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The Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator launches Air Launch, its new hybrid support programme

The Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator is officially launching Air Launch, its new hybrid support programme (in Paris and remotely) for graduates of the 3 schools, working outside Nantes, who want to build on the foundations of their innovative project, join a community and get their business off the ground.

on March 18, 2024

Photo de la 1re promo du programme Air Launch
Photo de la 1re promo du programme Air Launch

A hybrid programme with no geographical constraints

This month, the Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator is launching Air Launch, a new hybrid support programme for people who want to build on the foundations of their project, join a community and get their business off the ground. The programme lasts 6 months and is mainly distance learning, with occasional events in Paris.

Breaking free from geographical constraints

At the outset, support from the incubator was intended exclusively for graduates of the 3 schools working in Nantes or, more broadly, in the Pays de la Loire region. Even though many entrepreneurs from our schools develop their innovative solutions in our region, other major cities, particularly Paris, remain a magnet for many of our young visionaries, whether they come from Centrale Nantes, Audencia or ensa Nantes.
The Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator is committed to helping graduates of the schools turn their ideas into innovative success stories, and has decided to broaden its scope with a support programme open to all graduates wherever they may be, in France or around the world.

What Air Launch offers young entrepreneurs

Workshops, project monitoring, mentoring, networking and office hours are all part of Air Launch to help entrepreneurs build a solid structure for their business, with a focus on creating a viable business model, an in-depth understanding of customer needs and a design-thinking approach. Entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to meet their first customers and exchange ideas with other entrepreneurs sharing the same challenges. The aim is to lay stable foundations for growth after Air Launch.

Focus on the projects of the 1st Air Launch cohort

  • Airprepa, founded by Bastien Vairet, is the community of independent teachers, a collaborative platform offering resources and training for teachers.
  • Fabor, founded by Christophe LeBlanc and Mounir Nasr Allah, is a cybersecurity solution that helps very small businesses and SMEs to better protect their access and data.
  • Hermine, developed by Maxime Herrmann, Hugo Molas and Tangui Herserant, is an AI-based solution for automating time-consuming legal tasks.
  • Lucy, developed by Mathieu Perez, Thomas Perez and Grégory Hissiger, is an innovative learning platform that promotes student engagement through personalisation and gamification.
  • Wealo, founded by Julien Buffy, is an investment solution aligned with the environmental and social values of its users.
  • Le Petit Dormeur, the brainchild of Brieuc Izenic and Michel de Vasselot, is an innovative travel cushion made in France from responsible materials, for optimal sleep on the move.
Learn more about these projects on the incubator website

A programme co-designed with active alumni

The Centrale-Audencia-Ensa incubator team includes alumni who are passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship, and who are ready to share their expertise in all areas of business management: strategy, marketing, sales, finance, tech, legal and HR.
Most of the speakers and mentors are alumni of the schools, who have made the launch of this new support programme possible.
Air Launch promises to be a promising adventure for young entrepreneurs, and a unique opportunity to turn their ideas into innovative solutions.

Are you a graduate of Centrale Nantes, Audencia or ensa Nantes and interested in joining the Air Launch programme? Find out more about the programme! The next call for applications will be on 13 May 2024.
Published on April 22, 2024 Updated on April 22, 2024