This Wednesday, the city of Le Port welcomed at the Kabardock, the winners of the third edition of the Startup weekend Social and Solidarity Economy.
A key event for project leaders
Each year, more than 350 project leaders participate in Reunion Island in one of the most important Startup Weekend in France. Since its establishment in 2011, 17 editions of the Startup Weekend have already been carried out in Reunion, including 3 on the theme of the social and solidarity economy. This latest edition was launched in 2019 on the small island, and was thus the first on a French-speaking scale.
Co-organized by the Webcup association, the Port City Council, the CRESS – Regional Chamber of Social and Solidarity Economy of Reunion Island, and the TCO, this 3rd opus of the Startup Weekend entirely dedicated to the social and solidarity economy gathered 65 people, including 9 project leaders selected among 34 candidates.
Thus, the prize-giving ceremony, co-organized by the CRESS – Regional Chamber of the Social and Solidarity Economy of Reunion Island, the City of Le Port, the TCO and the Webcup association, was the occasion to reward the work done by the teams during this 3rd opus of the SSE Startup weekend.
4 projects selected
As we mentioned in this article, 4 of the 9 projects proposed were rewarded after 54 hours of work. During this intense weekend, the candidates were accompanied by their teammates and by 20 expert coaches. In this way, this entrepreneurial marathon allowed 4 women to realize their respective projects.
This year again, after an hour and a half of reflection, the projects Mi la fé, Emaou, Bien jouer and Pupuce were selected. As a reminder:
Milafé : A project offering learning methods and a tool library for women to learn to do manual work.
EMAOU: it is an innovative and concrete pedagogical concept in the field of positive psychology.
Well done : A project that offers a second life to toys in a circular economy principle.
Pupuce : An associative project with the aim of raising awareness among the people of Reunion about animal welfare and helping dog and cat owners to find their lost pet more easily.
Mr. Mihidoiri Ali, SSE delegate at the Port City Hall, congratulated the winners: “Each edition brings its novelties. This year’s winners have come up with quality projects that meet the principles of the SSE and its two missions: to ensure economic performance but also to move in the direction of social utility.
The 4 winning project leaders won various prizes, which will give them the opportunity to continue the development of their idea. Among other things, they will gain access to Lizine’s open space, support in Crowdfunding, training in digital strategy, the creation of their logo and their graphic charter.