HEC Entrepreneurs

HEC Entrepreneurs

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HEC Ventures 

Overview

HEC Ventures is a web site managed by the HEC UK Alumni network, based in London. It is a not-for profit association with volunteers only. The use of the web site is limited to HEC Alumni up-to-date with their yearly membership. The audience is the world wide HEC Alumni network which includes 55 000 members as of today and growing every year by more than 1000 new graduates.

Its goal is to facilitate the connections between Entrepreneurs and Investors within the Alumni network. The access is completely free.

The web site does not collect any fund, it deals only with relationships. Any match between an entrepreneur and an investor will then be dealt with outside the web site. Legal transactions and funds transfers are outside the scope of the HEC Ventures and of the HEC Alumni association.

Being an Alumnus implies several important qualities:

  • HEC is one of the best Business Schools in France, in Europe and beyond. All Alumni expect from fellow colleagues within the network to stand behind the values of Excellence, Professionalism, and Quality in everything we do.
  • HEC Alumni is a network where all graduates went through the same kind of learning, shared time together in Jouy-en-Josas and in Paris and in some cases, became friends for life. We believe that this level of friendship and feeling of belonging creates the right environment of trust.

With this in mind, we believe that HEC Ventures will create the right environment to create the strongest bonds between entrepreneurs and investors, and therefore will lead to successful ventures.

Any HEC Alumni qualifies as an Entrepreneur; there are neither professional qualifications required nor any “majeure" within the HEC diplomas. We nevertheless expect each entrepreneur to be serious in his commitment to the project, reliable in his capacity to execute his or her business plan and to stand behind the project in front of serious investors.

As a rule of thumb, we expect all projects to look for more than 100 000 euros of funding.

An entrepreneur registers for free on the web site using his or her @mailhec email address.

The entrepreneur then creates a submission. A submission is the project itself that the entrepreneur wants to present to investors, in search for funding or any other kind of support. The submission includes a number of classical questions in order to qualify the project by sector, size, maturity, etc…

The entrepreneur extends the description by uploading a Word or Powerpoint document, or even a video, in any format.

Once uploaded, the submission is then visible to Investors.

There is a built-in email system, which allows entrepreneurs to answer questions from investors.

It is important to mention that HEC Ventures cannot be liable for any breach of confidentiality. It is the responsibility of the Entrepreneur to disclose enough information to appeal to investors while not giving out any critical Intellectual Property.

Toolkit

The toolkit is a collection of documents, videos and external links to provide you some guidance before submitting your entry.

Pôle Entreprendre HEC

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Le groupement HEC-Entreprendre réunit près de 400 entrepreneurs ou professionnels très impliqués auprès de ces mêmes entrepreneurs et a pour vocation d’encourager et apporter des solutions pratiques permettant de réaliser développer leur projet ou leur entreprise.

Model documents for early stage investments

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For draft term sheets and other legal documentation, please click on the following link

A Guide to Venture Capital Term Sheets

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The aim of this Guide is to provide those who are not familiar with the venture capital investment process with an outline of how investments can be structured, the terms and terminology typically used in a Term Sheet, and the broader investment process. It is hoped that this familiarity will assist those who are trying to raise venture capital by helping them to understand the commercial implications of the terms being offered. This in turn will hopefully expedite the negotiation of Term Sheets and completion of the investment process.

Damodaran Online

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My name is Aswath Damodaran. I am a Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University. I teach the corporate finance and valuation courses in the MBA program as well as occassional short-term classes around the world on both topics. I received my MBA and Ph.D degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles. My research interests lie in valuation, portfolio management and applied corporate finance. My papers have been published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies, though I am sure that the list of people who have read these articles is a short one.

About The Sponsor

Challenge Owner

Sponsors

HEC Ventures is a web site managed by the HEC Paris UK Alumni Network, which is a not-for-profit association run by London-based volunteers. The use of the web site is limited to HEC Paris Alumni that are current members of the HEC Paris Alumni Association. This web site is accessible by HEC Paris Alumni , irrespective of where they live. Currently, the HEC Paris Alumni Network has 45,000 members and is growing by 1,000 new members every year.

HEC Ventures aims  to connect Entrepreneurs and Investors within the HEC Paris Alumni Network.

The web site does not collect any funds and deals only with connecting people. Any further contact between an Entrepreneur and an Investor is is outside the scope of this web site. Legal transactions and the transfer of funds  are also outside the scope of HEC Ventures and of the HEC Paris Alumni Association.

Being an Alumnus implies several important qualities:

  • HEC Paris is one of the premier Business Schools in France, Europe and beyond. All Alumni expect their colleagues within the network to live up to the highest standards of Excellence, Professionalism, and Quality in everything we do.
  • HEC Paris alumni are more than a community of graduates with shared experiences of learning  in Jouy-en-Josas and in Paris. It is a community of friends that work together for the betterment of the community. It is on this foundation of friendship and belonging that an environment of trust can and has developed.

With this in mind, we believe that HEC Ventures will create the right environment to create the strongest bonds between Entrepreneurs and Investors, which will, in turn, lead to successful ventures.

 

Timeline

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HEC Ventures - Live demo with the HEC team scheduled for today!

We are excited to be holding the first live demo of the new HEC Ventures challenge platform today at 4PM UK GMT. Objective of the demo is to run the HEC Ventures team through the new website explaining the different use cases for HEC Entrepreneurs, HEC Investors and the platform administrators.