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HEC Startup Launchpad – Grand Pitch

HEC Paris Startup Launchpad Grand Pitch

Wondering about the latest ideas in the tech startup scene?

Get inspired, share your feedback and connect with the next generation of HEC entrepreneurs at HEC Startup Launchpad Grand Pitch!

Get the chance to hear the best teams of students from the Startup Launchpad pitching their ideas in front of a professional jury of digital experts, investors and entrepreneurs!

Following nine intense weeks of preparation, these students have put together a real business project and are working relentlessly to bring it to life.

Come and watch the pitches, discover innovative ideas and connect with bright entrepreneurs!
Last year, the audience was impressed by the level of professionalism and insight brought during the pitch night. Among the 15 teams that participated, 10 of them are still up and running, managed by young, yet talented, entrepreneurs from the HEC Startup Launchpad.
Date: Tuesday 28th March
Location: Impact Hub Westminster, 1st floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TE
The programme will be as follows:
18.30 – 19.00: Guests arrival and welcome drinks
19.00 – 19.30: Elevator pitches
19.45 – 20.30: Pitches from 5 selected teams followed by Q&A sessions
20.30 – 21.00: Networking

Drinks and nibbles will be provided during the event.

About the Startup Launchpad
The Startup Launchpad is designed for students who wish to set up their own business. The students are selected based on the quality of the team (two people minimum), the project and a live pitch made in front of a jury composed of HEC representatives, business developers and French venture capital funds. Students are encouraged to join forces with other students from HEC, Ecole 42 or even external participants: this specialization isn’t an academic exercise, but is designed to start a real business.

The members of the selected teams follow an intense 9-week program and benefit from a personalized, on demand support network. It is about building on a concept to end up with an MVP (minimum viable product) and a business plan scrutinised by the best business developers and venture capitalists in Paris and London. The path is clear at the end of the program, the teams start operating, work with a business developer and/or raise funds.

This unique pedagogy focuses on “learning by doing” and features a wide range of experiential teaching such as  startup visits, networking and meetings with professionals and experts, in addition to classes.

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Event Organizers

HEC Paris

Date & Time

March 28 | 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Impact Hub Westminster


Updated on 06 March 2017