for the very first time open to all women entrepreneurs across the globe. The...

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, 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 of Groupe Point Vision. He is an ophthalmologist, pharmacologist, HEC graduate (EMBA.91) and Challenge + professor. After a career in pharmaceuticals that began at Sanofi and culminated in a position as Vice-President...

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