Last week the 3rd edition of Viva Technology took place: 100,000 visitors from 125 countries, 9,000 startups, 1,900 investors, 1,900 journalists .. With an 47% increase in visitors since last year, Vivatech has become the international rendezvous spot for innovation.
HEC Paris was present during the 3 day event. A 45m2 booth housed HEC’s flagship start-ups and presented entrepreneurship support programs: HEC Incubator, HEC Challenge+, Executive MBA Project Accelerator, MBA Specialization in Entrepreneurship, Digital Launchpad, HEc Stand Up.

Emile Karam, co-founder of Garantme, the housing guarantor for students, young professionals and independant workers in France

The HEC Pitch Contest was one of the 5 flagship activities at the show on Saturday, May 26th. Garantme (housing guarantor) and Viibe (visioassistance without download) received 1st and 2nd place prize for the Pitch Contest, wich gain them much visibility.
Emile Karam, co-founder of Garantme, the housing guarantor for students, young professionals and independant workers in France, confessed how he was amazed to see the views of his Linkedin profile explode!

Nicolas Gerlier, founder of La Bouche Rouge, French makeup brand

Nicolas Gerlier, founder of La Bouche Rouge, the French makeup brand that reconciles luxury and sustainability, made us discover the concept of sustainable makeup.
Hafida Guebli, founder of Neyb’s , presented her plateform to facilitate exchanges between landlords, tenants and tenants with disabilities.
Some Demo took place as well with the start-up projects of the HEC Challenge+ program : Sport Quantum, The first high technology electronic target for all shooters, Leka, a new robotic companion designed specifically for children with special needs, to spark their motivation and help them learn, play & progress.