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Two SKEMA teams tie for 1st in Telecom Valley contest

Published on 13 May 2019

For the first time in the history of the Challenge Jeunes Pousses entrepreneurship competition, the jury was unable to choose a team for the first place. Ultimately, two teams led by determined SKEMA students were announced as the winners and presented with the Isabelle Attali award.

​On 22 March, four teams competed in the final to defend their entrepreneurial projects at Inria in Sophia Antipolis. Jury president Vincent Desnot, co-founder and CEO of Teach on Mars, finally chose two teams for the first place and described the projects as “very different and with very strong potential.”
Congratulations to our SKEMA students who won the competition!

About the teams

Sauces&Vous: Pierre Labroue and Hugo Teyssier from the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme proposed the development of the first concept sauce bar in the world that will provide a unique culinary experience through a combination of sauces and side dishes.

DAD (Digital Automatic Defibrillator): Valentine Cadet, Julian Furber and Arthur Masera from the MSc International Marketing and Business Development programme proposed the creation of a miniature defibrillator that can be installed in smartphone or tablet cases, among other objects.

We have seen two very professional presentations with a great deal of confidence and solid preparation – it’s an advantage for the next stage. If you pitch, you will get investors,” concluded the jury president.

DAD and Sauces&Vous share the prize, which includes:
- A €1,500 gift voucher for the whole team offered by Telecom Valley
- An additional €1,500 and a free one-year membership at Telecom Valley as soon as the company is officially created
- Six months of co-working space to DAD at the Sophia Antipolis Business Pole on behalf of the Sophia Antipolis Agglomeration Community
- Six months of co-working space for Sauces&Vous at CEEI NCA from Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur
- Evaluation of their project with the possibility of receiving a 6-month pre-incubation period with the PACA-Est incubator
- Two places for the BrandBootCamp offered by Brandsilver.

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