CRÉENSO Prize: Launch of the ninth edition

November 7, 2019

CREENSOThe 2019-2020 edition of the CRÉENSO Prize – a national competition for social entrepreneurship- got underway in October with the first meeting between the 15 selected entrepreneurs and the 15 students from IÉSEG who will work together for one year.

Created in 2011 by IÉSEG and the Fondation Ceetrus pour l’Entrepreneur Social  (formerly the IMMOCHAN Foundation), this prize aims to reward the creators of a social enterprise in two ways:

•    The fifteen entrepreneurs/social enterprises selected by the organizers benefit from the support and skills of an IÉSEG Master student during an academic year.
•    In the spring of 2020, a total of € 20,000 will be awarded to the three best projects (€ 10,000 for the first prize and € 5,000 for other two best projects).

The award seeks to contribute to the success of young companies that focus on the human and social dimension and the emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs in management schools like IÉSEG.

On October 23, the representatives of the 15 companies/organizations (see list below) met their IÉSEG student partner during a lunch at the restaurant “Dans le Noir” (or ‘In the Dark’, a social venture) in Paris, followed by an afternoon working together to lay the foundations for their work in the coming months.

•    Au bruit du bonheur (manages “Kokot Nomad”, a social and eco-responsible restaurant/space) – Bayonne
•    La Cagnotte des Champs (finances projects to reduce the environmental impact on agricultural operations). – Levallois-Perret
•    NOIL (scooter electrification solution) – Levallois-Perret
•    Happy Drêche (usage of spent grains, which are brewing by-products, in nutrition) – Lille
•    Tom&Josette (a network of intergenerational micro-nurseries, each with 10 children, housed in EHPAD and senior residences – Paris
•    Tissu Solidaire (social and professional integration through the promotion of manual skills ) – Lyon
•    Le Quai Ouest (valorization of products produced by people with disabilities and in precarious situations) – Saint Nazaire
•    ETIC Emballages (offers an alternative to the all-disposable economy) – Toulouse
•    CIRCOULEUR (manufacturer of recycled paint and provider of solidarity-based employment) – Blanquefort
•    FOURNIL 1672 (traditional, healthy micro-bakery, committed to the ecological transition in rural areas) – Quetteville
•    BoxEaty (returnable food packaging service for catering and take-out) – Bordeaux
•    Cultures et Compagnies (installs vegetable gardens/farms in the green areas of organizations) – Saint-Ouen
•    Rebelote (digital platform for the sale of professional local products) – Nantes
•    Book Hémisphères (company specialized in the reuse of books) – Kervignac
•    Linkee (solution for food waste ) – Paris

Rendez-vous in May 2020 for the final of the competition, during which the jury will select the 3 winners.
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