Enabling our Entrepreneurs: six new start-ups join INSEAD’s LaunchPad


The INSEAD LaunchPad start-up accelerator programme is located in the heart of STATION F in Paris – the world’s largest start-up ecosystem. The LaunchPad has 37 desks reserved for alumni founders and offers much more than a physical working space. The LaunchPad provides workshops, connections and mentoring sessions based on specific start-up needs and brand goals.

The LaunchPad is welcoming six new start-ups:

  • Celestory, led by Pierre Lacombe MAP'19Feb 

  • Susu, led by Solenn Marquette MBA'09D 

  • Gilbert, led by Matthieu Burnand-Galpin MBA'19J

  • Katerkatze Coffee, led by Catherine Zhang MBA'19J  

  •, led by Galia Jordanova MBA'12J

  • KidPool, led by Christopher Coleon MBA'04J

They join the 16 current start-ups who are also extending their INSEAD LaunchPad stay for at least six additional months.

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“Entrepreneurship is deeply ingrained in the INSEAD DNA, and we’re excited to again welcome alumni entrepreneurs from all over the world. At our INSEAD LaunchPad, these start-ups can take their business to the next level of scale at unprecedented speed. The diversity and dynamism of these ventures – and the alumni who lead them – should inspire our students and shape the future of innovation at INSEAD and around the world. This is another great example of how INSEAD enables and empowers our alumni to meet the challenges of our time.” 

Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean and Dean of Innovation

To find out more about the INSEAD LaunchPad, visit the website or follow them on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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