Having created 3 businesses during the course of his studies and then worked for Microsoft, Guilhem Bertholet launched and then managed the HEC startup incubator for 3 years, overseeing the creation of more than 80 internet startups and physical businesses. Now, he is creating a new business in the field of internet software for businesses. Heavily involved in the French entrepreneurial ecosystem, he made a comic-strip about the creation of business aimed at an audience of students (150,000 copies) and launched ApéroEntrepreneurs; a monthly meeting for entrepreneurs that now takes place in more than 30 cities in France and abroad. Guilhem Bertholet has kept involved with HEC in a variety of programmes, focusing on the following topics: Lean Startup, innovative Business Models, the launch of web startup... You can follow his movements on his blog.
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Jacques BIROL (HEC 74). He owns LESS & MORE, a consulting & training shop focused on communication for innovation and change . He was previously CEO of PUBLICIS ETOILE advertising agency, fullfilled exed in UCLA & Stanford, and launched KELJOB.COM, a leading site in classifieds. He teaches at HEC and Ecole des Mines de Paris. His book, 52 ETERNAL ADVICES FOR INNOVATING ENTREPRENEURS, published in 2011 gained the first prize of syntec management, french association of consulting professionals
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The Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (or HEC Paris) is a French Business School created in 1881, located in Jouy-en-Josas, near Paris, since 1964. HEC Group prepares young individuals to be future leaders with a wide range of education programs in management and entrepreneurship : masters degree in Science, MBA, Executive MBA, PhD and Professional training programs. In July 2008, HEC Paris has joined ParisTech has a founding member.