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INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum 2024

04 - 05 Oct '24

INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum 2024

Fontainebleau, France
04 - 05 Oct '24

INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum 2024

Fontainebleau, France


Driving Change, Shaping The Future

Join us for an inspiring two-day event on the INSEAD Europe Campus, where alumni entrepreneurs, investors, and students come together from around the world to explore and shape the future of entrepreneurship. The 2024 INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum promises a programme packed with valuable insights, engaging activities, and networking opportunities. 

Through the theme of "Driving Change, Shaping The Future" we will explore the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs and businesses in today's dynamic global landscape.

Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking for inspiration, a seasoned business leader seeking to stay ahead of the curve, or an investor looking for the next big thing, our forum provides a platform for you to connect, collaborate, and learn from the best and brightest in the industry. Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet and experience : 

  • Panel sessions on topics ranging from fundraising, to building resilient business models and exit strategy.
  • Interactive workshops with INSEAD Faculty
  • Startup Pitch with entrepreneurs presenting their ventures
  • Networking opportunities with experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs and investors
  • Startup Fair for an excellent opportunity to connect with founders, explore new technologies, and identify potential collaborations.

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs: Discover new opportunities, find potential investors, and connect with other entrepreneurs to share insights and experiences. 
  • Investors: Identify promising startups, network with fellow investors, and stay informed about the latest trends and innovations in entrepreneurship. 
  • Students: Gain invaluable exposure to the world of entrepreneurship, learn from top industry experts, and explore potential career paths. 

By bringing together a diverse group of players in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, the IEF aims to drive change and shape the future through innovation, collaboration, and inspiration. 








Registration and tickets are available on the Eventbrite website




Non-INSEAD Alumni

Early Bird 



Regular Ticket



Saturday, 04 October only




  • Former IEF Participant : €179
  • INSEAD Student Ticket Early Bird : €89
  • INSEAD Student Ticket Regular Ticket : €119

Full refund is possible until 31 August 2024 included (no partial refund will be processed). No refund provided after this date. 

Early bird tickets available until 31 July 2024. 

Should you have any questions or need any clarification, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Practical Information

The Venue

Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5

Join us at the INSEAD Europe Campus, Boulevard de Constance, 77300 Fontainebleau, France. Need a refresher on how to get to INSEAD ? Here are some directions to the campus.


Travel and Ride Sharing

Taxi reservations can be made directly through:

​Tel : +33 6 43 74 85 90
[email protected]
Contact: Corinne Ducruet

Resa Taxis Pro
Tel : +33 6 78 781 781
[email protected]
Contact: Corinne Ducruet

Taxis Fontainebleau Avon
Tel : +33 9 80 08 21 64
[email protected]
Contact: Annie Reichert

Luxury Car Service
Tel : +33 6 67 60 28 31 
[email protected]
Contact: Guillaume Lafoy   

A list of car rental companies can be found here

INSEAD aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (read more).
We encourage you to support the school in this effort and use public transportation to get to the event. If you must travel by car, please consider carpooling – you can coordinate with other alumni in the ride sharing community on Whova.


You can book a room at the INSEAD Residences, based on availability. 

Unfortunately, local hotels no longer allow INSEAD to pre-book rooms for the reunions or other events. However, the hotels are pleased to receive individual room requests directly. Please feel free to contact your preferred hotel as soon as possible to secure your booking now.

You will also find alternative accommodation options at the following links:

 If you are having difficulty booking accommodation, please feel free to reach out to [email protected]

Dress code

The dress code for the INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum is business casual. 

Media, filming and photography

INSEAD will engage professional photographers for this event. We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the event in our print and digital marketing collateral. Attendees who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should contact us prior to the event.

Social Acitivity - TBC

We are working on proposition of a social activity for Sunday, October 6th. All participants will be informed in due time. 

Get the WHOVA APP to connect with participants, join a discussion or share your photos : 

Get our official event app,

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NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages


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INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum 2023 Testimonials

Why should you join the INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum?

IEF2024 is identified as a key event in the INSEAD entrepreneurial calendar worldwide.


"It was the best INSEAD event I've been to and I go to quite a few of them. What made this Forum so special is that most of the attendees were lifelong entrepreneurs who were very candid in sharing their stories without leaving out the struggles. The panel discussions were very inspiring and the networking sessions were a lot of fun. I'll definitely try to attend all future INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forums from now on."

Tim Wekezer, MBA' 15J, Founder of Waitrr


"The IEF gave me a lift up: great content, relevant contacts, all in a relaxed while studious atmosphere. The fact of belonging to INSEAD had already broken the ice and made discussions immediately useful. It was very easy to meet lots of new people and, as always, the international mix of INSEAD was totally unique! It felt like family."

Jean Haguet, MBA'96D, Strategy Consultant Caravela Consulting


"Every entrepreneur is at some level also a content maker, because they have to tell their story coherently and attractively. Seeing everyone at the conference do this so well, and so differently, was highly instructive and well worth the trip."

Alex Connock, MBA'93J, Founder and Managing Director at MISSILE Digital


"Get an international perspective on entrepreneurship and join IEF."

Peer Kolendorf, MBA' 78, Founder of Comitel Holding A/S


"A very stimulating alumni gathering bringing together super energizing fresh startups and experienced serial entrepreneurs and investors. Great opportunity to meet INSEAD members of the startup ecosystem"

Sandra Martin Moran, AMP' 18Jul,  Chief Legal Officer INSUD PHARMA


"There is something distinct about the INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum: there are no glow in the dark egos. Every participant has incredible tacit knowledge backed by a real desire to offer candid, honest, personal insights. I have never witnessed this in other similar events around entrepreneurship and perhaps it is because the event is powered by the desire to see other Alumni succeed like the veterans on the panels. This is priceless."

Inma Martinez, Venture Partner Deep Science Ventures 


Steering Committee