Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship & ESCP Business School0
We are an entrepreneurship institute at a business school. Yet, we are about more than business.
We are your solution to master entrepreneurial leadership.
We are based on experiential pedagogy, incubation and involvement in local ecosystems.
ESCP Business School was founded in 1819 by, among others, French scholar Jean-Baptiste Say. The School has chosen to teach responsible leadership, open to the world and based on European multiculturalism. Six campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw are the stepping-stones that allow students to experience this European approach to management and entrepreneurship.
Several generations of entrepreneurs and managers were thus trained in the firm belief that the business world can nurture society in a positive way. This conviction and ESCP’s values – excellence, singularity, creativity and plurality – guide our mission daily, and build its pedagogical vision.
Every year, ESCP welcomes 6300 students and 5000 managers from 120 different nationalities. Its strength lies in its many business training programmes, both general and specialised (Bachelor, Master, MBA, Executive MBA, PhD and Executive Education), all of which include a multi-campus experience.
The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship was developed in 2007 by the Entrepreneurship Chair of ESCP Business School. We rely on ESCP’s unique European network and train entrepreneurs and leaders around the world. The institute is named in tribute to the man behind the concept of the entrepreneur, and who, in 1819, also founded the first business school in the world.
Our mission is to facilitate current and future leaders in simultaneously developing entrepreneurial mindsets and uncertainty competence. Consequently, we are driving an entrepreneurial revolution for an understanding, training and practice of business and management that is ambitious, sustainable and human-centered.
ESCP has been a pioneering school in teaching entrepreneurship. For 10 years the Entrepreneurship Chair has been developing an alternative way of teaching and understanding entrepreneurship. Today, backed by its network of European researchers and entrepreneurs, the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute aims to train entrepreneurs and leaders from all over the world in entrepreneurship, and offer them, thanks to the ESCP platform, a unique entrance into Europe’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.Former Head of Jean-Baptiste Say Institute Paris
Approach & Impact0
Your aspirations and needs are changing. Now, we will change the way you learn.
We believe that
- a mindset where creativity drives innovation,
- a method for creating projects in a context of uncertainty and constraints,
- and finally, an expertise that can be taught and learned.
- key players of social change striving for value creation and social prosperity.
Our impact-based method in teaching entrepreneurship
Follow our impact-based method to unleash your entrepreneurial potential and furthermore move from art thinking to business thinking:
Beyond lectures and case studies – learn from projects you love
Our courses require you to create real impact (prototypes, events, sales…)
Beyond dry theories – confront and challenge cutting-edge research
Our courses are based on real projects you design
Beyond pure business profiles – collaborate in multidisciplinary teams
Our courses involve diversity of backgrounds (coders, designers, artists…)
Beyond classrooms – explore our entrepreneurial ecosystems
Our courses also happen outside the classroom (fablabs, incubators, streets, online…)
Beyond standard academic grades – create impact that matters
Our courses involve action and emotions
Our impact in entrepreneurship since 2007
20,000 people trained (managers, entrepreneurs, Option E students and students of the Master in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation)
600 start-ups have received guidance over the course of 10 years
100 entrepreneurship projects now make > €100k in revenue
20 businesses make > €100m in revenue
30,000+ people attended more than 300 events that we hosted on and off campus
Team & Locations0
Our cross-campus team is working on teaching programmes, research as well as different projects.
European Coordinator of the Say Institute & Academic Director EMDIEL
Head of Programmes & Academic Director MSEI
Academic Director Option-E Berlin & EXIST BESTPlace
Communications & Marketing Manager MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Master Programmes
London Coordinator of the Say Institute & Academic Director Option-E London
Madrid Coordinator of the Say Institute & Academic Director Option-E Madrid
Paris Coordinator of the Say Institute, Head of Executive Education & Academic Director Option-E Paris
Honorary Members and Alumni
Jobs & Visiting Researchers0
Current vacancies at the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute:
Currently there are no open positions.
Call for visiting researchers
Currently there are no open calls.