Get inspired

4 high-profile speakers

Learn from experts

30 interactive workshops

Connect to the ecosystem

80 startups, accelerators VCs

Accelerate your startup

4 pitch competitions

Our mission : accelerating students in entrepreneurship

HEC SEED and Université Paris-Saclay Students in Entrepreneurship, are joining forces for SEED Entrepreneurship Summit to be one of the biggest Student Entrepreneurship Events in Europe

Get inspired by our 4 high-profile guest speakers, choose from 30 interactive workshops tailored to your needs, and discover over 80 outstanding startups, VCs, and accelerators on the entrepreneurship floor

If you have a startup yourself, take your chance in our pitch competition . Last year, 2 of the participants integrated the prestigious Axel Springer Plug & Play accelerator in Berlin along with a €25K investment

Program / get inspired, learn, connect & accelerate!


4 Inspiring Speakers

Our high-profile speakers will inspire you on topics encompassing all your startup challenges from brand development to funding dynamics.


30 Interactive Workshops

Carefully selected entrepreneurs, investors, and academics will pass on their knowledge in highly interactive workshops covering the latest trends in entrepreneurship.


80 Innovative Startups

On the entrepreneurship floor you will have the chance to connect with 80 of the most innovative startups and discover exciting opportunities.


4 Pitch Competitions

Students and Entrepreneurs from all levels, experience and backgrounds are invited to participate: Receive trainning, pitch before a worldclass jury and win up to €2500.

Speakers / Confirmed, more TBA soon!

Ilan Benhaim

Co-founder & Executive Partner Vente Privée

Eric Labaye

Director McKinsey & Chairman McKinsey Global Institute

Joerg Rheinboldt

CEO Axel Springer Plug & Play

Jean-Marc Patouillaud

Managing Partner Partech Ventures

Workshops / Confirmed, more TBA soon!

Grégoire Devoucoux du Buysson

COO at Ferpection

What are the new management practices for startups?

Our insights to build company based on self-management and holacracy principles.

Olivier Binet

Managing Director at Inpost

E-Commerce: Peek behind the curtain

Most e-shops are not profitable. Come learn some of the dirty secrets of E-Commerce.

Pascal Mercier

Co-founder & Investment Manager at Ader Finance

What is the valuation of my startup? Which amount shall I raise?

Explanation of the several investment stages with amounts and valuations.

Yaron Ernst

Founder & CEO at Pulsar Connect

The Delicate Startup-Corporate Relationship: Benefits and Challenges

Innovation eco-system requires more collaboration between startups and corporates: what are the challenges and benefits for each side?

Patrick Perlmutter

Co-founder at Metriq

Knowing what to build: Defining and describing your user

Not a talk, but a hands-on workshop where you will confront and validate hypotheses about your potential users.

Claire Godron

Investment Manager at Partech Ventures

On what grounds do VCs take investment decisions?

Insights on the way we conduct startup asessments.

Dr. Cécile Monteil

Founder at Eppocrate

How to launch a connected healthcare innovation?

We will discuss real cases of successes and failures.

Louis Coppey

Associate at Point Nine Capital

10 Practical tips for SaaS Startups

From Launch to Seed, 10 Key Success Factors observed from hundreds of SaaS Entrepreneurs

Jerome Quemeneur

CEO at Lowiee

Growth hacking and early stage startup

First, do things that don't scale. Then, try to hack your growth!

Damien Bon

CEO at Stuart

Learn to Innovate!

We will explore the techniques to go beyond the frontiers of existing models

François Dangu

Chief Information & Innovation Officer at AAA Data

Optimize your chances of success in IOT!

Highlight of the opportunities to catch, skills to have, and timeframe to follow

Dominic Karner

Head of Online Marketing

Efficient strategies & frameworks to acquire your clients

Learn to differentiate from others, from brand awareness construction to consumer conversion

Patrick Perlmutter

Co-Founder at Metriq

How to plan a user's experience?

Step-to-Step Process for user journey and experience mapping !

Anthony Charbonnier

Head of Startup Relations & Programs at Sigfox

Sigfox Technology & Entrepreneurship

What is Sigfox & how did it grow as one the main actors in IoT ?

Yannick Migotto

Co-Founder and CEO at Exclusive Motion

How to raise the bar of our food system?

Techniques for spotting and developping opportunities in the food industry

Charles Puybasset

Co-Founder & CEO at Nova France

From Network to Ecosystem

Mindset, tactics and tools to transform a still network into an auto-fuelled ecosystem

Bartosz Jakubowski

Venture Capital Investor at Xange

Should my startup raise funds from a VC?

Assessing startup business model and growth profile to fine-tune financing

Emilie Korchia

Co-Founder at myjobglasses

How to network to grow your startup?

Why, how and where to create development opportunites for your business!

Vincent Viollain

Head of partnerships and startup relations France & International at Vivatech

Growth Hacking: how to put your startup in the loop

SEO, SEA, AB testing, buzzon social media: get big!

Elizabeth Howard

Co-Founder & CEO at LelapaFund

New models for Impact Investment

Where private equity, fintech and social impact collide

Dounia Agharbi

Head of Communication and Marketing at Lafayette Plug and Play

How to break through in Retail & Fashion Tech?

We will give you tips in business development, international expansion and funding!

Paolo Colurcio

CEO at RCI Mobility

The startup in a corporate innovation ecosystem

Using RCI Mobility as a case study, we will look at how to leverage the advantages of both corporate and startup environments

Alexis Houssou

Co-founder & president at International at Hardware Club

Learn about the challenges of VCs over the coming years!

We will help you to better position your company for fundraising

Olivier Mougenot

Acceleration & Investment Director at NUMA

Find a mission before a million

Defining a clear vision is the key factor determining a startup performance and often helps to avoid failure

Arnaud Touati

Founding Partner at ALTO AVOCATS

Protect your intellectual property!

What entrepreneurs need to know about the basics of intellectual property law to protect their business IP

Thomas Poinsard

Président at Mon reseau d'experts

A toolkit for managing law and protecting your future wealth!

Requirements for managing juridic, social and patrimonial aspects

Valentin Quittot

Head of Sales at Tiller Systems

L'hypercroissance passe par la vente ! (workshop en Francais)

La croissance c'est du CA, le CA c'est de la vente, la vente c'est pas si compliqué qu'il n'y parait. Démystifions cela .

Gabor Pop

Solutions Marketing Manager at Actility

How to develop and grow a business for a connected object !

Benefit from our experience on the IOT field

Ludovic Dupuy

President at Ludovic Dupuy Conseil

Why only 10% of startups succeed?

The top 20 reasons why 90% of startups fail fall into 3 main categories: product, team, financing. Do you want to learn about them?

Laura Faucher

Traffic manager at Costockage

Build the foundation for your online traffic!

Learn the key practises to acquire visitors and optimize your costs with SEO

Javier Gonzalez

CEO and Founder at Botfuel

Launching a startup in AI

Learn about conversational commerce, automated customer support and brand engagement!

Ieva Soblickaite

CPO & Co-founder at Medigo

The Design Sprint (from Google Ventures)

Learn about a framework that people at Google Ventures use to answer critical business questions

Nicolas Bustamante

President at

Sell your product first, then build it

Be customer centric!

Constantin von Bergmann-Korn

Investment Manager at Axel Springer Plug and Play


Drive the future

Laurent Michelet

VP Corporate Development at Deezer

Go Global!

Method and timing to cross borders efficiently

Pitch Competition / Make your dreams come true

  • 2 Pitch Competition Tracks / Digital Ventures & Tech Ventures
  • 2 Startup Stages / Concept & Validation
  • € 10000 / in accumulated prizes
  • Coaching Session / with Jacques Birol or Start in Saclay
  • Some of the most succesful VCs and Accelerators in the Jury / make your dreams come true!

Digital Ventures Jury

Joerg Rheinboldt

CEO Axel Springer Plug & Play

Constantin von Bergmann-Korn

Investment Manager Axel Springer Plug & Play

Claire Godron

Investment Manager at Partech Ventures

Jean-Philippe Bonhomme

Business Angel HEC Business Angel Club

Guillaume le Dieu de Ville

Director HEC-42 Startup Launchpad

Tech Ventures Jury

Alexis Robert

Tech Partner Kima Ventures

Ludovic Dupuy

Business Angel HEC Business Angel Club

Alexis Houssou

Managing Partner Hardware Club

To be announced

To be announced

2016 Testimonials / how would you describe HEC SEED?

Daniel Dierkes

Investment Manager /
Axel Springer Plug & Play

“It is a great opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship in really high-quality workshops and speeches”

Andrey Artemenko

Co-Founder MusicNow
Winner HEC SEED pitch competition 2016

“The pitch competition was our main goal, it gave us the chance to be accepted by Axel Springer’s accelerator program"

Max Aniort

Co-Founder and Executive Director /
Le Collectionist

"An awesome event to meet other entrepreneurs, and discuss everything related to entrepreneurship"

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