Dr. Etienne Krieger is an Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris. He is academic co-director of the HEC Challenge + Africa program and the “SME Manager: Innovation, Impact & Growth” action-learning program. Etienne is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from Paris Dauphine University. He has advised more than 800 innovative companies. He is a member of the Paris Saclay Seed Fund investment committee. He is also co-founder and/or advisor of several innovative companies and he was a board member of Xiring, a leading security solutions provider for electronic transactions, from its IPO until its friendly takeover by Ingenico.
Dr. Krieger mainly teaches entrepreneurial finance. He launched a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) jointly developed by HEC and Ecole Polytechnique about technology-based start-up creation and development. This MOOC provided by Coursera has been followed by more than 60 000 students worldwide. He also designed the online course on Entrepreneurial Finance in HEC's Executive MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Prior to starting his business activities, Dr. Krieger was the Director of the HEC Start-Up Institute and cofounder of the Challenge+ program at HEC Paris, France's leading business school. In this capacity, Dr. Krieger has developed and taught various programs on entrepreneurship and finance and advised numerous tech start-ups. He has been consulted by the French government and several administrations about various mechanisms intended to favor innovation in small companies