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Jean-Baptiste Say Institute

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In 2017, the Entrepreneurship Chair, founded 10 years ago, became the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute. ESCP was a pioneering institute in teaching entrepreneurship.

Over the last 10 years the Entrepreneurship Chair has been developing an alternative method for teaching and understanding entrepreneurship.

With the support of its network of European researchers and entrepreneurs, the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute now aims to train entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world in entrepreneurship and, using the ESCP platform, provide them with a unique opportunity to access the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe.

Jean-François Royer, Associé EY, Responsable du Prix de l’Entrepreneur EY France depuis 1995
A few words from
Jean-François Royer,
EY Partner

Entrepreneurship is not just for start-ups, it's also a strategic issue for midcaps, major groups and more broadly throughout civil society. This institute offers an opportunity to ask important questions, foster debate and exchange ideas with the people who provide practical, long-term solutions.

Jean-François Royer,
Partner, EY, Head of the EY France Entrepreneur of the Year award since 1995

Cyrille Foillard, Directeur de l’innovation, RCI Bank and Services
A few words from
Cyrille Foillard,
Director of innovation,
RCI Bank and Services

In order to support the Alliance brands in their new customer mobility needs, RCI Bank and Services has chosen to rely on an external ecosystem. Our collaboration with the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute is part of this approach and has allowed us to connect with a population displaying a strong interest in new technologies and on-demand mobility services."

Cyrille Foillard, Director of innovation, RCI Bank and Services

Sylvain Bureau, Professeur Associé ESCP Europe et Directeur de l’Institut Jean-Baptiste Say
A few words from
Sylvain Bureau,
Associate Professor, ESCP Europe
Director of the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute

ESCP Europe has been training and supporting entrepreneurs for two centuries. It has done so with its groundbreaking expertise. As early as 1819, Jean-Baptiste Say, a renowned economist and co-founder of the school, defined the word entrepreneur for the first time. Today, the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute is inventing new methods for teaching students how to be entrepreneurs in an uncertain world. It is no longer simply a matter of possessing knowledge, but of being able to question this knowledge in order to reinvent ourselves and transform the world around us.

Sylvain Bureau, Associate Professor, ESCP Europe and Scientific Director of the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute

Objective

The Institute aims to:

  • Become the European benchmark for research and expertise in entrepreneurship with the support of its team (40 researchers and international experts).
  • Develop unique methods to become the leading institute for entrepreneurial leadership training for students, entrepreneurs and managers (20,000 individuals trained over 10 years)
  • Support projects by providing a comprehensive solution to help them succeed, from founding to acceleration (over600 startups over the last 10 years).

EXPERTISES

  • Art Thinking (with Stanford and the Centre Pompidou)
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship (with Babson College)
  • Digital Transformation (with MIT)
  • Business models (with Ecole Polytechnique)

Levers

  • Studies and research
  • Incubation & acceleration
  • Conferences, workshops and events

Members

Sylvain Bureau, Associate Professor, ESCP Europe and Director of the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute

Sylvain
Bureau

Associate Professor, ESCP Europe
and Scientific Director of the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute

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Professor Lola HERRERO, Scientific Director - Chair Jean Baptiste Say - ESCP Europe

Professor Lola
HERRERO

Scientific Director, Madrid Campus

Prof. Dr. René Mauer,Chair Jean Baptiste Say, Berlin Campus, ESCP Europe

Professor René
MAUER COLLA

Scientific Director, Berlin Campus

Professor Davide SOLA, Scientific Director, Chair Jean Baptiste SAY, London Campus, ESCP Europe

Professor Davide
SOLA

Scientific Director, London Campus

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Jean-Baptiste Say Institute

News

Take aways from the Entrepreneurship Festival 2019 [EN]

29 november 2019
The traditional event organised by students with the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute

Chaire E Leclerc ESCP Europe

Actualité

Sylvain Bureau wants to free your pitches

05 novembre 2018
He published a book which presents a proven storytelling method allowing each and every one to create impactful pitches.

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Jean-Baptiste Say Institute

Research & Publications

The Conversation
Le piège du pitch[FR]

The Conversation
9 October 2019

Et si la pratique du pitch influait les projets de start-up, plutôt que de simplement les présenter ? Ou quand l’outil se retourne contre son créateur.

Écrit par Romain Buquet

 

Blog
Managing Innovation Portfolios – Principles Before Tools

GrasshopperHerder.com
9 July 2019

Newly appointed VPs of Innovation have been popping up in every company these days but an innovation portfolio framework without strategy is a performance, not a useable tool, and to manage it you need to know what to optimize for and be creative.

Written by Martin Kupp with Lean Startup coach Tristan Kromer

 

Press
Family firms’ need for control and equity financing decisions

The Conversation
30 Jun 2019

Family firms can attract investor interest, yet owners are often reluctant to offer equity. New research indicates that concerns of potential interference and emotions are two of the key issues.

Written by Martin Kupp

 

Press
Major corporate failures have more in common than you’d think, and can be avoided

The Conversation
16 jun 2019

Once-leading firms such as Chrysler, Citigroup, Dunlop and Nokia have one thing in common: they failed. While each case seems unique, research points to key processes that lead to corporate failures.

Written by Christoph Seckler

 

Press
Création d’entreprise : quelle idée pour se lancer ?[FR]

netPME
22 feb 2019

Le salon des entrepreneurs fourmille d’entrepreneurs talentueux qui viennent dispenser leurs conseils en termes de création d’entreprise. Nicolas Rohr de Faguo, Paul Morlet de Lunettes pour tous, Pauline Laigneau de Gemmyo et Kamal Bounajma de Homerez ont échangé sur les bonnes idées pour se lancer lors du débat d’ouverture du salon parisien.

Written by Matthieu Barry

 

Press
Free Your Pitch, Un Livre-Méthode Pour Faire Des Présentations Percutantes[FR]

Forbes
21 nov 2018

Faire une présentation avec l’assurance de respecter les fondamentaux du ‘storytelling’, tel est selon ses auteurs, Corine Waroquiers et Sylvain Bureau, l’objectif de l’ouvrage ‘Free your pitch’ et du logiciel Storymakers qui l’accompagne.

Published by Jo Cohen

 

Press
Comment créer des pitchs percutants [FR]

Chef d'Entreprise
15 jan 2019

Exposer son idée ou son projet de façon remarquable. C'est le but d'un pitch réussi. Dans le livre Free Your Pitch, les auteurs Corine Waroquiers et Sylvain Bureau nous dévoilent des astuces pour optimiser vos présentations.

Published by the writing staff

 

Press
Corporate accelerators: bringing together startups and large firms to foster innovation

The Conversation
27 mar 2018

Start-ups are innovative and agile, while big companies have abundant resources. Corporate accelerators bring them together, and a new case study outlines best practices.

Written by Martin Kupp

 

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