TechShare came back for its second edition at HEC with 47 new unlisted European scale-ups
On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September, the famous business school HEC - ranked as one of the best business school in the world by the Financial Times - welcomed the second promotion of TechShare during the first two-day seminar of the 2016/2017 class.
47 innovative, European and fast-growing companies met for the first time, as well as their academic teachers, the partners of the program and the Euronext teams. After an early morning awakening, the class was welcomed by a brief speech given by Eric Forest, CEO of EnterNext and by the presentation of the whole participants of this second edition. Then, a first very interesting workshop started on the theme of ‘Growth Opportunities: Consider Value Pricing’ leaded by Frédéric Iselin, Affiliate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at HEC. After a well-deserved lunch, our class got back to work with a workshop on ‘Financial growth strategies for entrepreneurs’ animated by Etienne Krieger, Affiliate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at HEC and Georges Liberman, Head of Ingenico Healthcare/e-ID division.
The rest of the afternoon was dedicated first to a networking time and then by a fascinating geopolitical workshop entitled ‘Sorry, The world is not flat!’ given by Jean-Louis Terrier, founder of Credit Risk International. This conference was followed by a cocktail dinner, a true moment of fun and friendly networking.
On Saturday morning, our bravest ‘Techsharers’ got up early to work out in a dynamic one-hour boot camp. Then, they attended a workshop about ‘Monitoring global growth through efficient management’ animated by Patrick Legland, Affiliate Teacher, Finance Department at HEC Paris and Graduate Member of the SFAF and Bruno Dathis, CFO of Groupe Delachaux. After the lunch break, they took part in an afternoon workshop dedicated to governance issues and the good secrets of long-lasting companies, animated by Patrick Legland and Mary Dupont-Madinier, Independent Director of Vilmorin Group and currently partner at Valtus, a firm specializing in interim executive management. This workshop concluded this two-day seminar.
The ‘TechSharers’ will meet again in October for their first evening session. As a reminder, TechShare is a 12-months program to encourage innovative companies to consider listing as a source of the financing they need to build their business. The program structured around two-on site seminars (such as this one at HEC), monthly technical workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions with auditors, consultants, lawyers and communications specialists. The next on-site seminar will be held on Vlerick Business School campus in Brussels on March 2017.
Participating companies Class of 2016/2017*
- Airborne Concept
- Akio Software
- Bencom Group
- Dynamic Credit
- Economie d’Energie
- InFlectis BioScience
- IMPACT!ING GROUP
- iTeos Therapeutics
- Mapping Control
- Mdoloris Medical Systems
- Synergia Medical
- 3D Hubs
* Among the 47 members of the 2016/2017 class, 5 have preferred that their participation remains not public