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    WOMAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Created by INCO, with the support of Fondation CHANEL, this international award aims to support women entrepreneurs across the world who aspire to tackle major social and environmental issues in their communities.

     

    This year, 9 countries will take part in the initiative: France, USA, Russia, Japan, South Africa, Italy, Israel, Spain and Chile.

     

    Winners of the above-mentioned countries will be invited to participate in the Grand Final during Impact² World Forum on March 29, 2018 in Paris.

  • Selection Criteria

    ⁂ Be a woman entrepreneur

    ⁂ Be a founder or co-founder of a company incubated in one of the 9 countries listed above

    ⁂ Your business addresses a major environmental or social challenge

    ⁂Your business has the potential to scale up and aims to be sustainable.

    Selection Process

    ⁂ Regional Selection Committees will take place between Nov 2017 and March 2018 in each of the countries listed above.

    ⁂ Semifinalists will win a 3-day trip to Paris. Travel expenses (round trip tickets and accommodation) will be fully taken care of.

    ⁂ Semifinalists will have the great opportunity to participate in the Grand Finale's Selection Committee chaired by Anne Hidalgo - Mayor of Paris then to pitch their startup during Impact² World Forum on March 29th 2018 in Paris City Hall.

    ⁂ The winner's name will be revealed on stage during Impact².

    Prizes

    Our global winner will receive:

    ⁂ An exclusive profile with our local media partner

    ⁂ Mentorship from members of our prestigious coaching with INCO

    ⁂ Access INCO Network, a global community of entrepreneurs and mentors accessible through INCO's online platform.

  • LAST YEAR LAUREATES

    Aline Sara

    PROJECT NATAKALLAM

    NaTakallam is a social venture dedicated to education and exchange, connecting Arabic learners and displaced Syrians worldwide for language practice online. The company provides a livelihood for refugees, while creating a space of exchange with students.

    Marianna Poletti

    PROJECT JUST KNOCK

    Just Knock is an innovative recruiting platform : users can apply to the job position by sending a personal IDEA and “knock” on the door of the company they deem most interesting. It allows the first candidate evaluation to be based on a person’s features and uniqueness.

    Myriam Muller

    PROJECT SWIRL

    SWIRL is a young industrial and engineering company that has developed smart, safe, reliable and efficient micro wind turbine-based renewable energy solutions to generate decentralized renewable energy for a local off-grid use to reduce fossil fuel dependency and OPEX as well as the carbon footprint of global off-grid economic activities.

    Abida Sultana

    PROJECT ONNOSHEBA

    Onnosheba is a diner and a catering service that provides nutritious and affordable food to lower and mid income earning working adults in Bangladesh. Onnosheba also fosters entrepreneurship by giving out new small & mobile shop owners food items on credit, which allows them to start business without seed capital.

    Nonhlanhla Joye

    PROJECT UMGIBE

    Umgibe Farming Organics is a carbon-saving, ecological, organic, income generating vegetable-growing system which targets grassroots farmers from the sub-economic townships of South Africa. The project uses an innovative mechanism of cultivating vegetables using recycled bags suspended on a supportive wooden structure.

    Amanda Céspedes

    PROJECT DAEKI

    Daeki is a company focused in developing non-invasive medical devices to monitor and diagnose multiple diseases using only saliva. It has developed GT2K, a disposable test strip that facilitates the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes by indicating with colored bands if the patient has or is at risk of developing diabetes.

     

    Rachel Ao Leong

    PROJECT HELPER CHOICE

    HelperChoice is an innovative social startup dedicated to eradicating human trafficking and domestic slavery. It offers an online platform that aims at empowering migrant domestic workers by unlocking decent and ethical employment opportunities. For the first time, domestic workers can chose who they want to work for, at no cost.

    Sarah Cherruault

    PROJECT AUDICIEL

    Auticiel designs and develops innovative software improving autonomy and social inclusion for mentally disabled youths and adults. Developed hand-in-hand with health and education experts, those mobile apps are tested and adjusted in specialized medical environments.

    Mouna El Mdari

    PROJECT TADAMOUNE

    Tadamoune is a social enterprise initiated by Al Jisr Association and tackling the issue of access to education. It offers quality pre-school classes open to children aged between 3 and 6 years old from limited-income families while also contributing to the socio-cultural animation of the neighborhood.

  • A FEW WORDS FROM THE WINNER