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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!

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“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, Amazon.com, 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.

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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, Amazon.com, 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.

 

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!

Feedback on the New York Forum

Click here for some feedback on the New York Forum!

For those of you who could not make it, we hope you will be able to join us next year!

Le Grand Pitch, New York – Register before October 21, 2015!

“Si vous êtes une startup à la recherche de financement, Le Grand Pitch rassemble un groupe d’angels français (francophones ou francophiles) autour de projets excitants.

Cet événement est mis en place avec la collaboration de: AAGEF, FRENCH FOUNDERS, SPARKLABS, HEC ALUMNI VENTURES, ESSEC VENTURES, ISAI et BPI.

Pour postuler, allez sur le site: http://www.legrandpitch.com/ Le projet peut être formulé soit en français soit en anglais.

LE GRAND PITCH is an opportunity for promising startups looking for financing to pitch to members of the French-speaking, angel investment community.

AAEGF, FRENCH FOUNDERS, SPARKLABS, HEC ALUMNI VENTURES, ESSEC VENTURES, ISAI and BPI worked together to produce this event.

To participate, go to the site: http://www.legrandpitch.com/ The proposal can be submitted in French or English.

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MORE ABOUT LE GRAND PITCH:

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WHAT IS IT?: A pitch evening for startups with a French connection to meet Angel Investors over a cocktail who open to investing in such startups based in the USA.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: October 21st, 2015

WHEN: November 10th, 6.30PM-9PM

WHO5 preselected startups and group of 50+ Angel Investors based in the USA

WHERE: in NYC (location to be confirmed)

More about the selection process: the 5 finalists will be selected by a jury made up VCs, entrepreneurs and an angel.

Requirements to submit a project are:

  • One founder is either French, Francophone or Francophile
  • Currently raising pre-seed or seed money
  • Raised less than $500k up until now
  • Tech/websector
  • Geographically based in the US

 

 

Discover the CODAPPS Bus Tour!

We have talked about it and here is more information in the CODAPPS Bus tour. Follow this link!

For those interested, it’s still time to register to the MOOC: follow this link.