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 ▶︎


For founders developing high impact and scalable solutions to help preserve and protect the natural world.

HEC-Paris Is thrilled to have partnered with the CDL to launch the first program of its kind in France. CDL uses a smart objective-setting process to turn today’s scientific breakthroughs into tomorrow’s world-changing businesses. The program is an intensive blend of fruitful networking, invaluable mentorship, and constructive critiques.
– Eloic Peyrache, Dean, HEC Paris

HEC Paris