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To honour Jean-Baptiste Say, one of the founders of ESCP and the person who coined the term entrepreneur, we are delighted to celebrate the 8th edition of the Jean-Baptiste Say Entrepreneurship Festival in collaboration with the ESCP Blue Factory

The Blue Factory is our European incubator that supports founders - students and graduates - from ideation to the international development of their company. The 2020 Entrepreneurship Festival will represent the ongoing effort of the London community for this great project. 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, all ESCP classes and events are currently taking place online. As such, the theme for this year's Festival is ‘Developing New Opportunities in the New Normal’.

Hosted by Prof. Davide Sola and Prof. Christian Linder, the vision of this event is to unite students, alumni, entrepreneurs, investors and potential customers to exchange ideas and learn from each other.

This summer edition is run as part of the ESCP MBA in International Management, ESCP MSc in Marketing & Creativity and MSc in Marketing & Digital Media programmes.

Schedule (all times BST)

12.00 - 14.00
Students will showcase their ventures at a virtual simulation trade fair (links to visit the 15 virtual stands provided upon registration). Customers, investors and other guests will be able to discuss projects one-to-one and the first prototypes (MVP) of each business will be tested.

14.00 - 15.45
Pitch competition: all ventures will present their pitches to a panel of entrepreneurs and executives. Link for the main event will be sent as well upon registration.

15.45 - 15.50
Introduction of Blue Factory

15.50 - 16.20
Keynote speech: Kaan Akın, Founder, CEO at Hackquarters.

Virtual award for the winners!

The Entrepreneurship Festival is a virtual event, open to all, including external guests. Register your place here

If you have any questions, please contact londonevents@escp.eu.


Organiser: ESCP London Campus

Online - Worldwide



Start date: 26/05/2020

Start time: 12:00 PM

End time: 4:30 PM