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New York Forum | Guest speakers

We are thrilled to announce the intervention of three successful guest speakers at the New York Forum.

  • Mingpo Cai: EMLYON alumni 98 and Founder and President of Cathay Capital Private Equity, who will be sharing his own entrepreneurial success story;

⇒His biography is available here.

  • Thibaut Munier , EMLYON alumni 96 and Co-Founder and COO of 1000Mercis Group, who will be sharing his experience as a successful entrepeneur.

⇒His biography is available here.

  • Gary Reiner, Partner at General Atlantic, Retired SVP from General Electric, who will be discussing the subject of “Entrepreneurship Spirit in large and Small Companies”.

⇒His biography is available here.

Discover the updated version of the program of the Forum: Program New York Forum

And don’t forget to register here before September 24 and to book your cabin at the Yotel through this link before September 4.

More info on the New York Forum page.

Concorde Program: progress update as of August 28, 2015

Thanks to our latest project, “Concorde Program”, Alexandre Corbel (last year student at Ecole Centrale de Lyon) is currently developing his startup project at Parisoma, a co-working space in San Francisco.

Follow his activity by reading his third progress update here.

Découvrez le monde entrepreneurial de New York en 48h!

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A l’occasion du 3ème forum d’Allyage, nous organisons un contre-la-montre pour vous ouvrir un maximum de portes dans le monde de  l’entrepreneuriat newyorkais :

  • Networking
  • Visite d’incubateurs et de start-ups,
  • Rencontres d’entrepreneurs et d’investisseurs
  • et plus encore…

Date: Jeudi 1er (matin) au Vendredi 2 Octobre 2015 (19h)



Ci-dessous, les rencontres d’ores et déjà confirmées :

Pour tout renseignement: [email protected]

Inscription avant le 15 septembre 2015


Frais d’inscription: Don de 100$ reversé à Allyage

Plus d’infos: NYC flyer

Concorde Program: progress update as of July 28, 2015

Thanks to our latest project, “Concorde Program”, Alexandre Corbel (last year student at Ecole Centrale de Lyon) is currently developing his startup project at Parisoma, a co-working space in San Francisco.

Follow his activity by reading his second progress update here.

Results of the first round of the Startup Challenge – Acceleration Track, 2015

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The three shortlisted contestants who will be defending their startup projects at the New York Forum are (by alphabetical order):

Cy-Clope: startup developed by Antoine Di Tommaso (I.D.E.A Program) and Thibault Legrand (I.D.E.A. Program)

  • Their project: “Cy-Clope is the first waste management stream of cigarette butts. These cigarette ends can be treated and transformed in plastic and they are the most polluting waste products thrown in streets all over the world.”

Gathering: startup developed by Aymeric Agré (Centrale Lyon), Ornella Arnouts (EMLYON), François Guezengar (double degree CENTRALE LYON – EMLYON) and Guillaume Ty (Centrale Lyon)

  • Their project: “Gathering develops video game based environments for learning and displays them on our platform for schools and companies willing to enter into the future of training.”

Sezam: startup developed by Clément Barbier (EMLYON) and Damien Jacquet (EMLYON)

  • Their project: “Swings [product created by Sezam] is a facilitator for the Internet of Things, and aims at becoming an emerging standard in linking connected objects. Swings allows to link any object with another, and then analyze the data generated in a secure environment.”

More info here

Concorde Program: progress update as of July 7, 2015

Alexandre Corbel (last year student at Ecole Centrale de Lyon) is the first participant in the Concorde Program, which Allyage launched this summer.
He joined Parisoma, a co-working space in San Francisco on June 15, 2015, to work on his startup project.

Follow his activity by reading his first progress update here.

News – June 2015

To read our newsletter of June 2015, please follow this link.

Marc Onetto, appointed as a Board Member of Essilor

We would like to congratulate our President, Marc Onetto (Centrale Lyon 73) for his appointment as Board Member of Essilor.

Nomination Marc Onetto

More info: follow this link.

Feedback | 2015 Visit of the American administrators of the American Foundation to the Ecully campus

On February 19 & 20, 2015, the American administrators of the American Foundation Friends of Alliance CENTRALE LYON – EMLYON paid a visit to the Ecully campus. The following board members attended this visit:

  • Marc Onetto (Centrale Lyon 73), Retired SVP, and Administrator, Flextronics; Chairman of the American Foundation;
  • Jose Schulmann (Centrale Lyon 70), Founder & Owner, ABO Pharmaceuticals ; Administrator of the American Foundation;
  • Marie-Hélène Steinman (EMLYON95), SVP – Wealth Management, Wealth Management Advisor, Certified Financial Planner, Merrill Lynch; Administrator of the American Foundation.

Their visit on the campus had two main objectives:

  • To meet with the administrations of École Centrale de Lyon and EMLYON Business School in order to define the projects which will be supported by the American Foundation this coming year;
  • To meet with students of both schools to share their experience and spread the actions of the American Foundation on the Ecully campus.

Several meetings were set up during those two days with the alumni networks of both schools (Association des Centraliens de Lyon and EMLYON FOREVER network), the teams dedicated to Research, the LearningLab management, a meeting with students of the double-degree CENTRALE LYON – EMLYON and finally, a private encounter with selected students from both schools.

A board meeting of the American Foundation took place on Thursday, February 19 afternoon, with the participation of Patrick Dupuis (EMLYON84, CFO, PayPal and VP, eBay; Treasurer of the American Foundation) who was physically located in the US. Thanks to new technologies, Patrick Dupuis was able to take part in the board meeting via a remote presence robot provided by the I.D.E.A. LearningLab (see photo below).

The American administrators made the most of their visit and organized a conference dedicated to students of both schools entitled “International careers – from Ecully to the United States”, during which they shared their professional experiences and advised the students on their career paths.

Their visit was also the opportunity to rekindle the second edition of the Startup Challenge to potential candidates, as the deadline to submit applications is April 17, 2015.

The American administrators left the campus very enthused by their visit and the quality of the exchanges they had with all the stakeholders. They want to put this strong relationship between the two schools and the American Foundation on a long-term footing, and they will be coming on campus once a year.

Finally, we are glad to announce that the next annual Forum of the American Foundation will take place, this year, in New York on October, 9-11, 2015. The alumni networks of both schools will be strongly involved as this event is a great opportunity to gather alumni of both schools in the US. We count on your participation!

 Lunch with double-degree CENTRALE LYON - EMLYON students (February 19, 2015)  Board meeting with remote presence robot provided by I.D.E.A. LearningLab (February 19, 2015)
Conference "International careers - from Ecully to the United States" (February 20, 2015)  Feedback from 2014 Startup Challenge finalists (February 20, 2015)








Diplômés Centraliens | cotisation à l’Association des Centraliens de Lyon

Un message de la part de Marc Onetto (Centrale Lyon 73), Président de la Fondation américaine, pour les diplômés de l’Ecole Centrale de Lyon :

“Chers camarades Centraliens en Amérique du Nord, 

Je me permets de vous rappeler qu’il est important de maintenir votre lien avec l’ECL grâce à l’Association des Anciens. Vous trouverez ci-dessous une lettre de notre président Michel-Louis Prost qui décrit très bien l’importance de notre association. Michel-Louis est aussi membre du conseil d’administration de notre fondation aux USA. Donc toutes nos actions de soutien à l’Alliance ECL/EMLYON ici aux USA sont étroitement coordonnées avec les deux écoles et les deux associations d’anciens. Merci encore de bien vouloir cotiser et mettre vos coordonnées à jour à l’ACL.

Avec mes amitiés,
Marc Onetto
Président de la Fondation américaine Friends of Alliance CENTRALE LYON – EMLYON

Courrier Michel-Louis Prost, Président de l’ACL