The Social Entrepreneurship Chair, created in 2002 by Professor Thierry Sibieude, plays an important role at ESSEC, notably via the social incubator Antropia. Since 2008, Antropia has offered support and advice to 80 companies and associations and has developed a number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) in French on the subject of social entrepreneurship, the creation of a social business plan and impact investing.
ESSEC Business School also wishes to get involved with Moroccan and african entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs. This ambition relies on the tradition and expertise acquired by ESSEC in terms of entrepreneurship. In fact, within this field and since the early 2000s, ESSEC has set up an entire ecosystem composed of training courses, incubators and seed funding. These activities are grouped within the Impact Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence managed by Professor Hamid Bouchikhi.
As such, in order to take on the demographic and developmental challenges in Africa, the ESSEC Africa campus has decided to design and develop tools and implement an approach to trigger the growth of ecosystems favorable to entrepreneurship throughout the various regions and countries in Africa (Morocco, Togo, Ivory Coast, Senegal).
For more information contact:
Entrepreneurship and pedagogical project manager
00 212 (0) 6 87 89 19 48
ESSEC Ventures is the entity that supports ESSEC students that wish to launch a start-up project. It is composed of a start-up incubator, a business development incubator and seed funding. ESSEC Ventures also organizes events which bring together entrepreneurs and investors.
Since the creation of ESSEC Ventures:
- 400 companies incubated
- 290 startups launched
- 72% of the start-ups have a 5-year survival rate (compared to a national average of 30%)
- More than €300m raised in capital by incubated startups
- 38 companies financed by ESSEC Ventures seed fund
- 40 external partners
- €3M managed by Europe Value Investors (EVI) funds
- €40M in exemplary outflows
- 70 prizes won by our startups in 2016
- 9,300 followers on social networks
Junior ESSEC Consulting
Created in 1967 and the first Junior-Enterprise in France and Europe, Junior ESSEC Consulting is a student consulting firm which carries out more than 250 assignments a year for very diverse companies as well as large international groups and entrepreneurs wishing to develop a project.
The leading and first social enterprise business booster in France, Antropia has a mission to support and advise companies with a social and/or environmental vocation. Today, Antropia counts more than innovative 145 projects spread over various fields.
MOOCs for entrepreneurship
A pioneer in the creation and distribution of MOOCs, ESSEC Business School offers you the opportunity to follow one or several online courses to create and/or expand your company.
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