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Entrepreneurship is in ESSEC’s DNA. Find out all the start-ups created by alumni. Check our French site for even more contents! (Page under construction)

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Wired Beauty: Beauty Enhanced

Through his start-up Wired Beauty, Stanislas Vandier (E94) offers us MAPO® – the first connected and customized face pack. On average, we see a dermatologist once a year and a beautician three times. But how does our skin change in real time in between these appointments – and what’s the best way of taking care of it? The solution is MAPO®: the first connected, multifunctional face pack that ...
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Le Schmilblick: Play it Slick!

Benjamin Athuil (E16) is relaunching a webzine version of Le Schmilblick – a cult French game show presented by Guy Lux in 1969. Benjamin Athuil believes in the power of humor and entertainment to improve society. He’s convinced that the French need to laugh more – but also tackle future challenges head-on. "Schmilblick" is an absurd word invented by French humorist Pierre Dac. He lent the n...
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Investkeeper: The Best Invest

Following the success of Markentive, an innovative communication and inbound marketing agency, Christian Neff (M14) has now launched Investkeeper. His mission? To help individuals manage their finances intelligently. Growing your savings, investing in property, adjusting your investments according to your personal situation… These may be necessary steps, but finding the keys to financial succ...
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Speaking-agency: From Babysitting to Baby Speaking

With their start-up Speaking-agency, Antoine Gentil (C08) and his business partner Julien Viaud are revolutionizing childcare. The two entrepreneurs offer out-of-school childcare services (“babyspeaking”) provided by qualified staff who are either native speakers or bilingual in the required language. Children learn English, Spanish, Chinese or Russian in a fun way, thanks to play-centered ac...
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Winwinks: It’s Win-Win!

There’s something for everyone at Winwinks, a hotel booking platform founded by Gilles Biko Ro Bieko (B13) and based in start-up incubator ESSEC Ventures. Clients can access VIP experiences and exclusive benefits on a range of services before, during and after their stays, as well as a pre-booked live chat service with hoteliers. Hoteliers on the other hand benefit from a disruptive sales mode...
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Petitjean Paris: French Couture

Léa Petitjean (E15) launched Petitjean Paris, a fashion brand that sells silk pieces for women looking for comfort and elegance. The brand insists the clothes are made in France - a token of quality: the action of dyeing, printing, and finishing is done near Lyon, a city famous for its century-old silk-weaving. Buttons are crafted and engraved in a little village in the Jura mountains, Lavans-...
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Nau: All in the Same Boat

5 boats in 1! It's the Nau concept, designed by Louis Cottin (E10). Nau is a modular craft for recreational boating. You can switch shapes (sailing dinghy, catamaran, row boat...) depending on whether you are a beginner or an experienced sailor, and you want to go fishing alone or to enjoy a ride with your friends. The boat is as reliable as its competitors in each configuration. Nau aims bot...

Experience: They Stand the Test

Pauline Le Maléfan (M15) co-founded Experience, a crowd-testing platform. Experience offers to innovative project leaders to collect feedback on their products or services, on their communication strategy, or on their economic model. Rather than consult developers and provide technical feedback, the platform is on the users' side and allows to assess their satisfaction. This approach is calle...

ChinForm: China's Got Talent

Jérémie Ni (E90) launched ChinForm to help French executives hiring Chinese talents for their subsidiaries located in the Middle Kingdom. He tells ESSEC Alumni about his job. China happens to be the main market for many French companies now, such as PSA and SEB. To sustain their growth in China, French firms need to hire Chinese talents trained in France. French expats tend to lack certain sk...

Booxup: Open Book

Robin Sappe (M09) and his associate David Menesson created Booxup, an app that brings together digital revolution and paper saving. Booxup enables its users to share their books. Everyone can find and read novels, comics or mangas, for free, in their language, around the world, following the advice of the online community. Booxup, available for free on the Apple Store and Android, targets the...

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