Over 400 students have received an equal opportunity grant and the most disadvantaged students have benefited for the first time of their studies entirely free of charge.
A new equal opportunity initiative has been launched “Chances augmentées” preparing scholar pupils from “classe prépa” to the oral exams of the Business School competitive examinations.
- Lastly, a Cartier-ESCP-HEC “Turning Points Chair” has been launched. Its ambition is to show that research can have a positive impact on business practises and society, inspiring the Maison Cartier in facing current and future challenges.
In the framework of the renovation of the Bösendorfer piano of the School by a generous donor, the students organized a piano recital with the support of the ESCP Foundation.
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Proposed by Marguerite Burghardt (91), Chances augmentées is an aspirationnal programme that aims to prepare scholarship students to the ESCP oral tests. For its first edition, 35 students have been welcomed at ESCP.
A huge thank to Marguerite, the donors and all the participants which made the success of this first summer camp, and made possible the funding by the ESCP Foundation.
The Innovation Prize rewards student start-ups in the field of EdTech. Co-founded by the Agora student society and the ESCP Foundation in partnership with the Blue Factory, the ESCP incubator, on a yearly basis this award supports innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit of our students from all campuses.
This year there were more than 20 contestants. After a rigorous selection process including a pitching session in front of a jury composed mainly of Alumni, two initiatives drew special attention from the jury members.
Wyblo won the first prize, receiving a €15,000 grant, and StudentFlow won the special prize receiving a €3,000 grant.
Congratulations to all young entrepreneurs!
The ESCP AGORA’s innovation prize is a great opportunity for young start-ups who want to challenge themselves and, most importantly, connect with other colleagues, mentors, potential partners, and investors. This initiative supported us in a crucial phase and now we are discussing the closing of the pre-seed round and commercial partnerships with some of the judges of the competition.
We are thankful that AGORA and the Foundation organized such an event, as it promotes innovation, entrepreneurship and some core values of our school. For us, the Innovation Prize was an opportunity to work harder on our marketing strategy, our business model and our market analysis, among other things. It really boosted our project: thanks to the contest, we strengthened our business plan and launched our first fundraising, which, overall, drastically accelerated our entrepreneurial project.
Regardless of the outcome of the contest, we were determined to pursue this entrepreneurial project. That is why we have now officially completed the incorporation process of StudentFlow SAS, which was also initiated during the Prize, and made possible thanks to ESCP Alumni working with us on the legal field. On that matter, the Innovation Prize made us realize how strong were the ties between alumni of the ESCP Community. Indeed, we asked several Alumni for help along the way, and many answered the call, being happy to help us during the adventure. We are, more than ever, committed to our project and confident that the launch of StudentFlow at ESCP in September will be a complete success.