November 22, 2017
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.
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.
For more information: http://www.creenso.fr