The entrepreneurial spirit
Ranked among the top 7 business schools in France and the leader in entrepreneurship, EDC Paris Business School is a major Grande Ecole in the fields of business creation/takeover, intrapreneurship, digital technology and transdisciplinarity, with the aim of fostering an entrepreneurial spirit. As entrepreneurial leaders, our students develop and feel comfortable quickly in all professional environments: start-ups, SMEs, large companies and major international groups, etc.
- 15 to 20% of business creators in each graduating class
- 70 to 80% of students in each graduating class become entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs
- Classes on digital technology, transdisciplinarity and entrepreneurship mandatory for all students
- Nearly one third of students choose a major in digital transformation & e-business, offered in partnership with a prestigious engineering school, EFREI Paris
Many measures for supporting our students in creating their businesses:
The Student-Entrepreneur track
The Student-Entrepreneur track enables students to ally course work, exams and the obligations of a ‘business executive’. The student’s project is submitted for approval by a panel (composed of entrepreneurs and representatives EDC Paris Business School partners). Once it is approved, the Student-Entrepreneur will be monitored by a referent tenured research professor and will have access to all incubators and ‘think-tanks’ data.
During these seminars students can meet the professionals from different sectors of activity so as to gauge the various dispositions and developments that they need to foresee for their business creation.
The school will be inaugurating a new incubator in September and a space dedicated to Open Innovation, which will enable the school’s future business creators to see their projects through in partnership with key stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Partnerships with financial keyplayers
They will put EDC Paris Business School students in touch with venture capital firms (Financial institutions, incubator, Raizers, etc.)
Resources for business creators
The entrepreneurship hub provides with services and dedicated tools for projects going through incubation process (Entrepreneurial competitions, access to databases, etc.)
EDC Paris Business School insures the co-direction of PÉPITE PON*
Initiated by the Ministry of National Education, the ‘Pépite Pon’ has for role to promote the entrepreneurial spirit among students.
* Student centre for innovation, transfer, and entrepreneurship in west/north Paris.
The CDE association organises conferences, boot camps, workshops and networking events aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and building students’ entrepreneurial skills.