Executive Education

Entrepreuneurship - Project Accelerator


Develop your own business project with this Major


Target Audience

This Major* is aimed at executives and senior managers who are seriously thinking about committing themselves to new business ventures as either entrepreneurs, investors or consultants. 

Locations and academic partners

2 one-week sessions: San Francisco, USA (May) and Paris, France (October)


To successfully launch a new venture, or take over an existing one, it is vital to not only master key management fundamentals such as Marketing, Strategy, HR and Finance, but to also acquire some very specific knowledge and skills. 


The goal of this Major is to enable participants to:

  • Assess the robustness of your project and the potential of a new business venture 
  • Identify and seize opportunities to raise funds 
  • Design a winning Business Plan and move your project forward to the next stage 


The Major is structured around two week-long intensive sessions.

Teaching methods include case discussion and analysis, sharing experience, team work and academic courses. These will enable participants to develop a better understanding of the prerequisites for launching new business ventures, taking over existing ones and the drivers of successful entrepreneurship.

This Major will provide the necessary concepts and tools for a broad range of start-ups (including digital, high-tech and service innovation). 

Module 1 - San Francisco, USA

Module 2 - Paris, France 


Frederic Iselin is an Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science, an HEC Paris Executive MBA and a Master’s degree in Innovation Marketing. He teaches Grande Ecole, Executive MBA and Masters programs at HEC Paris as well as at the Ecole Polytechnique.

During his career, he has spent fifteen years working in the field of new technology, and set up and managed two new business ventures.

Frederic Iselin is a certified mediator for the Paris Center for mediation and arbitration (inter-corporate conflicts), and works as an expert for Oseo Innovation. He also acts as a business angel.

Your contact

More information on this Major, please contact Jean-Bernard TISON  tisonj@hec.fr 01 39 67 75 44

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