Entrepreneurship

The Collège believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are more than part of a curriculum. Within the realm of multiple innovation programmes and projects, we focus on moving from idea and innovation to action and the marketplace.

CDI Labs

From Idea to the Marketplace

More than 300 companies have been created by graduates of the Collège des Ingénieurs, either directly after their graduation or after several years of professional experience.

Innovation projects (like Venture Lab, Open Innovation, Brain to Market, and innovation4change) are an important ingredient of the MBA programme. They all encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and have led to the generation of real start-ups or created business ideas. Our Fellows are able to access intimate and tailored coaching throughout each project they undertake in the form of seminars or one‑on‑one discussions.

notable alumni entrepreneurs

Dietrich

Stephan Dietrich

CDI 1993

Entrepreneur, Advisor, Independent Board Director

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Eichenhofer

Martin Eichenhofer

CDI 2015

CEO & Co-Founder @ 9T Labs

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Gil

Laurent Gil

CDI 1994

Founder & Chief Product Officer @ CAST AI

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Guérin

Arnaud Guérin

CDI 2006

Co founder & Deputy CEO @ Preligens

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Guo

Aude Guo

CDI 2011

Cofounder @ Innovafeed

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Jiaqing

Li Jiaqing

CDI 2001

Managing Director @ Legend Capital

Kreitz

Katharina Kreitz

CDI 2014

Co-Founder & CEO @ Vectoflow

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Kupke

Andreas Kupke

CDI 2009

Engineer & Investor

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López-Urdiales

José Mariano López-Urdiales

CDI 2002

Founder & CEO @ Zero 2 Infinity

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Luzeau

Pierre Luzeau

CDI 1992

President & CEO @ SEQENS

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Marini

Davide Marini

CDI 1997

CEO @ Inkbit

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Opitz

Manuel Opitz

CDI 2014

MedTech Entrepreneur

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Quilichini

Amélie Quilichini

CDI 2015

CEO @ Kolibri

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Samuelian

Jean-Charles Samuelian-Werve

CDI 2011

Co-Founder & CEO @ Alan

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deSouza

John de Souza

CDI 1996

Entrepreneur & Investor in Technology and Healthcare

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Teberino

Maria Sole Teberino

CDI 2017

Digital Transformation Manager @ Accenture Song

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Vaxelaire

Philippe Vaxelaire

CDI 1988

CEO & Owner @ NEOMOUV and DUPLEIX

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Veyrat

Jacques Veyrat

CDI 1989

Président @ Impala

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Winkel

Reik Winkel

CDI 2005

CEO @ indurad Group

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