em lyon business school incubator | Get your project off the ground

Get your project off the ground!

emlyon business school

The emlyon business school incubator guides and supports projects for high growth-potential start-ups in the ideation and launch phases.

The incubator uses tried-and-tested methods to drive a pragmatic, concrete process of guidance and support. Key to this process is the desire to achieve operational results and guarantee the longevity of the start-up's business.

The aim is to lay down solid foundations and identify the best routes to growth while avoiding the many pitfalls of starting a business.

Are you planning to start up a business?

  • Start-up: find your model, test it, fine-tune it and begin its growth process.

The aim

  • is to lay down solid foundations and identify the best routes to growth while avoiding the many pitfalls of starting a business.
since 2008
60
business start-up projects supported each year
incubated start-ups
70%
are still in business 5 years down the road
incubated companies
360M€
of cumulative sales over the past 3 years recorded by the incubated companies

Your start-up project

Become an entrepreneur and join the emlyon community

The emlyon incubator lies at the crossroads of the worlds of business, higher education and research. It draws together its ecosystem's stakeholders to foster innovation by hybridizing knowledge and skills.

Leveraging a system that draws together emlyon business school learners and project owners from all walks of life, it triggers a process of mutual enrichment underpinned by the diversity of profiles and the principle of collaboration.

The aim

  • is to encourage the entrepreneurs to explore new horizons and innovate by drawing on the rich resources in the emlyon community

emlyon business school guides and supports its students in their business start-up projects

If you're doing the MSc in Management – Grande Ecole Program or the Specialized Program in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management

The incubator guides and supports students doing the MSc in Management – Grande Ecole Program or the Specialized Program in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management in the early phases of their company start-up projects through a specific pre-incubation system.

The support program is selective and reserved for the project owners with the most solid and most ambitious projects. Following the pre-incubation program, student-entrepreneurs interested in receiving tailored support and guidance over a longer period can apply to join the incubator's mentoring program.

MSc in Management – Grande Ecole pre-incubator: download the program data sheet

Specialized Program in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management pre-incubator: download the data sheet

Programme Grande Ecole

If you're doing the Executive MBA

The Makers Bridge Entrepreneurship course is a six-month program for studentsExecutive MBA with a company start-up project or the intention to start up a company. It gives participants an opportunity to explore their entrepreneurship potential and test their idea against the market. The program is constructed by the incubator and pursues the following objectives:

The aims

  • Develop skills in the ideation process
  • Construct and implement a market exploration approach
  • Understand the mechanisms involved in the entrepreneurial process with a view to setting up a new business, along with the key success factors for a project
  • Construct an initial draft of the Value Proposition and the business model
  • Assess your entrepreneurship
  • Federate a network of stakeholders around the project
  • Construct a profitable financial model
Maker Bridge Entrepreneur

Working with the emlyon business school incubator

If you don't have any specific plans to start up your own business but would like to be involved in developing the start-ups we support: Join us! We work with leading industry experts who have a keen interest in entrepreneurship and are driven by the same desire to share and pass on their knowledge.

Contact us!

Incubator

Bâtiment C

23, avenue Guy de Collongue

69134 ECULLY