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Results of the first round – Startup Challenge 2016

Click on the photo to discover the names of the three shortlisted contestants!

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17 applicants to the 2016 Startup Challenge!

For more info about the selection process and the applicants, follow this link!



May 5, 2016: Afterwork in San Francisco

Come join us for a Spring afterwork at Parisoma with fellow alumni of Ecole Centrale de Lyon and emlyon business school from the Bay area!

More info and sign up on our Eventbrite event page!

“Sept forces pour décrocher l’excellence”, par Jean-Michel Blanquer, Le Point

Un article intéressant sur l’enseignement supérieur français et le rapprochement des écoles d’ingénieurs et de management.

Sept forces pour décrocher l’excellence“, par Jean-Michel Blanquer, 17 mars 2016, article paru dans Le Point, n°2271


“Dans le coeur de l’Incubateur EMLYON” par Le Point

Article très intéressant pour découvrir le fonctionnement de l’Incubateur EMLYON : “Dans le coeur de l’incubateur”, par Anne-Noemie Dorion, Le Point, 11 février 2016.

2016 02 11 Article Dans le coeur de l’Incubateur EMLYON, Le Point

Témoignage de deux start-ups incubées : Hub-Grade, fondée par Brieuc Oger (diplômé EMLYON) et Startsquare, fondée par Tanguy Confavreux (diplômé EMLYON).


Feedback | 2016 Visit of the American administrators of Allyage to the Ecully campus

On February 11 & 12, 2016, the American administrators of Allyage paid a visit to the Ecully campus. The following board members attended this visit:

  • Patrick Dupuis (EMLYON84), SVP, Simplicity, Quality and Productivity (SQP), PayPal & SVP, eBay; Treasurer of Allyage;
  • Marc Onetto (Centrale Lyon 73), Retired SVP,, Administrator, Flextronics & Administrator, Essilor; Chairman of Allyage;
  • Marie-Hélène Steinman (EMLYON95), SVP – Wealth Management, Wealth Management Advisor, Certified Financial Planner, Merrill Lynch; Administrator of Allyage.

The main objective of this annual visit is to maintain a strong relationship between Allyage and our schools. They took advantage of this visit to:

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  • Meet up with the finalists of the two previous Startup Challenge editions and discuss the development of their startups;
  • Make inquiries about the different strategic projects developed by École Centrale de Lyon and EMLYON Business School in France and abroad;
  • Meet up with some students of the double-degree CENTRALE LYON – EMLYON, as they are enthusiastic supporters of the program;
  • Organize a conference “International Careers – from Ecully to the United States of America”, dedicated to the students and alumni of both schools; they shared their professional experiences and some advice on how to get expatriated to the US;
  • Hold a board meeting to define the projects that will be supported by Allyage in 2016.




Among the supported projects in 2016, let’s remind all that the applications to the third edition of Startup Challenge opened on January 11, 2016. The deadline to submit applications is on April 13, 2016. This challenge targets venture creations developed by students and alumni from both schools. For more information on the challenge, please follow this link.





The American administrators left the campus very enthused by their visit and the quality of the exchanges they had with all the stakeholders. This visit to the campus will be maintained over time and they have already scheduled to come back in February 2017.

For the fourth year in a row, we are glad to announce the organization of the annual Forum of the American Foundation in October 2016. It will take place in San Francisco, CA and the dates of the event will soon be confirmed. This event is jointly organized with the Association des Centraliens de Lyon and EMLYON FOREVER alumni network, as it represents a great opportunity to gather alumni from both schools, in the US.

2016 Visit of the American administrators of Allyage to the Ecully campus

On February 11 & 12, 2016 takes place the annual visit of the American administrators of Allyage to the Ecully campus. The following board members will attend this visit:

  • Patrick Dupuis (EMLYON84) – SVP, Simplicity, Quality and Productivity (SQP), PayPal & SVP, eBay, Treasurer of the Foundation;
  • Marc Onetto (Centrale Lyon 73) – Retired SVP,, Administrator, Flextronics & Administrator Essilor, Chairman of the Foundation;
  • Marie-Hélène Steinman (EMLYON95) – SVP – Wealth Management, Wealth Management Advisor, Certified Financial Planner, Merrill Lynch.

This annual visit has several objectives:

  • To meet up with students from both schools to share some advice on their professional careers here and in the United States of America;
  • To communicate on the different activities and projects developed by Allyage;
  • To organize a board meeting to determine the directions that will be taken in 2016;
  • To be updated on the changes and projects developed by and within our two schools.

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In the framework of this visit, a conference entitled “Careers of tomorrow – from Ecully to the United States of America”, targeting the students and alumni of our two schools, is scheduled on Friday, February 12, 2016 on the École Centrale de Lyon campus.

To register to the conference, please click on the following link.


[San Francisco] Lyon Tech Connection

Lyon Tech Connection

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Parisoma

Come & Meet the Lyon Tech Scene and enjoy good Lyon Wine & Cheese!
In partneship with EMLYON & Centrale Lyon, Only Lyon, Lyon French Tech, connect with Lyon Alumni, engineers & entrepreneurs based in SF and all the French Techies & Lyon lovers of the Bay!
Get to know the Lyon Tech Scene better and get posted about what’s going on in the City of Lights!

6:00 pm Registration – Pre-Party (Food & Drinks)
6:45 pm Introduction by Patrick Dupuis, SVP SQP at Paypal, Treasurer of Allyage
Discussion Panel – Q&A Session
7:30 pm Networking, Wine & Cheese, Goodies & ONLYLYON Ambassador’s Corner

To register, follow this link.

Invitation Lyon Tech Connection

Highlights of the event

[New York] Cabaret night

We are pleased to invite you on November 23rd to the Premiere of Paris la Rose – Cabarets on the left bank by Melanie Le Gall – graduate of EMLYON (promo 2010).

Melanie Le Gall arrived in NY for a marketing job and resigned in 2012 in order to act full-time in the city. She trained and started with various short movies and theatre pieces.

She will present for the first time her own cabaret show, a glimpse into the cramped Parisian cabarets of the 50’s and 60’s. It will be followed by an informal Q&A about the piece and her new career choices.

The show will take place on Monday November 23rd at the Alchemical Theater Laboratory 104 West 14th street, 3rd floor (more info attached).

Please book your tickets in advance on her Eventbrite page.

Seating is limited so we highly recommend to book in advance. Feel free to bring francophile friends, partners and colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Anne, Tenaya and Aurore


Sezam – winner of the Startup Challenge 2015

Here is a short article on Sezam, the winning team of the second edition of our Startup Challenge.

We are proud to announce that the team will be attending the Web Summit 2015 as part of the Business France delegation. A great opportunity for them!