The Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship calls upon and enables members of the broad INSEAD community to produce knowledge and to deliver or receive assistance with new ventures, new organizations within an existing company, or efforts to turn around and re-launch an ailing enterprise. We actively support the academic research of INSEAD’s scholars while curating ideas and lessons from the school’s diverse base of alumni and associates.
Through our Start-up Bootcamps, Venture Competitions and Entrepreneurs in Residence programme we foster and grow INSEADs Entrepreneurial spirit.
Through our LaunchPad, Entrepreneurship Forums and Mentorship programmes we transform Business and Society to deliver new and responsible solutions to global challenges.
The efforts put forward by our community helps us fulfil INSEADs mission by educating and inspiring entrepreneurial leaders who drive growth, build wealth, create employment, open up new possibilities, tackle global challenges, and build a sustainable future for all.
We are extremely grateful to Rudolf Maag MBA'73 and Valeria Maag for their generous gift that supports the centre and advances entrepreneurship at INSEAD.
INSEAD Alumni Fund Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship
Academic Director, Rudolf and Valeria Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship
We offer a variety of programmes, activities and resources for current participants and alumni who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship.
Join an interactive and immersive 48 hour training workshop to test your entrepreneurial appetite and learn the foundations of how to create a venture from the ground up.
Connect with over 160 experienced entrepreneurs and investors in a personalised, one-on-one setting to discuss how you can move forward with your entrepreneurial venture. Our EIRs are available to advise you on your next steps.
Have a startup idea? Enter the biannual INSEAD Venture Competition (IVC) for a chance to win seed funding, receive mentoring and be on your way to launching the next unicorn. Registration for the 40th IVC is now open.
In the spotlight
LaunchPad @ STATION F
Siteflow, one of the first startups at the LaunchPad, has raised €1.5 million from 360 Capital. Congrats to founder Louis Hauvette BFC'15 and his team!
Listen to Daniel Layug MBA'17D share his startup journey and how he decided to pursue a career in social entrepreneurship. Search for "INSEAD: In the Know" wherever you get your podcasts.
Jayesh Parekh, Senior Advisor at Jungle Ventures and an INSEAD EiR, has authored a book titled "What Shall We Do with All this Money?" In this interview, Jayesh shares his life path that has lead him to write this book, his perspective on wealth and how to be of service on a daily basis. All the proceeds from sales of this book go to Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital, a non-profit in India.”
Turning a Force Majeure into a Force for Good
The COVID-19 crisis is no doubt transforming our lives – forcing us, for better or for worse, through a rapid transition to a “New Normal”.
With unprecedented challenges come unprecedented opportunities. We invite all INSEAD students to conceive, validate and launch sustainable and transformative solutions for businesses and society.
Explore INSEAD's vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem with some of our partners and collaborators.
Entrepreneurship at INSEAD fosters a community in which curious minds across disciplines can exchange ideas with practitioners to solve important challenges faced by entrepreneurs and companies striving to build a new business. Learn more about our faculty and their research in the Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise area.
The INSEAD Entrepreneurship Club (IEC) serves to channel the entrepreneurial mindset in INSEAD MBA students, regardless of their experiences, from inspiration all the way to starting their own business during or after the programme. Get involved in the speaker series, 3Ps (Pitches, Pizza and Pints), startup treks, and more!
The INSEAD Career Development Centre works with students on their entrepreneurship career. We collaborate with stakeholders of the startup ecosystem, connecting them with INSEAD talent to drive growth within their ventures. For more information contact Vimi Emraz (Europe) or Viet Anh Vu (Asia).
Currently there are 49 National Alumni Associations (NAA) representing 52 countries across the world. The purpose of the NAAs is to support its members with a comprehensive and wide range of professional and social activities to nourish the network and to promote INSEAD. Many NAAs have specific clubs and events focused on entrepreneurship and angel investing. We encourage you to contact your local NAA to get involved.
The Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI) is INSEAD’s private capital think tank which works hand-in-hand with private equity and venture capital firms, institutional investors and governments around the world to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems. It connects companies and entrepreneurs with the right sources of capital for their stage of development.
‘SSUP! is a INSEAD MBA student-led (ad)venture that explores the top entrepreneurial hot-spots around Europe and Asia and interviews founders, angels and VCs to liven-up the student-founder-investor network and also gain on-the-ground, local insights.