business creation

Entrepreneurs in the City Program

What's the deal with the city?


Created by Sport dans la Ville in partnership with emlyonbusiness school, Entrepreneurs in the City is a program that offers a unique opportunity to get projects of entrepreneurial talent from working-class neighbourhoods off the ground.
Since 2007, Entrepreneurs in the City has been committed to leading as many young people as possible towards entrepreneurial success by offering a quality program entirely free of charge to all those who want to create their own path.



everything you need to undertake

Training certified by the best business schools, network, mentoring, coworking space
The best entrepreneurship experts in your territory to help you
A 2-year accompaniment 100% free!
A family of entrepreneurs passionate about helping each other

The program in video

who can be accompanied?


In the STARTER phase, supported entrepreneurs must meet various eligibility criteria: 


  • - Be ambitious and determined to be your own boss
  • - Coming from a working-class neighbourhood (priority neighbourhood for the city's policy)
  • - All levels of education, all sectors of activity combined


In the INCUBATION phase, young entrepreneurs must have a company less than 2 years old whose business model has been validated and tested on the market.


Impact of the program

Because each action carried out must lead to a result, at Sport dans la Ville the impact of the programmes is measured thanks to various studies carried out by independent firms.

Since 2007
Accompanied Entrepreneurs
start-ups created
employment generated
Territorial Antennas

Entrepreneurs talk about it


Events in Folizz - Promotion 2016

Joining a school as prestigious as emlyon business school? Never would have been possible without Entrepreneurs in the City. The training and the 2 years of incubation at the Lyon business incubator gave a whole new perspective to my project. Entrepreneurs in the City is a great springboard!

Idrissa DIALLO

Makiti Afrika - Class of 2017

Entrepreneurs in the City is, in my opinion, above all, a place of mutual aid and development of diversity. Belonging to the Entrepreneurs in the City family gives me access to a qualitative network that reinforces the credibility of my company in a national ecosystem.

Elsa AYA

SoNelia - Class of 2016

What a chance to be part of this program, a true human adventure. In addition to being accompanied by experts in business creation, I met a second family: the program's entrepreneurs!

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Olivier Desurmont

CEO of Cooptalis

Eric Delannoy

Founding Chairman of Tenzing Conseil

Pascal Houillon

CEO of Cegid

Philippe Veran

CEO of Biotech Dentall

Hervé Durand

Founder of Seram

Entrepreneurial partners in the city

Support us

Help us to accompany more and more young people on the road to success. We need your support so that their stories are no longer the exception.

Support the Entrepreneurs in the City program by making a donation or involve your company in our various actions.

Important informationClosure of our Campus and suspension of our sports sessions

Due to new sanitary measures, we inform you that access to our Lyon-Vaise Campus is forbidden and that we are suspending our sports sessions until further notice.

We are doing our utmost to continue the accompaniment of the young people of the Association at a distance.

We hope to see you soon!

The Sport in the City team