EMLYON - Incubator - KPMG Start up & high growth Chair

Role of the Chair

KPMG (2)

By joining the Incubator EMLYON, KPMG makes a commitment beside the companies with great potential of growth and wishes to contribute to the promotion of the technological entrepreneurship.    


This Chair will have for main objectives :

  1. To develop the support of initiating growth with in the key hundred of companies created before five years
  2. To encourage the research and the sharing of knowledge and best practice to answer the problems of innovative companies growth
  3. To contribute to the visibility of EMLYON and KPMG on the entrepreneurial dimension


Several concrete actions are implemented : the creation of a national index of the high growth companies, the publication of works on the entrepreneurial success and their key factors of success or still the organization of events and debates.



Michel Coster, Director of the Incubator and professor of entrepreneurship at EMLYON, is the professor-holder of the EMLYON - Incubator - KPMG Start up & high growth Chair. 

The steering committee consists of Michel Coster, François Bloch - Associated KPMG, Person in charge of the network of companies of growth, as well as the professionals of KPMG and of professors of EMLYON.

Expert professors, researchers of Ecole Centrale of Lyon come to complete the EMLYON team on the scientific and technical dimensions of the projects and the incubated companies.


Key Dates

  1. February 2013 : Signature of the official Chair agreement, for a five-year term, in the presence of Michel Coster, Director of Incubator and professor-holder of the Chair and KMPG Persons in charge.