CRÉENSO Prize: Launch of the Seventh Edition

The 2017-2018 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.


CRÉENSO 2017/2018

Created in 2011 by IÉSEG and the IMMOCHAN Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, 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 2018, a total of € 20,000 will be awarded to the 3 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.

On October 26, 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) followed by an afternoon working together to lay the foundations for their work in the coming months.

  • OïkosSphere (an alternative to synthetic phytosanitary products, locally adapted and competitive) – Lyon
  • L’engagement Simone  (encourages companies to engage with local stakeholders through skills-based volunteering and patronage) – Lille
  • DVT UP (consulting agency specialized in inclusive urbanism)  – Paris
  • Zéphyr Solar (brings energy to isolated sites through solar balloons. These balloons contain solar panels, along with complementary functionalities (camera, spotlight, antenna, etc.) – Bobigny
  • Terra Alter (a platform for collecting, processing, and distributing local, organic vegetables) – Marciac (Gironde)
  • DESIREE (a florist promoting French flowers) – Paris
  • Bicyclaide (promoting cycling and the recycling of bicycles) – Gennevilliers
  • La cerise sur le vélo (educate about sustainable food choices by selling healthy and local meals on electric scooters, and by conducting workshops about agriculture, the environment and nutrition) – Marseille
  • Handivoyage (platform to reserve accommodation for people with disabilities) – Morancé (69)
  • Stu-dio (training and R&D center focused on transitioning to a green economy) – Paris
  • ENERGIC (focused on the energy transition) – Lille
  • La vie est belt (fashion accessories made out of recycled materials with an inclusive employment policy) – Lille
  • Latitudes (integrate the TECH for GOOD pedagogy in engineering and computer science schools) – Paris
  • Glutamine (pedagogy and innovation for subsistence farming) – Bordeaux
  • La maison du zéro déchet (stores, conferences and services to promote zero waste) – Paris

Rendez-vous in May 2018 for the final of the competition, during which the jury will select the 3 winners.
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