CRÉENSO Prize: IÉSEG and the Fondation Ceetrus pour l’Entrepreneur Social announce the winners of the 9th edition

preview-creensoCircouleur, a startup from the Bordeaux region that manfactures recycled paint, wins the first prize.

The Fondation Ceetrus pour l’Entrepreneur Social, in collaboration with IÉSEG School of Management, recently awarded the prizes for the CRÉENSO* national social entrepreneurship competition during an online award ceremony on May 19 2020. This prize aims to reward the creators of social enterprises in two ways:

1. A year of support from an IÉSEG Master student: during the academic year, the student supports and accompanies the founder of a winning social enterprise in one of the main domains of their program: marketing/communication, audit and control, human resources, management, etc. This is part of a graded module for the Grande Ecole Program at IÉSEG.

2. At the end of the year of support, the Fondation Ceetrus pour l’Entrepreneur Social awards €20,000 to the three projects selected by the jury (€10,000 for the first prize, and €5,000 for the second and third places).

Of the 50 or so applications received for this edition, 15 entrepreneurs benefited throughout the year from the support of an IÉSEG student. At the end of this year of support, a jury made up of around 10 experts deliberated online to select the best three projects.

After the auditions and the deliberation, the jury announced the three CRÉENSO Prizes awarded to the social enterprises:

The first prize, €10,000, was awarded to Circouleur (Blanquefort), manufacturer of recycled paint and provider of solidarity-based employment.

The second prize, €5,000, was awarded to BoxEaty (Bordeaux), which provides a returnable food packaging service for catering and take-out.

The third prize, €5,000, was awarded to Tom&Josette (Paris), a network of intergenerational micro-nurseries, housed in senior residences.

Finally, the jury’s special prize (‘le prix coup de cœur’) went to La Cagnotte des Champs (Levallois-Perret), a startup that which involves the public and retailers in the financing of sustainable agriculture projects.

For more information about the CRÉENSO prize (in French):
* Prix national du Créateur d’une Entreprise Sociale