Be(e) Distinctive Awards: the final of the 3rd edition honors three winners


The third edition of the Be(e) Distinctive Awards for Entrepreneurship took place on Thursday, July 6 at EM Strasbourg, in the presence of the 10 finalists and numerous partners from our ecosystem. Three winners were awarded.
Be(e) Distinctive Awards for Entrepreneurship
This competition, the annual flagship entrepreneurial event, is entirely designed by the La Ruche à Projets team at EM Strasbourg. This third edition was aimed at any entrepreneurial project leader, whether enrolled at EM Strasbourg or in the School's entrepreneurial support programs. This competition brings together players (practitioners, faculty, coaches, students, entrepreneurs, etc.) involved in a collective reflection on the School's entrepreneurial teaching practices. Digicorp, a company specializing in digital support, was a partner of the competition for the first time. 

“To have the pleasure of organizing the Be(e) Distinctive Awards for Entrepreneurship competition is to support the tremendous capacity of young people to imagine, design, and develop responses to the challenges shaping our society and to create the companies of tomorrow. It's a real opportunity to give these budding entrepreneurs a voice, to put them in the hot seat in order to challenge them and provide them with valuable feedback and advice from the region's entrepreneurial actors,” shared Marion Bromley, Head of La Ruche à Projets.
An entrepreneurial competition in five steps

  • First, project leaders supported by the School’s incubator responded to the call for applications by submitting their application and a 1 min. 30 sec. video pitch. 

  • While these applications were evaluated by the incubator's coaches, the general public was able to vote online for one or more of the projects by viewing the video pitches. It was a fierce four-day battle for a place among the 10 finalists.

  • The fourth stage was the announcement of the finalists on June 30. 

  • Fifth and final stage: the pitch battle. On July 6, the 10 finalists gave their morning pitches before an exceptional panel of judges: BPI, French Tech Est, Alsace Business Angels, Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, Pepite Etena, and ACCRO, who support and finance entrepreneurs.

Three prizes awarded to provide financial support for entrepreneurial aspirations

  • Let's Jump Awards: Reviviscens project
    This award, reserved for advanced projects that have already been commercialized or are ready to be launched in their market, went to the Reviviscens project by Lucie Labergerie, a student in the Master of Entrepreneurship. She was presented with a check for €1,500 by Virginie Athias, Coach at La Ruche à Projets and Managing Director of Alsace Business Angels. Reviviscens is a 100% compostable skincare brand, with the first skincare cream currently being prototyped.

  • Impact Project Awards: Vac'Izi project
    This award recognizes projects with an impact on society or the environment. The winning project was Vac'Izi, led by three students in the Bachelor of International Business: Xavier Schwoerer, Thomas Muller, and Victor Koenig. A check for €3,000 was presented by Enrico Prinz, Vice Dean for Accreditations, Internationalization, and Strategic Management at EM Strasbourg. This financial contribution will enable them to achieve their goal of developing a travel application that can be used by everyone and adapted to people with reduced mobility.

  • DigiCorp Awards: Gamesens project
    This prize, which helps finance digital coaching, was awarded to Léo Weishard, Hugo Surply, and Raphaël Zeller (students in the Business of Intenational Business) for their Gamesens project. Baptiste Bouley, co-founder of DigiCorp, presented a check for €5,000 to the winners for their project to create a clothing line. When gaming and fashion meet, Gamesens is the eco-friendly result.


Well done to all the participants, congratulations to the winners, long live their projects, and see you in 2024 for the next edition of the Be(e) Distinctive Awards for Entrepreneurship.

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