L’Innovation Prize récompense une startup étudiante dans le domaine des EdTech. Cofondé par l’association étudiante AGORA et la Fondation ESCP en 2020, en partenariat avec l’incubateur Blue Factory de ESCP, ce prix annuel soutient l’innovation et promeut l’esprit entrepreneurial de nos étudiants, tous campus confondus.
Cette année, plus de 20 équipes ont candidaté et après un processus de sélection rigoureux, dont une séance de « pitch » devant un jury composé principalement d’alumni, deux initiatives ont retenu plus particulièrement l’attention des membres de jury.
Wyblo a remporté le Premier Prix, recevant une subvention de 15.000€, et StudentFlow le Prix Spécial, doté d’une subvention de 3000€.
Bravo à tous nos jeunes entrepreneurs !
Ils témoignent :
The ESCP AGORA’s innovation prize is a great opportunity for young startups who want to challenge themselves and, most importantly, connect with other colleagues, mentors, potential partners, and investors. This initiative supported us in a crucial phase and now we are discussing the closing of the pre-seed round and commercial partnerships with some of the judges of the competition.
We are thankful that AGORA and the Foundation organized such an event, as it promotes innovation, entrepreneurship and some core values of our school. For us, the Innovation Prize was an opportunity to work harder on our marketing strategy, our business model and our market analysis, among other things. It really boosted our project: thanks to the contest, we strengthened our business plan and launched our first fundraising, which, overall, drastically accelerated our entrepreneurial project.
Regardless of the outcome of the contest, we were determined to pursue this entrepreneurial project. That is why we have now officially completed the incorporation process of StudentFlow SAS, which was also initiated during the Prize, and made possible thanks to ESCP Alumni working with us on the legal field. On that matter, the Innovation Prize made us realize how strong were the ties between alumni of the ESCP Community. Indeed, we asked several Alumni for help along the way, and many answered the call, being happy to help us during the adventure. We are, more than ever, committed to our project and confident that the launch of StudentFlow at ESCP in September will be a complete success.