CDL-Paris operates in partnership with HEC Paris, located in the French capital; a centre of entrepreneurship in Europe and world-renowned breeding ground for scientific and technological research. CDL-Paris will mobilize academia from one of the global leading business schools and industries to help it’s entrepreneurs succeed.

Founded in 1881, HEC Paris is built on three core values: academic excellence, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to diversity. The school has developed into one of the world’s best business schools, as showcased in top international rankings – including being ranked the #1 business school in Europe by the Financial Times.

CDL-Paris Mentors have backgrounds as operators, investors or scientists in a variety of different industries. All Mentors ▶︎

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