EDHEC Business School partners with Viva Technology, Europe’s Premier Start-ups Trade Show

Programme Highlights: Artificial Intelligence, digital disruption, megatrends, social impact of the new technologies, meetings, talks over three days of events dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups.

Written on 16 June 2017.


Viva Technology is one of a kind, an exhibition of the most innovative products and services, proposing unique networking opportunities for startups with large corporations and investors. This year, the event welcomes more than 50,000 attendees from around the world, including 5,000 startups, 1,000 investors and 400 speakers.

As a prominent high education actor for the society of the future and as a partner for this event, EDHEC Business School invited 200 students to this hub for the world’s innovators, tech-lovers and pioneers. 

Among 250 inspiring talks, EDHEC Business School is also present through Alumni who share their success stories. Moojan Asghari-Lavarjani, co-founder and COO at StartupSesame is a 2015 EDHEC Alumni (MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking) and gave a talk called « Moonshot surprise ». As gender parity matters, VivaTech has partnered with influential women’s networks to promote a new generation of female entrepreneurs from around the world. Moojan’s talk is an opportunity for 15 inspiring young women to give a short keynote address, sharing from where they get the energy that pushes them to reach for the moon.   

Philippe de Chanville, co-founder of ManoMano and 2003 EDHEC Alumni (Master in Mangement), leads a workshop on “How to make the most of Data”, sharing his success story. "Vivatech has become the place to be in the French Tech marketplace every year. It is the opportunity to eventually meet with future partners (investors, marketing or logistics providers, data innovation...), and to be visible so we increase our notoriety and employability. Vivatech is by far the most useful event for Mano Mano in the context of our exponential growth”, shared Philippe during the EDHEC Rendez-Vous

VivaTechology is part of the Paris Tech Festival, created in the context of a deep commitment from the City of Paris to foster innovation. The City of Paris has invested over one billion euros between 2008 and 2014 to create 100.000m2 of business incubator space. Among them, the Station F will host a vast startup campus. The EDHEC Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) incubator expands through the provision of 40 additional work stations housed in Station F.

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