Academics

Entrepreneurship

LEARNING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ESSEC Ventures is the structure for ESSEC entrepreneurs which consists of training programs, an incubator, a talent incubator, a dedicated seed fund and events that bring entrepreneurs and investors together.


Entrepreneurship

Joining ESSEC Ventures is like sailing in an ecosystem rich in resources within the school, its partners and also with other entrepreneurs. Each team can find answers, support and transform a business plan in the collective project.

 
It is up to entrepreneurs to make the best use of these resources. The mission of ESSEC Ventures is to teach them to look to themselves and within their own environment and find solutions that will ensure the success and sustainability of their businesses.


ESSEC VENTURES IN FIGURES

ESSEC Ventures was created in 2000 to support ESSEC students with business creation projects
340 incubated projects
252 companies created
72 % 5-year survival rate
25 companies funded by ESSEC Ventures
40 external partners


TRAINING NEW GENERATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURS

ESSEC Ventures paves the way for entrepreneurs to succeed through its training programs, its incubators and seed fund.

  • The business incubator provides coaching and logistics in addition to the entrepreneurial network; more than 100 companies have emerged since its inception.
  • The talent incubator that ESSEC installed at CNIT La Défense, at the heart of the business center is designed for innovative companies that are already established and in the development phase.
  • ESSEC Ventures funds invest in seed capital. Beyond training and coaching, ESSEC has developed its own funding structure for innovative companies.

 
Within the same vein, in collaboration with the French Senate, ESSEC has organized Tremplin Entreprises, the premier venture capital event in France for the past 13 years.  This event serves as meeting place for innovative entrepreneurs looking for seed capital from the major actors in the venture capital and capital risk industries.


COMPANIES CREATED THROUGH ESSEC VENTURES