DARE TO INNOVATE

Join HEC Seed, the biggest seed-stage startup event organized by and for HEC Paris students! We are a conference with the mission to foster interest around entrepreneurship and accelerate innovative projects within the HEC student and Station F community.

We connect and empower young entrepreneurs, students, investors and other professionals through a dynamic mix of activities encompassing the following:

  • Pitch competitions: we are featuring 10 startup through two competitions with a total of 5,000€ in prize money

  • Panels: we have two panels in Sustainability & Social Entrepreneurship and Fintech, featuring entrepreneurs and industry experts as speakers

  • Networking: the entire event will be organized to facilitate networking, culminating in a cocktail for all participants, speakers and jury members

The event will take place on June 6th, 2018 at Station F in Paris.

The Speakers

We will be announcing speakers here and on our social media channels. Stay tuned!

Olivier Godement

Olivier Godement

Olivier Godement leads startups operations and development in France and Southern Europe for Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Before joining Stripe in 2014, he created SparkUp, one of France’s first business crowdfunding platforms. Olivier is a graduate of SciencesPo and ESSEC.

Alexandre Prot

Alexandre Prot

Alexandre Prot (HEC Paris and INSEAD graduate) is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor in Internet of Things (IoT), fintech and SaaS companies. While overseeing financial tasks at Smokio, he had been tremendously frustrated by his banking experience: he deemed it time-consuming, thought it lacked transparency, and did not cater to the company’s needs. That’s why he decided to launch Qonto: the banking alternative for entrepreneurs and startups. Qonto raised a seed round of €1.6m in 2016.

Olivier Goy

Olivier Goy

Previously, Olivier founded 123Investment Managers in 2000 with the desire to democratize access to private equity by opening the asset class to retail investors. 123Investment Managers now has over 70,000 private clients and 1.3 billion euros of assets under management invested in 108 European non-listed companies. Olivier was the CEO of 123Investment Managers until September 2014 and is now Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Olivier began his career in private equity with Partech.

Olivier Bossard

Olivier Bossard

Executive Director of the MSc Finance at HEC Paris School of Management, top-ranked international business school.

Ready to rock? Send us your proposal to our call for paper!

The Schedule

  • Registration & Welcome

      June 6, 2018, 1:00PM,  30 minutes

    Registration at the front door with an introduction of event & MC’s on the Master Stage.

  • Sustainability & Social Entrepreneurship Panel

      June 6, 2018, 1:30PM,  60 minutes

    Panel discussing the evolution of sustainable and social initiatives within the startup scenes around the world.

  • Pitch Competition 1

      June 6, 2018, 2:30PM,  50 minutes

    5 selected startups pitch for prize money. The rules: 5+3 minutes elevator pitch, meaning 5 minutes presentation plus 3 minutes Q&A all in english! So sharpen your message and polish your slideware it’s gonna be fast to convince our jury composed of entrepreneurs and investors. The competition is sector agnostic, so feel free to apply with any type of startup. Also your startup can be at any stage (love money, pre-seed, seed) we’ll segregate the companies based on their stage to ensure fair competition!

    Startups, apply here! https://bitly.com/applyhecseed & send your pitch deck to hecseed@gmail.com

  • Break

      June 6, 2018, 3:20PM,  30 minutes

    Snacks and mingling.

  • FinTech & Banks: Friends or Foe?

      June 6, 2018, 3:50PM,  60 minutes

    Olivier Godement, Alexandre Prot, Olivier Goy, Olivier Bossard

    Panel discussing the role of disruptive fintech services and their relationship to traditional banks.

  • Pitch Competition 2

      June 6, 2018, 4:50PM,  50 minutes

    5 selected startups pitch for prize money. The rules: 5+3 minutes elevator pitch, meaning 5 minutes presentation plus 3 minutes Q&A all in english! So sharpen your message and polish your slideware it’s gonna be fast to convince our jury composed of entrepreneurs and investors. The competition is sector agnostic, so feel free to apply with any type of startup. Also your startup can be at any stage (love money, pre-seed, seed) we’ll segregate the companies based on their stage to ensure fair competition!

    Startups, apply here! https://bitly.com/applyhecseed & send your pitch deck to hecseed@gmail.com

  • HEC Innovation Awards Ceremony

      June 6, 2018, 5:40PM,  20 minutes

    The HEC Innovation Award will give 50,000€ prize money to two startups which are pre-selected based on an independent judging process. These teams are given a chance to pitch their startups on the HEC Seed stage.

  • HEC Seed Awards Ceremony

      June 6, 2018, 6:10PM,  20 minutes

    A total of 5,000€ from the HEC Entrepreneurship Center and a Stripe premium package will be awarded to the winners of the two pitch competitions. The exact division of the prize money is TBD based on the stage of startups shortlisted and the industry in which they operate.

  • Cocktail

      June 6, 2018, 6:30PM,  90 minutes

    Networking and fun during the closing cocktail.

Tickets

Tickets Information by EventLama

Phase 2: Early Bird Tickets Discount applied

× €15.00 ×
 8 days left  50 tickets

This ticket gives you access to the full event, including two panels, two pitch competitions, and a networking session with professionals and VC’s from the Parisian startup scene. We are limiting our early bird tickets to just 50 spots, so grab the tickets while they last!

Phase 3: Regular Tickets Discount applied

× €25.00 ×

This ticket gives you access to the full event, including two panels, two pitch competitions, and a networking session with professionals and VC’s from the Parisian startup scene. There will be a maximum of 230 regular tickets, so grab the tickets while they last!

Phase 1: Pre-Sale Tickets Discount applied

× €10.00 ×

This ticket gives you access to the full event, including two panels, two pitch competitions, and a networking session with professionals and VC’s from the startup scene. We are limiting our pre-sale to just 20 spots, so grab the tickets while they last!

Getting There

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Organizers

HEC Seed

(organizer)

Jérémie Zarka

(co-director MBA)

Ziv Ilan

(organizer)

Alix Camus

(organizer)

Judith Li

(co-director Grande École)

Nadia Stand

(organizer)

Paul Hanke

(organizer)