Seed Summit 2019
HEC's Annual Entrepreneurship Summit | Station F | April 30, 2019

Join HEC Seed, the annual HEC entrepreneurship summit
that will bring 500 students, entrepreneurs, investors and
companies at STATION F, the biggest incubator in the world.


ATTEND THE SUMMIT >   PITCH YOUR IDEA >





        

HEC's Annual Entrepreneurship Summit | Station F | April 30, 2019




Join HEC Seed, the annual HEC entrepreneurship summit that will bring 500 students, entrepreneurs, investors and companies at STATION F, the biggest incubator in the world.



Our mission : empower entrepreneurs, create connections, foster innovation.

Pitch Competitions

2 levels: Student Challenge & Seed Level. Winner from the Seed competition gets €5,000 in prize money and a nomination to the Blue Ocean Awards

Keynotes

Masterclasses by leading entrepreneurs, investors and corporates

Startup Corner

Meet the leading startups of the French Tech at Station F and enjoy multiple networking opportunities



How can we combine social and technological innovation?
How can we rethink the role of innovation in tomorrow’s world?
How can we create added value at an international scale?



The event will take place on the 30th of April 2019, at Station F in Paris.


  
30+
Startups
500+
Participants
€5,000+
in Prize Money
1,000+
Live Audience

SPEAKERS

Alexandre Mars

Alexandre Mars

Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

For the past 20 years, Alexandre Mars has successfully created and sold companies in Europe and North America. In 2014, he founded Epic, a non-profit start-up acting to change the lives of disadvantages children, and blisce/, an international fund investing in tech start-ups (i.e. Spotify, Pinterest). He was nominated in 2018 among the “Top 20 philanthropists” and the “50 most influential French people in the world.” He is a chairman of the Sport & Society Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Pauline Laigneau

Pauline Laigneau

Cofounder & CMO - Gemmyo

Pauline Laigneau took from her HEC experience the desire to exploit her passion for gemstones. With Gemmyo, the startup she founded with her husband in 2012, she creates jewellery rooted in the digital area, developping an inspiring and reinventing business model with flash sales, sophisticated customization, and the iconic kitten logo spread all across the Parisian Metro walls. Gemmyo is now experimenting jewellery 3D printing after the opening of a showroom in Paris.

Tigrane Seydoux

Tigrane Seydoux

Cofounder - Big Mamma

Tigrane Seydoux knows the recipe of a tasty pizza, but also the one of a flourishing business: Big Mamma, which he co-founded with his HEC classmate Victor Lugger, has become in 4 years the nec plus ultra of Italian cuisine in the French Capitale. Beyond the culinary wonders, it is a true passion for Italy that is offered at the table. By focusing on hospitality and Italian “savoir-faire” through an innovative vision, Tigrane Seydoux’s entrepreneurial business model will make you go nuts.

Christophe Raynaud

Christophe Raynaud

Cofounder & Managing Partner - ISAI

The “serial-entrepreneur” Christophe Raynaud founded in 2008 the financing fund ISAI, with the objective to encourage start-ups’ growth (i.e. BlaBlaCar, Evaneos...). Deeply convinced by the necessity of entrepreneurial initiatives in the digital area, he undertakes the funding of “the 1st million” for high-growth-potential companies and offers thereby an attractive alternative to bank loans. His long-term partnership opportunities provide a strong basis to build upon for these highly innovative companies.

Eva Sadoun

Eva Sadoun

Cofounder & CEO - LITA

If you still haven’t heard of Impact Investing, Eva Sadoun will surely make you discover and like it. With Lita.co created in 2014, the entrepreneur shortcuts the financial mechanisms hackneyed by the crisis thanks to participatory financing. As crowdfunding becomes more and more popular and responsible, its social and environmental backslides are not to be overlooked. In Belgium, France and Italy, acclaimed by Pope Francis and Forbes, Lita.co is re-designing capitalism to its virtuous shape.

Florian Deleuil

Florian Deleuil

Product Manager - Netatmo

Florian Deleuil will give you the keys to disrupt the AI market: his company, Netatmo, provides a digital and innovative solution to ensure a secure environment to every family. He developed the best of smart homes' technology, with for instance Netatmo Welcome, which offers a security camera with facial recognition notifying parents once their children are back home. From a social problem to a tech solution, Florian Deleuil will tell you how to create your own bridge!

Valentine Barbelivien

Valentine Barbelivien

Partner - Founders Future

Valentine Barbelivien is a Partner at Founders Future, a venture studio providing creativity, network, support and productive capital, founded by the serial entrepreneur Marc Ménasé. Before that, she spent more than a decade as a lawyer in private practice, investment fund or private bank in the field of capital markets, private equity and investment banking advising regulated companies. Valentine is also an active business angel who is involved alongside entrepreneurs in their development.

SCHEDULE


TICKETS: ATTEND THE SUMMIT!

A unique opportunity to attend masterclasses, meet startups and sponsors, and get inspired as competiting projects pitch their idea!
Click on "description" for additional information on each ticket category:



Tickets Information by EventLama

Student from an Academic Partner Institution Discount applied

× €0.00 ×

For students from HEC, Sciences Po, Ecole 42, Polytechnique, AgroParisTech, ENSAE, and Sorbonne University. Please note: your student ID will be required for admission to the event.

Student Discount applied

× €8.00 ×

For students any other schools/universities than our academic partners. Please note: your student ID will be required for admission to the event.

Press Discount applied

× €0.00 ×

For reporters. Please note: your press card will be required for admission to the event.

Corporate Representative Discount applied

× €150.00 ×

For corporate representatives. A special badge with be provided at the entrance.

Entrepreneur Discount applied

× €45.00 ×

For entrepreneurs (or future ones !)

Faculty from an Academic Partner Institution Discount applied

× €0.00 ×

For faculty from HEC, Sciences Po, Ecole 42, Polytechnique, AgroParisTech, ENSAE, and Sorbonne University. Please note: your institution ID will be required for admission to the event

Investor Discount applied

× €45.00 ×

For professionals working in Venture Capital and investors.

TAKE PART IN THE PITCH COMPETITION

Got an idea? Need seed funding?

HEC Seed is a unique opportunity to pitch your project at Station F, the largest incubator in Europe, in front of leading VCs (Partech, Newfund, Kima Ventures, Demeter Partners, Isai, Otium Capital, and Solvay Ventures)!

2 categories : Student Challenge & Seed Competition
The format will be a 3 min pitch.

Student Challenge

Competition open to students from HEC Paris and partner universities (full list in the application link) to pitch their early-stage startup idea (not yet a functional product or service).

Seed Competition

Competition open to seed startups with at least one co-founder from HEC Paris and a functional product or service.
The winner gets €5,000 in prize money and a nomination to the Blue Ocean Awards.


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

SPONSORS

Stay tuned: other sponsors to be announced soon!



HEC Paris
Netatmo
BNP Paribas
Qonto
Blue Ocean Awards
IDEA Center
Start'HEC
Incubateur
Made to show.
Business O Feminin
Maddyness

VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDS

Stay tuned: other VCs to be announced soon!



Kima Ventures
ISAI
Partech
Newfund
Otium
Solvay
Demeter
LITA
APX
Felix

STARTUP CORNER

Stay tuned: other startups to be announced soon!



AdAlong
Badakan
Viibe
Hiresweet
Woodeum
Demooz
Backmarket
Hiboo
Greenbig
Meilleurs agents
Kynapse
Elyps
Intercloud
Armis
Hiresweet
Alacaza

Tactilaptic
Diduenjoy

ABOUT


HEC Seed is the annual HEC Paris entrepreneurship summit organized by HEC Paris students. It brings together 500+ students, entrepreneurs, investors and companies at STATION F, the biggest incubator in the world. Our mission : empower entrepreneurs, create connections, foster innovation. Pitch competitions and keynotes with leading speakers are organized throughout the event.


LAST YEAR'S WINNER


 

Maxime Garcia-Janin

Maxime Garcia-Janin  

At 28 and after having worked for LVMH and L’Oréal Luxe, Maxime Garcia-Janin observed a growing disenchantment towards traditional fragrances from clients, considered too expensive and mainstream, in particular by millennials. He thus decided to create Sillages Paris, the first high-end online Perfume House that offers customizable and accessible fragrances. The brand quickly encountered a large success, leading L’Oréal to take a minority equity stake only 1 year after its launch, allowing the House to accelerate its development while keeping its independence.


THE TEAM

Dorian Dufour-Vorfeld

Dorian Dufour-Vorfeld

President

Katrin Dimitrova

Katrin Dimitrova

Head of Corporate Sponsors Relations

Penelope Genovese

Penelope Genovese

Head of Investors Relations

Thomas Aubert

Thomas Aubert

Head of Startups Relations

Maja David

Maja David

Head of Logistics

Gabrielle Radet

Gabrielle Radet

Head of Communication

Mathieu Azar

Mathieu Azar

Digital Project Manager

Victoire Koch

Victoire Koch

Corporate Sponsors Relations

Hippolyte Le Bailly

Hippolyte Le Bailly

Corporate Sponsors Relations

Iris Marechal

Iris Marechal

Universities Relations

Louis Lalanne

Louis Lalanne

Public Relations

Mariana Mergulhao

Mariana Mergulhao

International Speakers & Sponsors

Rafail Iosifidis

Rafail Iosifidis

International Speakers & Sponsors

Natalia Navarro

Natalia Navarro

International Speakers & Sponsors

Dian Qu

Dian Qu

International Speakers & Sponsors

Matias Felgueres

Matias Felgueres

Investors Relations

Thibault Genouville

Thibault Genouville

Startups Relations

Clemence Peter

Clemence Peter

Startups Relations

Lea Balian

Lea Balian

Logistics

Charlotte Caplanne

Charlotte Caplanne

Logistics

Joy Bou Sleiman

Joy Bou Sleiman

Communication

Coline Renault

Coline Renault

Communication

Jules Brianson

Jules Brianson

Communication

CONTACT

Lets get in touch. Send us a message:

HEC Seed | HEC Paris, 1 Rue de la Libération, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France

Email: hecseed@gmail.com



GETTING THERE


STATION F
5, Parvis Alan Turing
75013 Paris
France



Map
Station F