Welcome Account wins the 2024 Créenso Prize !

On May 21, 2024, IÉSEG and the Ceetrus Foundation rewarded the winners of the 2024 Créenso Prize. The Créenso Prize (National Prize for the Founder of a Social Company) aims to create a link between the academic world and the business world, to support the success of young companies that emphasize the human and social dimension in their objectives rather than the financial dimension, while encouraging the emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs, particularly within IÉSEG.

Prix CREENSO 2024 - Welcome Account
Welcome Account, winner of the 2024 Créenso Prize

In January 2024, 15 social companies were selected by a commitee of professionals. They benefited from a semester-long skills sponsorship, by Master’s students from IÉSEG’s Grande École Program. These voluntary and motivated students helped them in various fields such as marketing, finance, human resources management and strategy, according to the specific needs of each project and their specialization. This sponsorship is part of a graded module in their program, supervised by their professors.

In the hope of winning one of two trophies worth a total of €30,000 awarded by the Ceetrus Foundation, the companies presented their projects on Tuesday, May 21 to a panel of judges qualified in the fields of social entrepreneurship and business. The jury was made up of representatives from IÉSEG, the Ceetrus Foundation, the Fondation de France and social entrepreneurship experts.

Prix CREENSO 2024 - SEM Habitat Durable
SEM Habitat Durable, winner of the “Coup de Coeur” Prize

The 2024 Créenso Prize, worth €25,000, was awarded to Welcome Account, founded by Caroline SPAN and Rooh SAVAR. This neo-bank provides simple and inclusive financial services to all newcomers who come to Europe to work, study or simply live. Caroline was accompanied in her skills sponsorship by Luc VERWAERDE.

The « Coup de Cœur du Jury » Prize, worth €5,000, was awarded to SEM Habitat Durable, managed by Stéphanie EDMOND MARIETTE. This company is the first social real-estate agency to link owner-landlords with non-profit organizations to house their beneficiaries. Iris DENIS accompanied Stéphanie during the semester.

IÉSEG and the Ceetrus Foundation warmly congratulate the winners and all the finalists for their commitment and innovation.

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