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INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship

INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship

Our Mission

Henrich Greve

Academic Director, Rudolf and Valeria Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship
Rudolf and Valeria Maag Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship


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 venture formation, renewal of an existing company, or turn around and re-launch of an ailing enterprise. We curate ideas and lessons from the school's diverse base of alumni and associates and support the research of INSEAD’s scholars.

Through our Start-up Bootcamps, Venture Competitions and Entrepreneurs in Residence programme we foster and grow INSEADs entrepreneurial spirit and facilitate venture formation.

Through our  LaunchPadEntrepreneurship Forums and Mentorship programmes we promote Business as a Force for Good that 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...

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Henrich Greve

Academic Director, Rudolf and Valeria Maag INSEAD Centre for Entrepreneurship
Rudolf and Valeria Maag Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship

Our activities

We offer a variety of programmes, activities and resources for current participants and alumni who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurship.

For Current Students



Startup Bootcamp >

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.


Entrepreneurs-in-Residence >

Connect with over 140+ 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

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Venture Competition >

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. 

For Alumni Entrepreneurs



LaunchPad @ STATION F >

The INSEAD LaunchPad is our first alumni startup accelerator, and it is located inside the world’s largest startup campus – STATION F in Paris. Alumni-led startups from all sectors and industries can take their ventures to the next stage through LaunchPad events and connections, and the many resources in the STATION F ecosystem.


Entrepreneurship Forum >

INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF) is held annually for aspiring and current INSEAD entrepreneurs. 

Join us on October, 4-5 2024 on the INSEAD Europe campus!


Become a Mentor or Speaker

One of the pleasures of becoming a successful entrepreneur is the possibility of assisting aspiring entrepreneurs with your expertise and guidance. ICE provides several opportunities for you to contribute including mentoring current students and fellow alumni or speaking at a INSEAD Entrepreneurship Club event. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us and we will be happy to share more information.

INSEAD startups at a glance




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Explore INSEAD's vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem with some of our partners and collaborators.

Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise

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.

INSEAD Entrepreneurship Club

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!

Career Development Centre (CDC)

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).

National Alumni Association

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.

Global Private Equity Initiative

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.

INSEAD Summer Startup Tour ('SSUP)

'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

Join our Entrepreneurship Groups

The INSEAD entrepreneurship groups were created for INSEAD students, alumni and friends of INSEAD passionate about Entrepreneurship.


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