September - December 2016 / Madrid Campus


4 months to become an


Full-time learning by doing experience part of
ESCP Europe Master in Management

We Are in the #Top ten Master in Management
Worldwide Ranked by the Financial Times


Highly selective entrepreneurship training program dedicated to develop your entrepreneurial mindset through real-life learning by doing in teams.

The option Entrepreneurship is an experiential journey, a full time immersion into entrepreneurship and a life experience within a international group of young entrepreneurs-to-be.

        4 months - 5 projects

24/ 7 Pedagogy ( Only 25% of your time spent in classrooms )

4 months - 5 projects to be realized in teams

Discover the disruptive pedagogy of the Option Entrepreneurship HERE
Take a look at the life-changing experience of the Option Entrepreneurship HERE

Intensity of the programme


" We select a diverse group of individuals with different backgrounds, nationalities and age. We do not select individuals with a clear idea of startup project to launch, but rather individuals with a thousand of ideas, passions, eager to unleash their inner entrepreneur."



What you will learn

Why should you choose
the entrepreneurship option


You will integrate the community of confirmed and passionate entrepreneurs, investors and facilitators of the Chair of Entrepreneurship ESCP Europe. This strong and sustainable (for life) network will help you develop successfully your projects in Madrid, Paris, Europe and in the world.


You will develop an entrepreneur state of mind that will help you to create your own company or find a job that meets your expectations.


You will develop the crucial knowledge, skills and methodologies to develop projects.

ESCP Europe certificate

Your success in the programme will be validated by an ESCP Europe Certificate.
One of the #Top ten Master in Management Worldwide Ranked by the Financial Times

The Entrepreneur Heroes
made by OptionE

“ The Option Entrepreneurship gave me the confidence to follow my inner passion: business in Africa. The experience gave me the skills to lead the marketing department of a highly growing fintech startup: Afrimarket. 2 year after the Option entrepreneurship I have just pitched Afrimarket in the World Bank at New York, I would never have imagined that before the OptionE!.”
Lucile Paisant, French, Option Entrepreneurship 2013, Chief Marketing Officer at Afrimarket, innovative Fintech startup

“ OptionE was a crucial part for me to realize what it means to be a responsible, humble, and yet hard working, successful, disruptive entrepreneur. The networking opportunities were the final kicker in my personal development and I will always be able to rely on the diverse friends I made for life.”
Martin Weber, German, Option Entrepreneurship 2013, Program Manager at European Pioneers

“ The Option Entrepreneurship gave me the "declic" :
I realized I was able to build a sustainable startup with my crazy idea to create light with the superpowers of micro-organisms.”
Sandra Rey, French, Option Entrepreneurship 2014, Co-founder Glowee

“ With the Option Entrepreneurship, I learnt how to analyze the context, identify problems, find innovative and creative solutions to these problems, test quickly the solutions, interact with users..all the skills required for a consulting position in a top Consulting group like Boston Consulting Group. ”
Margaux Chambon, French, Option Entrepreneurship 2013, Associate at the Boston Consulting Group


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The team

All the members of the OptionE pedagogical team are entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs, applying state of the art academic research on entrepreneurship and innovation to their professional real-life experience. They are PhD scientists, speakers at TED talk, startups founders, community builders. All of them fully dedicated to make you grow personnally and professionally.

They co-construct the programme:

Sylvain Bureau
Scientific Director Chair of Entrepreneurship ESCP Europe Professor at ESCP Europe & Ecole Polytechnique Entrepreneur

Jacqueline Fendt
Scientific Director Chair of Entrepreneurship ESCP Europe Professor, Entrepreneur & Business Angel

Caroline Ladousse
Executive Director Chair of Entrepreneurship ESCP Europe in Madrid Intrapreneur

Maeva Tordo
Head of ESCP Europe Incubators Intrapreneur

Peter Quinlan
Professor & Entrepreneur

Designer, Visual Artist & Entrepreneur

Olivier Pailhes
BCG Consultant turned into Tech Entrepreneur

Carlos Herrero
Associate Indra Business Consulting

Maria Angeles Quesada
Entrepreneur & Philosopher

Pierre Tectin
Visual Artist

Aurélie Salvaire
Founder Shiftbalance,
Tedx Event Curator

Our partners

We collaborate with

Patrons of the Class 2015


ESCP Europe MBA Alumnus (ex. EAP), Founder & CEO of ASPGems, Agustín Cuenca has been an entrepreneur in the Internet sector since 1987. Agustin is passionate of how technology changes the way we communicate and educate. As a key actor of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Spain, an expert of the Internet sector and a dedicated mentor for startups, Agustin will share his expertise, experience and passion to the students of the Option Societal Entrepreneurship 2015 as a Patron of the promotion.


Javier Megias is an entrepreneur and investor passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. He is currently the CEO of STARTUPXPLORE, a global startup and investor community he founded with a mission: to disrupt the traditional approach to startup-investment growth. For the past 5 years he has been advising and acting as a board member on several organizations, ranging from startups and VC funds to institutions like the European Comission. He is also an active business angel investor, and is member of the BigBAN board, the largest independent angel investor network in Spain. Javier also writes a blog, winner of the 2011 award to the best business Spanish-speaking blog of the world. Javier will share his experience and passion for entrepreneurship to the students starting in September to help them develop successful innovative entrepreneurial projects.


They coach, accompany and support students-entrepreneurs in their entrepreneurial project

Agustin Cuenca
Internet Entrepreneur

Peter Quinlan
Lean startup Professor & Entrepreneur

Designer, Visual Artist & Entrepreneur

Laure Helfgott
Executive coach

David Morizot
Trade Marketing Director at Lactalis Iberia

Caroline Ladousse
Intrapreneur & Event Creator

José Luis Leiros
Founder Apparcar

Joe Haslam
Founder Hot Hotels

Olivier Schleifer
Founder Sprim


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