Matthieu Birach: from Rothschild to Doctolib, leaving the banking industry for the start-up world, overcoming failures and joining the 1st French unicorn.

Graduated from the EM Lyon Business School, Matthieu Birach began his career at Rothschild and Société Générale, before discovering the world of start-ups in 2015. Driven by a desire to extend his horizons, Matthieu joined Take Eat Easy, a start-up specialized in meal delivery. Less than two years later, the project ended: Matthieu had to announce the end of the …

Launching the benchmark game for soccer fans: interview with Martin Jaglin, Mon Petit Gazon

Discover more about Martin Jaglin’s career and take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Mon Petit Gazon, the favorite mobile game among soccer fans. 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. In parallel with their respective jobs, they founded MPG – MonPetitGazon, …

White paper: Open Innovation challenges and opportunities

Use cases, methodologies, tools and impacts. Two years of iterations have led to the creation of this white paper. In these pages, Digital League and H7 present an overview of Open Innovation, analyzing its challenges and benefits. This white paper brings together everything that makes the Club Open Innovation unique, from membership to working methods, coaching and co-development. A guide …

Kikleo: 1.5 million euros to reduce food waste

La Belle Histoire is a series of articles highlighting entrepreneurs and their teams, starting from where it all began, and sharing with you the stages they went through. What’s next? They’re still writing it. Kikleo was created by Vincent Garcia and Martin d’Agay as an end-of-study project, and has now become an impact company. Four years after the start of …

Training 1 million people in cybersecurity: Riot’s challenge

At just 33, Benjamin Netter is a serial entrepreneur. Find out more about his career. Co-founder and former CTO of October, Benjamin led the technical team at this French scale-up that simplifies and accelerates the lending process for small and medium-sized businesses. In 2017, Benjamin left October to found Riot, a SaaS tool for training employees in cybersecurity best practices, …

Sustainable food: discover the winners of the third edition 🌾

The “innovating for sustainable food” program, run by H7, SUEZ and Lyon Métropole Habitat, welcomes four new winners. For this third edition, the companies Oligofeed, La Ferme Intégrale, SFaire and Foodzilla will be coached for 9 months on their financial, strategic and operational challenges. October saw the official launch of the third edition of the “innovating for sustainable food” program, …

4 news not to be missed

Calls for applications, entrepreneurial meetings, job dating – find out all about H7 news for the last quarter of 2023. 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, …

Anthony Babkine: “In France, the conditions for success are not the same for everyone”.

In 2017, Mounira Hamdi and Anthony Babkine founded Diversidays, the equal opportunity association working for more diversity in tech and digital professions. Since its creation, Diversidays has supported over 10,000 jobseekers and 50 tech players. As part of the 13M program, we met co-founder Anthony Babkine. Hello Anthony, would you like to introduce yourself? My name is Anthony Babkine and …

Jean Guo: “Digital fragility is universal”.

Since 2016, Konexio has been offering digital training courses for people who are far from employment (refugees, young people from QPVs, people undergoing retraining, women, …). The association’s aim is to help them develop their skills, in order to promote their integration into the world of work. As part of the 13M program, we met Jean Guo, co-founder and CEO. …

SOStech, enabling local authorities to combat digital exclusion

Meet the four winners of 13M, the first nationwide digital inclusion gas pedal created by Banque des Territoires, Groupe SOS, H7 and Pulse. Hello Arthur, can you tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Arthur, I’m 21 and I’m the founder of SOStech. SOStech’s mission is to give everyone the means to take advantage of the opportunities offered …

Bookinou launches a loan offer for teachers

One satisfied user is worth two. Bookinou has understood this – since the beginning of June, the Lyon-based start-up has been offering a loan campaign aimed at teachers. The aim was to give them the opportunity to test the Bookinou storyteller and validate its pedagogical virtues in helping 2-7 year-olds learn to read. Since its creation, Bookinou has helped over …

LISIO, making websites more inclusive everywhere and for everyone

Meet the four winners of 13M, the first nationwide digital inclusion gas pedal created by Banque des Territoires, Groupe SOS, H7 and Pulse. Hello Eric, can you tell us a bit about yourself? 👋 My name is Éric GAYRAUD, and I’m the founder and director of LISIO. I’m a computer scientist by training. For fifteen years, I worked as a …

Alexandre Mars: successful entrepreneurship in 2023 with impact at the heart of its mission

Discover the story of Alexandre Mars, the philanthropic entrepreneur committed to social justice. Alexandre Mars began his entrepreneurial career at the age of seventeen. After fifteen years of hard work creating and developing successful start-ups, he sold two of his companies to Publicis and BlackBerry. In 2014 he founded Epic Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of …

From idea to realization: building a product that users need

Anthony Rose is CEO of SeedLegals, a platform that simplifies and automates the process of creating and managing legal documents for start-ups and investors. Read his advice. Anthony Rose is CEO of SeedLegals, a platform that simplifies and automates the process of creating and managing legal documents for start-ups and investors. Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in the tech …

Accelerate the environmental transition by creating the world’s first soil rating agency

Discover Adrienne de Malleray’s career path: from journalism to environmental transition. Before co-founding Genesis, Adrienne de Malleray worked for 15 years as a journalist with the Canal+ group. This experience has shaped his taste for quality information: accessible to all, synthetic and actionable. Born into a farming family, Adrienne embarked on her entrepreneurial journey in 2019, working alongside Devialet co-founder …

Hupso – formerly Prep Academy: 7 million euros to revolutionize shortage occupations

La Belle Histoire is a series of articles featuring entrepreneurs and their teams – the main characters – starting from where it all began – the genesis – and sharing with you the stages they went through – the epic -. What happened next? They’re still writing it 😉 April 2023, Arnaud Gracieux, founder of PrepAcademy, officially announces the raising …

NECC: a video game center for digital inclusion

Meet the four winners of 13M, the first nationwide digital inclusion gas pedal created by Banque des Territoires, Groupe SOS, H7 and Pulse. Hello Mehdi and Stephan, can you tell us a bit about yourselves? Mehdi: I’m Mehdi Bensafi, president of the NECC association and Sport Manager on the taekwondo and para-taekwondo competition as part of the Paris 2024 Olympic …

Web3 entrepreneurship: removing obstacles to accelerate adoption

Since its creation in 2020, Starton has helped more than 1,600 professionals move to Web3. Their solution facilitates the integration of blockchain into companies’ internal processes. A true pioneer on the French scene, Fabien Poggi – co-founder – was one of the guests at the Web3 incubator’s Demo day. The aim: to share his expertise on the adoption of blockchain …

From Web2 to Web3: best practices for converting your community

Since its creation in 2019, Neopolis – the mobile game that transforms the real world into a giant game board – has attracted over 3 million players in Europe. With the launch of Neoland, the Web3 version of the game, Neopolis has implemented a new strategy to encourage user adoption. Co-founder Ben Kaltenbaek gives us his top tips. Ever since …

“Digital should no longer be a brake, but an opportunity.”

Meet Marianne Beaufils – in charge of “digital inclusion” projects and investment – and Nicolas Turcat – head of the Education, Public Services and Digital Inclusion Department – at Banque des Territoires. Through their eyes, discover the raison d’être of 13M, the first gas pedal dedicated to digital inclusion by Banque des Territoires, Groupe SOS, H7 and Pulse. Hello Marianne, …

Bump.sh: 4 million euros to make life easier for API users

La Belle Histoire is a series of articles featuring entrepreneurs and their teams. the main characters – starting from where it all began the genesis – to share with you the stages they went through – and the epic -. What next? They’re still writing it 😉 Thursday, 10:30 am, Anthony Lio, co-founder of Bump.sh, returns from several intensive days …