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 11th edition of the Jean-Baptiste Say Entrepreneurship Festival.

The theme for this year's Festival is "Innovation to Build a More Sustainable World".

Hosted by Prof. Davide Sola, the vision of the event is to unite students, alumni, entrepreneurs, investors and potential customers to exchange ideas and learn from each other. This event is run as part of ESCP's top-ranked Master in Management programme, currently placed 7th worldwide by the Financial Times. Five of our six European campuses are running local Entrepreneurship Festivals on the same day, just another example of ESCP's pan-European spirit.

This event is supported by the ESCP Blue Factory, the JBS Institute and the Alumni Association. The Blue Factory is our European incubator that supports founders - students and graduates - from ideation to their company's international development. The 2021 Winter Entrepreneurship Festival will represent the ongoing effort of the London community of this great project.

The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute for Entrepreneurship relies on a unique European network, which was developed in 2007 by the Entrepreneurship Chair of ESCP Business School. Today, this institute has more than 50 researchers and teachers. Its main activities are teaching, supporting start-ups with Blue Factory, a European incubator, and entrepreneurship research.

This event is open to all. Registration mandatory. Book your place here!

Schedule (all times GMT)

  • 2pm - 4pm: Student Entrepreneurship Fair
    Students will showcase their ventures at a simulation trade fair. 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.
  • 4pm - 5.15pm: Pitch competition
    All ventures will present their pitches to a panel of entrepreneurs and executives.
  • 5.30pm: Keynote Speech
    Simone Cimminelli, ESCP Alumnus (2010) and Founding Partner at Cimminelli Holding.
  • 6pm: Award for the Winners
    Followed by Networking Drinks.

Health & Safety

ESCP Business School is actively monitoring the Covid-19 situation and continually working to help keep those who rely on ESCP healthy and safe.

Please note that you do not have to print your ticket. A member of our staff will scan your QR code at the entrance alongside your NHS COVID Pass, EU Digital COVID Certificate, or proof of negative Covid-19 test dated less than 72 hours before the event to facilitate a contactless event check-in.

Wearing a mask is mandatory in all common areas. All Campus Covid-19 Health & Safety measures can be viewed here:

If you have any questions, please contact


Organiser: ESCP London Campus

ESCP London Campus - United Kingdom



Start date: 18/11/2021

Start time: 2:00 PM

End time: 7:00 PM