Lead by two HEC former students (me, Cristiano Braga (MBA.04) and Marc Vial-Montpelier) and one from Arts et Metiers (Nicolas Gasparin) A merry group called GEAR (Grandes Écoles Alumni Rio) was created in Rio. The idea is to create a wider network of students from french Grandes Écoles given that, french schools have small networks in Rio de Janeiro. The first happy hour counted with 17 students and seven schools were represented. The idea is to create networking, cultural, entrepreneurship and social events in the future. The list of the schools : Neoma (Rouen & Reims) ; ESCP Europe ; ESC Rennes ; ESSEC ; HEC ; Arts et Métiers ; Sciences Po Paris.