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22 September 2023
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Current calls for applications 📣

Innovating for sustainable food, 3rd edition

The call for applications for the third edition of the “innovating for sustainable food” program closed on October 1.

Winners will receive 9 months‘ support in addressing their strategic, technical and operational challenges. They will also benefit from individual follow-up with experts and feedback from entrepreneurs in the ecosystem.

During the two previous editions, the winners had the opportunity to talk with Thibault Lamarque, founder and president of Castalie listen to Emmanuel Brehier, co-founder of HARi&CO and visit the Institut Paul Bocuse Research Center.

Since 2020, H7 and SUEZ have been supporting innovative projects that work to sustainably transform the food sector, from field to plate and plate to field. For this third edition, H7 and SUEZ have teamed up with Lyon Métropole Habitat, the leading public housing office in the Lyon metropolitan area, to reinforce the program through its knowledge of local residents and its local roots.

Web3, 2nd edition

For the second year running, iExec – a pioneering French scale-up in the Web3 field – and H7 have joined forces to support Web3 start-ups in their acceleration.

Six start-ups will be supported for four months through coaching sessions, group workshops, feedback and introductions to partners and investors.

Events not to be missed 🎙

Interview with Anthony Babkine, co-founder of Diversidays

Discover the inspiring journey ofAnthony Babkine, co-founder of Diversidays, Top Voice LinkedIn 2022 and 35 under 35 Les Echos.

In 2017, Anthony was appointed Deputy Managing Director in charge of digital at the TBWA/Corporate agency. In the field, he sees a real lack of diversity in the digital and tech professions. Alongside Mounira Hamdi, whom he met on university benches, he founded the Diversidays association with one ambition: to make digital technology the social elevator of the 21st century. Since the launch of the association, three support programs have been set up and more than 10,000 jobseekers have been supported.

This meeting is taking place as part of 13M, the first gas pedal dedicated to digital inclusion by Banque des Territoires, Groupe SOS, H7 and Pulse. For the occasion, H7 will be taking over the NECC premises, an innovative, educational and inclusive digital third-party center that supports video game playing as an educational tool.

Fifa tournament at NECC

Meet Martin Jaglin, co-founder of Mon Petit Gazon

Discover the story of Martin Jaglin, co-founder of Mon Petit Gazon, the game that has won over 1.8 million sports fans worldwide.

In 2011, Martin Jaglin, Benjamin Fouquet and Grégory Rota, three long-time friends, decided to create their own video game, by and for soccer fans.

They then founded “Mon Petit Gazon” (MPG), a fantasy soccer game in which users compete in a virtual match every championship weekend.

Today, Mon Petit Gazon is :

  • Over 1.8 million users in France
  • 1 million euros raised
  • The benchmark application for soccer fans

Interview with Mathieu Nebra, co-founder and CIO of OpenClassrooms

In 1999, Mathieu Nebra was 13 years old and wanted to learn how to create a website. At the time, he was faced with a major difficulty: the teenager could find neither suitable content online nor a beginner’s manual in bookshops, and only had access to a book aimed at professionals.

“I found it unnecessarily complicated and decided to open a site where I explain to others how to create a site.” He then created the “Site du zéro”, which quickly gained notoriety. Mathieu welcomed a new partner, Pierre Dubuc, an engineer and user of the “Site du zéro”.

Together, the two enthusiasts founded their company “Simple IT” while continuing their studies. Two years later, the duo opened a 35-square-meter office and hired their first employees.

In 2015, the “Site du zéro” officially changed its name to OpenClassrooms .

1 glass 1 job, 5th edition

Meet start-ups that are recruiting!

Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, retraining or looking for professional opportunities, come and have a drink with start-ups innovating in education, health, food, media, real estate and many other fields.

As the year draws to a close, Lyon’s start-ups invite you to discover the entrepreneurial world and access a wide range of job opportunities.

The 5th edition of 1 verre 1 job is :

  • +20 companies present
  • 100+ job offers
  • +400 participants

New community start-ups 💜

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new community start-ups:

  • Lyko markets a white-label API that enables customers to integrate several mobility solutions into their application or website. From public transport to trains, VTCs and car rentals, Lyko lets you plan, book and pay for journeys involving more than 10 modes of transport through a single interface.

    Founded by : Laurent Bouzon / Adrien Hugon / Yacine Belarbi

    🔗 Read more
  • Live Vendor is a tool that lets you interact directly with your customer on your site or by video, to shorten the sales cycle.

    Founded by : Emmanuel Louvet / Youri Padet

    🔗 Read more
  • Oligofeed is developing a food supplement to boost bees’ immune systems and reduce their mortality rate.

    Founded by : Aneta Ozierańska and Sébastien Floquet

    🔗 Read more
  • Treely – a team walking challenge that combines well-being and CSR: for every 10,000 steps taken, a tree is planted.

    Founded by : Cédric Soubrié and Julien Ruols

    🔗 Read more
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