emlyon Incubator

The emlyon business school incubator is open to anybody with a project and any innovation and growth-oriented entrepreneur, no matter their connection to emlyon. 


The role of the incubator is to support and bolster a company’s creation and activity in the early stages (initialisation, design, experimentation, seed and initial development). The incubator provides support through lean start-up, storytelling and pitching methods. 

It closely observes and works on:

  • Approaches to business design, business model, team building, financing and fundraising, access to market, roadmap and networking.
  • The capabilities and potential of the entrepreneur: entrepreneurial skills, hard and soft skills (communication, negotiation, etc.)

Incubator Programmes

These programmes are designed to accompany and challenge a start-up on its journey from design to launch through intense training and by introducing entrepreneurs to the pertinent business networks that guide our incubator/accelerator activity.

The Incubator Team

Michel COSTER, Director of the emlyon business school Incubator and Professor in Entrepreneurship

Régis GOUJET, Head of the Espoir Programme and Professor in Entrepreneurship

Gilles COPIN, Head of the Laureats of the National Innovative Technology Start-up Competition Programme

Fortune DAHAN, coordinator of Incubator activites