Jean-Baptiste Say Institute & ESCP Business School0
We are a business institute. And 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.
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 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, founded the first business school in the world.
Our mission is to facilitate current and future leaders in developing entrepreneurial mindsets and uncertainty competence. 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.Head of Jean-Baptiste Say Institute Paris
Approach & Impact0
Your aspirations and needs are changing. 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
An expertise that can be taught and learned
Key players of social change striving for value creation and social prosperity
The impact-based method
Follow our impact-based method to unleash your entrepreneurial potential and 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 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 projects now make > €100k in revenue
20 businesses make > €100m in revenue
30,000+ people attended more than 300 events that were hosted on and off campus
Team & Locations0
Our cross-campus team is working on teaching programmes, research and 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
Head of Executive Education & Academic Director Option-E Paris
Honorary Members and Alumni
Projects & Working Groups0
We engage in projects with different stakeholders.
EXIST-Potentiale is a Germany-wide funding measure by the BMWi, the German federal ministry for economic affairs and energy, and the European Social Fund. Its aim is to implement a start-up culture in universities and to create the necessary framework to support innovative and high-growth science start-ups. ESCP will set up an internationalization school, which is offers general as well as country-specific courses and workshops, international team matching events and alumni angel nights. We will support founders directly by providing them with a coworking and office spaces, consulting and hosting country-specific ecosystem events. Moreover, we will create an internationalization network with other leading universities for startups. The aim is to expand the entrepreneurship potential of ESCP and develop incubation activities to support start-ups in their internationalization efforts.
Center for DS:E
Part of the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute team from Berlin and other researchers have started the Center for Design Science in Entrepreneurship (DS:E). They believe that design science enables entrepreneurship scholars to combine cutting-edge research with real world impact. They motivate entrepreneurship scholars to engage in design science research in three ways: First, the Center brings together the world’s leading design science experts from different fields to further develop the design science research paradigm for the entrepreneurship field. Second, it educates entrepreneurship scholars in doing design science research that can be published in the best journals. Third, it serves as a platform to match firms’ entrepreneurial challenges with scholars who design solutions based on the best scientific knowledge available. The DS:E holds a conference on design science research in entrepreneurship once a year, offers courses both offline as well as online, and develops a platform to match firms’ entrepreneurial challenges with top nodge scholars.
Our team in Madrid is engaged in international cooperation for development projects and consultancy missions in Latin America funded by public and private institutions. Current missions include the following:
“Especialización en Gestión de Iniciativas Económicas Colaborativas y Economía Social en Centroamérica (Proyecto INICIA)”, funded by EU ERASMUS Plus (2019-2021)
“IRUDESCA. Integración Regional, Universidad y Desarrollo Sostenible en Centroamérica”, funded by EU ERASMUS Plus (2017-2019)
“Monitoring and impact system of destination sustainability projects (SSIP-RIU)” with RIU Hotels & Resorts in Cancún, Mexico (2019-2020)
Sponsors & Partners0
We work with a variety of partners and thank all of them for their support!
Call for sponsors
Work with us as sponsor or partner!
- Join the European academic reference for entrepreneurship.
- Hire entrepreneurial talents.
- Co-create visible expertise in entrepreneurship.
- Reinforce your brand awareness in terms of entrepreneurship.
- Develop your business with fast-growth companies and promising entrepreneurs.
Jobs & Visiting Researchers0
Current vacancies at the Jean-Baptiste Say Institute: