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Get support and recognition as a student with a project, and enjoy the benefits of the entrepreneur student status.


Becoming an entrepreneur with PEPITE




                           What is PEPITE?



The PEPITE, Pôle Etudiant Pour l'Innovation, le Transfert et l'Entrepreneuriat [Student Pole for Innovation, Transfer, and Entrepreneurship], is tasked with raising awareness, training, and supporting students and recent graduates as they create or take over businesses.

In France, there are now 29 PEPITE acting for student entrepreneurship.

PEPITE Centre-Val de Loire comprises 3 active members: University of Tours, University of Orléans, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) Centre Val De Loire.




                           Who is it for?



The fact is that entrepreneurship is a full-fledged way to enter the working world, especially in the local economic fabric. So the PEPITE University Orléans targets students and recent graduates from the different locations of the University of Orléans who wish to create their own business, to get training, or simply to learn more about this field.





                           How does it operate?



Through 4 tools:

  • Créa campus : discover the steps to create a business with this fictional student business creation contest, from October to March -> Découvrir Créa Campus learn more about Créa Campus
  • Statut étudiant-entrepreneur (entrepreneur-student status): get recognition as a student with a project and get access to free benefits (co-working spaces, the possibility to replace your internship with your project...) -> En savoir plus sur le Statut étudiant-entrepreneur learn more about the entrepreneur-student status
  • Entrepreneur-student degree: get training and support with a national degree (ECTS credits) -> En savoir plus sur le diplôme étudiant-entrepreneur learn more about entrepreneur-student degree
  • STARTER acceleration programme: accelerate your project with an intensive, 5-month lean start-up programme -> Découvrir STARTER learn more about STARTER




            Who should you contact and where can you find us?



The PEPITE Centre is a specific interlocutor for every institution to support students and recent graduates. For the locations of the University of Orléans (including remote locations), your PEPITE contacts are on the campus of La Source in the Maison de l’Etudiant.

Gaëlle WORGELD et Isabelle GEBUS
Student entrepreneurship and professional integration task officers
DOIP - Maison de l'Etudiant