The business world is undergoing profound changes, and entrepreneurship is increasingly important. The ISC Paris Group’s academic incubator supports entrepreneurship by giving entrepreneurs a safe and encouraging place to work on their projects.
The strengths of the ISC Paris Academic Incubator
An official status for student entrepreneurs
The official French status of student entrepreneur may be awarded by a regional committee. This status allows access to the leading French network of student entrepreneurs and its associated resources.
A co-working space
On our Paris campus, entrepreneurs have a 1,000 square meter space, fully equipped with a printer, Internet, telephone, mail service, and photocopier, plus meeting rooms and a lounge.
Programs for everyone
The incubator offers group trainings. These workshops can be held at our location or yours, using our PEPITE network. They are project-oriented and allow plenty of time for discussion between participants.
International partner incubators
Budding entrepreneurs can test their business plans internationally, in our partner academic incubators in Belgium, England, Canada, and other countries. This offers a safe environment for opening up new markets.
Scholarships are awarded in certain cases and under certain conditions (business, quality, and impact criteria) to compensate for the loss of internship income when a student chooses to do an internship in their own business.
Entrepreneurs can count on the ISC alumni network, the PEPITE network, and the incubator’s local, national, and international partners.
Complete and customized support
Every entrepreneur has to deal with key issues such as writing a business plan, making financial forecasts or choosing a legal structure. To make the right choices, budding entrepreneurs need advice and support. Entrepreneurs also have to overcome doubt, uncertainty, and setbacks–frequent occurrences throughout the process.
The ISC Paris incubator puts people first and business plans second. Becoming an entrepreneur is an ongoing learning process–it involves lots of meetings, informed opinions, targeted responses, and many hours of work.
The incubator offers a variety of tools to guide, assist, and support entrepreneurs: mentorship with experienced volunteer mentors, and coaching for creating a business plan.
Conditions for accessing the incubator
The incubator is available to all ISC Paris Group students and graduates.
Selection is done throughout the year, based on an application and an interview with a jury.
Places may be awarded to entrepreneurs from the school’s partner educational institutions or businesses.
The incubator’s added value
- Yearly average of 30 projects supported
Each business creates or maintains an average of five jobs
82% are still active, three years later
18% return to a salaried job after their educational program
All business sectors are represented
Meet ISC Paris entrepreneurs who created impactful businesses and meaningful careers.
- Charles-Hugo Dissard and Julia Mbengue : Juch, environmentally responsible shoes.
Matthieu Jeanne-Beylot : Mutum, a platform for loaning items for free from individual to individual.
Yannick-Ange Mbengue and David Gourdet : Wast, an eco-friendly and socially responsible laundry and dry-cleaning service with home pickup.
Chadi Srour : Thuillier, the continuation of a historic French shirt tailoring company.
- Benjamin Laporte : InovDom, fostering independence for the elderly and handicapped.
Nicolas Morschl : Bonsoirs, a line of high-end bed linens, made in France.
Florian Rabeau : Kalain, a creator of custom scents, to keep the memory of a loved one alive.
Simon Collot : Oser, an improvisational theater group that fosters self-confidence in a supportive environment.