The Sciences Po Incubator Opens Up to Alumni

The Sciences Po Incubator Opens Up to Alumni

After 12 years and a string of student entrepreneur success stories, the Sciences Po Incubator is now opening its doors to alumni. Collaboration, networking, mentorship, a variety of business sectors... Bérengère de Drouas, in charge of development, explains what makes Sciences Po’s incubator so successful.

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"From history to herstory": a new look at old galleries

Cécile Fara and Julie Marangé met on the first day of their Master’s degrees at Sciences Po. Together they founded Feminists of Paris, an organisation that offers walking tours and museum visits ‘through the lens of feminism and gender equality’ in Paris, Lyon, and Bordeaux. Cécile and Julie spoke to us about their entrepreneurial experiences with Feminists of Paris and how the history of feminism in France resonates today. 

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A Deep Dive Into the Heart of the Startup Nation

A Deep Dive Into the Heart of the Startup Nation

After a trip to Silicon Valley in 2017 and to the MIT in 2019, the Centre for Entrepreneurship’s third Learning Expedition took participants to Israel, a country equivalent in size to a French département that has the highest number of startups per capita in the world (1 in 6,000). What are the reasons for this “entrepreneurial miracle”, and how does it work? Loanne Guérin and Laura Salesse (first and second year students respectively in the Master’s in Finance and Strategy), two of the twelve students chosen to take part in the adventure, tell us about their experience.

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Tēnaka: A Sciences Po start-up to save the ocean

Tēnaka: A Sciences Po start-up to save the ocean

According to a NASA study, 27% of the world’s coral reefs have disappeared in the last 50 years, and 32% are threatened with extinction.. Yet corals are the lungs of our planet, guarantors of the balance of the Earth's ecosystem and the survival of 60 million people around the globe. Restoring and preserving marine ecosystems is, according to the IPCC’s latest report, a key solution both for the mitigation of the climate crisis, as well as the adaptation of the most vulnerable communities.

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2019 Blockchain Innovation Challenge Winner

2019 Blockchain Innovation Challenge Winner

In 2019,  Startup Columbia and Alliance, a joint programme between Sciences Po, Ecole Polytechnique, Columbia University and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, organized the very first Blockchain Innovation Challenge, a competition aiming to reward ventures that link blockchain innovation and social impact. The Sciences Po Centre for Entrepreneurship (FR) selected the startup Meditect to represent Sciences Po, which took home the grand prize. We interviewed co-founder Romain Renard, who is pursuing his Master’s in Finance and Strategy at the School of Management & Innovation.

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10 years, 100 startups

10 years, 100 startups

Over 100 startups incubated, 1,000 businesses created, annual sales turnovers of tens of millions of euros, and resales worth hundreds of millions...These are the outstanding results of the Sciences Po Incubator on its 10th birthday, celebrated this year. 

It was a pioneering scheme whose structure was one of the very first to be created at a university in the field of social sciences and humanities. We take a look back at the incubator over its 10 years with Maxime Marzin, Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Sciences Po, who helped to set it up. More

Discovering

Discovering "Deep Tech"

Every year, the Sciences Po Centre for Entrepreneurship funds a Learning Expedition. This immersive trip allows students to discover the very best of technological innovation and entrepreneurship - a truly educational visit! This year the 2018-2019 Learning Expedition took place in Boston, where all 12 students delved into “Deep Tech” with M.I.T. researchers, Harvard students, investors, and more. Anthony and Aminata were on this trip; they told us all about the experience.

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