Students and Alumni at HEC have numerous possibilities inside the ecosystem to learn about entrepreneurship and develop their company.
Inside the school
Numerous programs and courses are dedicated to entrepreneurship following different tracks (e.g. Digital, Social & Impact, Technology…). Every student from 1st year to Executive MBA is in one way or another impacted by our entrepreneurship offering.We closely work with a student association called Start’HEC to organise weekly events on the campus and Paris to mix students and entrepreneurs around workshops, conferences and networking events.
Outside the school
The HEC Entrepreneurship Hub is one of the most active hubs of the HEC Alumni Association and organize regularly office hours (where any entrepreneurs can talk to their peers), seminars, events with successful companies and much more. The Hub consists of 6 clubs (Young Entrepreneurs, Impact Entrepreneurs, Business Angels, Buy-out…)
Other Hub in the Alumni Association are also organizing events about entrepreneurships.
HEC is also developing international offices in differents countries (UK, US… ). Entrepreneurs are sollicited to build the foundation of these offices.
Connecting the dots
All Entrepreneurship activities (outside and inside school) are coordinated and made visible by the HEC Entrepreneurship Center. The Center has three programs. One for scientists that want to develop their business skills: Challenge + (Celebrating its 27years), one specifically for HEC students and graduates: The HEC Incubator and the last one, Stand UP HEC, training and empowering women involved in business projects in Paris neighborhoods.
The purpose of these programs is to mobilize the whole ecosystem of HEC and beyond (teachers, students, alumni, partners) around entrepreneurs to foster social and economic impact ! Workshop, tutoring, Office hours with experts, dedicated pitching events are organized regularly. Students also have free office space to develop their startup surrounding with their peers inthe eLab, an exclusive entrepreneurial lab equipped with state-of-the art interactive technology that stimulates creativity and communication. It has been funded thanks to the generosity of Jean-Luc Allavena, Pascal de Jenlis and Pascal Cagni, donators of the HEC Foundation.