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Affiliate Professor

Centre Entrepreneuriat et innovation

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Dr. Etienne Krieger is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds a Ph.D. in management science from Paris Dauphine University. He is an affiliate Professor at HEC Paris and Academic Director of several programs. He has advised more than 800 innovative companies. He is also HEC’s representative for the Paris Saclay Seed Fund. He was a board member of Xiring, a leading security solutions provider for electronic transactions, from its IPO in 2006 until its friendly takeover by Ingenico in 2011. He is also cofounder and/or advisor of several innovative companies. He has developed various business and financial tools for entrepreneurs and he is focusing on new venture creation and financing.

Dr. Krieger mainly teaches entrepreneurial finance. In 2015, he launched a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) jointly developed by HEC and Ecole Polytechnique about technology-based start-up creation and development. This MOOC provided by Coursera has been followed by more than 40 000 students worldwide.

Prior to starting his business activities, Dr. Krieger was the Director of the HEC Start-Up Institute and cofounder of the Challenge+ program at HEC Paris, France's leading business school. In this capacity, Mr. Krieger has developed and taught various programs on entrepreneurship and finance and advised numerous tech start-ups. He also participated in international meetings on innovation, notably the High Technology Small Firms Conference (The Netherlands), the International Conference on Small Business (San Francisco), the National Summit on Innovation (Malaysia), and the International Finance Conference (Tunisia). Dr. Krieger is founder and President of the Challenge+ alumni association and member of several committees selecting high tech new ventures. His is also co-founder and member of the board of the French Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He has been consulted by the French government and several administrations about various mechanisms intended to favor innovation in small companies.


  • Doctorat Es Sciences de Gestion (Ph.D. in Management), Université Paris Dauphine - France
  • Diplome vise bac + 5, Other, Other, Université Paris Dauphine - France

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 1988- Affiliate Professor HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Founder and previous general manager of the HEC Start-up Institute
  • President du Club Challenge+
  • Membre du collectif Paris-Saclay Innovation
  • Membre du comite stategique du programme Challenge + et de divers seminaires HEC.
  • Vice-President et DG Delegue, -Navidis S.A.
  • Administrateur, Xiring
  • Cofondateur et administrateur de l'Academie de l'Entrepreneuriat
  • Membre du jury de selection du trophee des Mercure des Entrepreneurs HEC.
  • Co-Gerant, SeleXel
  • Member of the Board, Vega Vista Inc.
  • Gerant, Kermedia

Awards & honors

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • 2012 Best Paper Award de l'INBAM (International Network of Business and Management Journal), pour l'article "You Said Successful? Actual and Perceived Performance of Venture Capital in France", International Journal of Business, automne 2011, vol. 16, n 4 (en coll. avec Karim Medjad, Violetta Gerasymenko, Romain Grandsart, Frederic Iselin)