The adventure of Schoolab began at Stanford in 2007. Enrolled in an MBA program, Jean-Claude Charlet, CEO and co-founder of Schoolab, watched the rise of Design Thinking methodology and witnessed the new managerial and organizational methods being implemented across Silicon Valley.
Profoundly affected by his experience and convinced of the power of an active and vibrant ecosystem, he returned to Paris determined, with two serial entrepreneurs, Julien Fayet and Olivier Cotinat, to create Schoolab with the goal of bringing these new methodologies and collaborative ways of working to France
Surrounded by a team of young innovators from different backgrounds — design, business, technology, ethnology, journalism… they created the CPi program (Création d’un Produit Innovant) in 2007. The CPi program aims to put students from all walks of life in position to work together on real projects of active companies. A pioneer of multidisciplinary student programs, CPi innumerably increases the students’ capacity for innovation and immerses them directly from education in real conditions, working on real issues facing companies today.