Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer Program

Looking for an experience in entrepreneurship and innovation while studying in Paris? This Summer Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which combines theoretical study with hands-on experience, will take place from June 17 to 28, 2019.

IÉSEG Students

Learning objectives:

During the two weeks, students will take courses that are highly customized to respond to the startups’ real-life challenge. They will be introduced to entrepreneurship under conditions of uncertainty, effectuation principles and lean startup. Further, students will gain practical skills to understand, evaluate, create, and ultimately manage effectively the innovation process within an organisation.


Program overview:

  • 2 intensive courses taught in English, 40 contact hours
  • 6 ECTS


Academic main topics:

Module 1: Business modelling (3 ECTS)

We will use contemporary tools such as the business model canvas, and value proposition design.

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Explain the principles of effectuation and lean startup.
  • Describe the components and functioning of a business model.
  • Develop a value proposition.
  • Identify the main sources of failed business models.

Module 2: Managing innovation (3ECTS)

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  • Understand the different typologies of innovation.
  • Analyse the main internal and external sources of innovation.
  • Explain the main challenges of managing innovation.
  • Create managerial strategies to shape the innovation process.



Entry Requirements

The program is open to students coming from ALL DISCIPLINES with a strong interest in entrepreneurship and innovation and a good command of English.

Application Process

Admission is based on applications available at summer@ieseg.fr and examination of the required documents.
Application deadline: April 30th, 2019

For more info: summer@ieseg.fr
Students from China and Taiwan may contact Marc Porto at the IÉSEG China office: chinaoffice@ieseg.fr


Tuition and Scholarships


Two Topic-based Courses [40 contact hours] 1 400 Euros
Hospitality Package* 800 Euros
Administration Fee 200 Euros
Total 2 400 Euros

* The hospitality package includes housing (in single rooms and WiFi ), public transportation pass for Paris for the duration of the program, and a diverse extracurricular program.

Merit-based Scholarship opportunities

IÉSEG offers a limited number of scholarships, covering between 25% and 50% of the
topic-based course tuition. Students from all academic fields are encouraged to apply.
> No financial documentation required.
> Deadline April 30, 2019
> To find out more: summer@ieseg.fr


Entrepreneurship by IÉSEG students

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