Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Presentation

The club for all EDHEC entrepreneurs

Men, women
Aspiring, junior, experienced or serial entrepreneurs
For those with projects and those willing to invest time, skills or money to support EDHEC’s entrepreneurs
More experienced entrepreneurs willing to share their experience with those starting out are also welcome
Web, tech, brick & mortar
Start-up entrepreneurship, takeovers
EDHEC, BBA EDHEC, MBA, AMP, CSM ...
A reference community for all EDHEC entrepreneurs!

A community of open-minded and enterprising men and women with an appetite for risk and initiative, eager to talk to others with a view to developing their projects and personal entrepreneurial adventures. A pragmatic, benevolent and confidential community built on a spirit of mutual assistance to help you develop your business.

 

Aims

Club Entreprendre & Business Angels are EDHEC Alumni clubs that run 4 types of events all year round:

  • In Paris
    Financial and business model test pitching sessions

Work on your business pitches in a friendly environment: every 2 months, at a pro-club event, 3 entrepreneurs come to present their projects for 30 minutes (10-minute presentation, 10 minutes of Q&A, 10 minutes of feedback) as part of a test pitching session (fundraising or business model) to a group of graduates and/or fellow entrepreneurs. 

Who can pitch?
Anyone with a project eager to work on their “fundraising pitch” or “business model pitch” (discuss their concept).
To pitch your business, contact: asdegabriac@gmail.com and clement.vincart@gmail.com

Who can take part?
Anyone willing to help an entrepreneur move forward.

What’s the point?
- For the pitcher: it’s always useful to take a step back and get feedback from a neutral audience!
- For the participants: an entrepreneur acts like a sponge and a mirror at once. Every idea and every entrepreneur is a source of inspiration and reflection on one’s own ideas. And you know what they say: “I’ll help you today and tomorrow it will be the other way around”

 

  • In Paris
    Entrepreneur breakfasts and after-work sessions

An opportunity to discuss issues that affect your life as an entrepreneur, your projects and desires and help each other out! It’s up to you to choose the topics to be addressed at each event.
So join us for fascinating encounters and walk away full of positive energy!

 

  • In Lille and Nice
    Entrepreneur Cafés

Four Entrepreneur Cafés are held each year and aim to bring together all members of the EDHEC community affected by entrepreneurship (students and graduates, experienced or aspiring entrepreneurs, start-up entrepreneurs supported by EDHEC Young Entrepreneurs or EDHEC Business Angels, graduates willing to help entrepreneurs, professors and partners).

Each Entrepreneur Café addresses a specific theme and allows all participants to enrich not only their knowledge but also their network in a relaxed setting.

Similar events are organised sporadically in London, Lyon and Paris. Keep in touch with the latest news from these clubs.

To contact the organiser of Entrepreneur Cafés in Nice: Brigitte.MAISSA@edhec.edu

To contact the organiser of Entrepreneur Cafés in Lille, get in touch with the EDHEC incubator

 

  • In Paris
    Group meetings: business handovers and takeovers

Club Entreprendre has a dedicated group that focuses on business handovers and takeovers. Its mission is to help those selling or taking over firms complete their projects successfully. It is open to:

  1. Anyone from EDHEC working in a firm wondering about the next step in their career path and who might have vague notions about what it means to take over a business.
  2. Anyone from EDHEC who has already thought about taking over a business and is looking for some encouragement before taking the plunge.
  3. Those already actively taking over a business with a well-defined project underway.
  4. Business owners interested in taking over another business (build-up or other).
  5. Anyone from EDHEC looking to sell their business.

The club organises 4 or 5 events each year on EDHEC’s Paris campus. These may involve:
- A guest speaker or a testimonial by a takeover entrepreneur or someone selling a business
- Networking (exchanging best practices, errors to avoid, outside contacts and advice, service providers, etc.)
- Contributions by EDHEC Resources or Mentors
- Pitching sessions to present business takeover projects
- Breakfasts/After-work sessions

To receive all the latest news by email, become a Club Entreprendre member.

If you have any questions/suggestions/requests relating to this group, please contact one of our ambassadors: Laurent El Baze (EDHEC 2017), Olivier Flahault (EDHEC 1987), Benoit Houset (EDHEC 1993), Alexander Picavet (EDHEC 1996), Romain Rougier (EDHEC 2004)

So we can all communicate together, join our LinkedIn or Facebook groups

 

 

EDHEC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem


 

There’s no excuse not to join Club Entreprendre, unless you don’t have the entrepreneurial gene! And in addition to what we offer, EDHEC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem provides many other ways to receive support:

- If you would like financial support, learn more about EDHEC Business Angels. 

- If you would like support from the EDHEC Business School Incubator, click here (open to EDHEC students and graduates)

 

 

 

Social networks


 

You will find the community of EDHEC Alumni entrepreneurs on these social networks:

- Facebook page

- Facebook group

- LinkedIn group

 

 

Ambassadors


FABIAN BIHR
( BBA EDHEC, 2004 )
Professional ambassador

ANNE SOPHIE DE GABRIAC
( EDHEC GRANDE ECOLE, 1995 )
Professional ambassador

LAURENT EL BAZE
( CSM, 2017 )
Professional ambassador

JUAN ESPINOSA
( MSC FINANCE, 2017 )
Professional ambassador

OLIVIER FLAHAULT
( EDHEC GRANDE ECOLE, 1987 )
Professional ambassador

BENOIT HOUSET
( BBA EDHEC, 1993 )
Professional ambassador

JEAN HOUZE DE L'AULNOIT
( EDHEC GRANDE ECOLE, 2007 )
Professional ambassador

LAURENT LEFEBVRE
( EDHEC GRANDE ECOLE, 2004 )
Professional ambassador

MANALE OUHMMOU
( EDHEC GRANDE ECOLE, 2021 )
Professional ambassador

ALEXANDER PICAVET
( MBA, 1996 )
Professional ambassador

ROMAIN ROUGIER
( EDHEC GRANDE ECOLE, 2004 )
Professional ambassador

IMANE SAMKAOUI
( MBA, 2020 )
Professional ambassador

CLEMENT VINCART
( EDHEC GRANDE ECOLE, 2012 )
Professional ambassador

ROLAND SALAKIAKU
( MSC IN STRATEGY AND ORGANISATION, 2019 )
Sports & leisure ambassador

Find out more about the role of ambassador