Start-up breakfast

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The strategic plan of the Institut Pasteur sets among its priorities the reinforcement of the links between academia and industry through our teaching and training activities. In this context, the Institut Pasteur has organized since December 2015 monthly events dedicated to entrepreneurship and to start-up creation in the field of life sciences, aimed at fostering entrepreneurship among its students. 

Practical information

Institut Pasteur
Several sessions in 2018-2019, see agenda here below
In English

These events, named “Start up breakfast”, gather around a breakfast a small group of researchers, post-doctoral fellows and PhD students and a guest speaker, a leading entrepreneur in biotechnology / life sciences. Organized generally every first Tuesday of the month, sessions of “Start Up Breakfast” include a presentation of the career of the guest speaker by a representative of the Institut Pasteur, followed by an intervention of the guest speaker on start-up creation. The speaker presents his/her career, focusing on his/her path to success, the obstacles to overcome, etc., followed by an informal discussion, for a total of an hour and a half.


The small number of participants generally engenders a high degree of interactivity between researchers and the guest speaker. Very informal, these breakfasts are a great opportunity for participants to ask concrete questions to the guest speakers about starting their own start-up.


Since December 2015, the Institut Pasteur has welcomed great entrepreneurs with diverse paths and careers: 

  • José-Alain Sahel (Fovea Pharmaceuticals, Gensight biologics, Pixium, etc.)
  • Cécile Réal (Endodiag)
  • André Choulika (Cellectis)
  • Mathias Fink (Echosens, SuperSonic Imagine, Cardiawave, Sensitive Object, etc.)
  • Ray Schinazi (Triangle Pharmaceuticals, Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Pharmasset)
  • Philippe Pouletty (Truffle Capital)
  • Rafaèle Tordjmann (Sofinnova)
  • Philippe Genne (Oncodesign)
  • Florence Séjourné (Davolterra)
  • Fabien Guillemeot (Poietis)


The next speakers  will be:

September 11th, 2018: Panorama of the actors of innovation in the field of life sciences
Julien Elric - Incubator Manager at ICM - Brain & Spine Institute
Pascale Augé - CEO of Inserm Transfert

October 2nd, 2018: Entrepreneurial Story
Pascale Bouillé - CEO of Flash Therapeutics

November 6th, 2018: Early-stage start-ups (how to develop your company the first year)
Pierre Langlade-Demoyen - CEO of Invectys
Noushin Dianat - CEO of Cyprio
Jérémie Laurent - CTO of Astraveus

December 4th, 2018: Entrepreneurial Story
Florence Allouche-Ghrenassia - President at SparingVision

January 15th, 2019: Master class
Get funding for your start-up, from its inception to its development
Pinar Temel - Research and innovation funding Manager at Erdyn Consultants

February 5th, 2019: Entrepreneurial Story
Christophe Bancel - CEO of Gecko Biomedical
March 12th, 2019: Start a biotech outside Paris?
Entrepreneurial ecosystems outside Paris presenting their offers

April 2nd, 2019: Entrepreneurial Story
François Artiguenave - CEO of Traaser

May 14th, 2019: Masterclass
Create your business plan
Frédéric Iselin - Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris

June 4th, 2019: Entrepreneurial Story
Pierre-Henri Benhamou - CEO of DBV Technologies

July 5th & 6th, 2019: Start-me up Pasteur
2 days workshop to provide participants the appropriate methods to create a start-up


Registration : Institut Pasteur staff only

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