Entrepreneurship and Growth


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Thibault Lanxade, Chairman of the Entrepreneurship and Growth Cluster.

"Making the alarm signal work"

SMEs are central to this division's focus. Funding, disposals, transmission, and business leader status are all topics it aims to report using the MEDEF network to escalate SME issues. Other objectives include building a true SME community and working to improve parity.
It includes three committees.

Microbusiness-SME Growth Committee
Chairman: Thibault Lanxade
This committee proposes solutions to simplify and increase SME funding and to ensure the sustainability of businesses. It works to improve the status of the business leader. It also aims to launch the Small Business Act across Europe.

Entrepreneurial Dynamics Committee
Chairman: Christian Aubart
This committee discusses and acts with relation to the six pillars of entrepreneurship: public policy, funding, entrepreneurial culture, support networks, education and training and access to markets.

Equality and Parity Committee
Chairman: Stéphane Richard
This committee promotes equal opportunity and strives for professional equality, a cross-functional company for all MEDEF work. It also supports business leaders in the development of equal opportunity policies.


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