INVENTY, YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR 2015 PRIZE FINALIST
French youth have the entrepreneurial spirit. In recent years, the figures are clear: the entrepreneurs under 35 years old are becoming more present, and their profiles increasingly varied. These brave entrepreneurs do not wait the number of years to start, have been presented for a year in the columns of La Tribune Hebdo, and on the “Génération Peur de Rien” blog on LaTribune.fr. La Tribune pays tribute to them with the La Tribune Young Entrepreneur award, which introduced in the previous two editions over 1000 talented entrepreneurs. We were rewarded with six winners, alongside our partners, by providing them with an advertising campaign in our weekly newspaper. We continue this year our commitment to support young entrepreneurs.
THE SELECTION BOARD RECEIVed THIS Monday, February 16th FOURTEEN entrepreneurs under 36 YEARS who are contenders IN THE FINAL.
This year they will be 38 to try to win a national title with the La Tribune Young Entrepreneur Prize. Regional selections were completed yesterday, Monday 16th of February, with the qualification of six entrepreneurs from the Southeast region, gathering the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Languedoc-Rousillon and Overseas region. Meeting at the PACA Regional Council in Marseille, five jurors had to decide between fourteen nominations. The major partner groups were represented by Gilles Doré, the director of larger companies, Mediterranean sales direction of EDF Entreprises, Fabien Finucci, the regional representative of Orange and Jean-Luc Marti, PACA regional sales director of AG2R La Mondiale. Laurence Bottero, the editor of Méridien Mag, and François Lafon, chartered accountant of “Ca compte pour moi”, were also voting.
The business of restraint
In the Services category, David Houssemand obtained his passport to the final. At 33, the founder of Inventy assists companies seeking to reduce costs by auditing their expenses and by comparing them to data from similar business in terms of size and activity field, while preserving the anonymity of the data. His consulting and software editing firm employs 60 workers, and began to establish itself internationally, in Norway, the US and in Canada.
Facing him, Romain Egraz, from Arves France, which develops security services for individuals, and soon professionals and Jérôme Hess, founder of Boating, which offers boat owners a tool to rent them as Bed and Breakfast.