The “Women Start” initiative is dedicated to women entrepreneurs across the world. After receiving over 300 applications, Orange – world’s leading telecommunications operator – is welcoming the first nine winners. Two are from Africa and the seven others are from the French ecosystem. The 9 winners are:
Adalong, in social marketing, with Clémence Demerliac,
Brastorne , in m-Agri, with Naledi Magowe,
Caysti, in the education sector, with Arielle Kitio,
Citeazy, in pedestrian ecomobility, with Alma Guirao,
Cohapi, in workplace well-being, with Nesrine Smati,
Fifty, in artificial intelligence, with Alexia Cordier,
GeoKaps, in social media sales, with Hélène Lucien,
Key Infuser, in robotics and digital marketing, with Domitille Esnard-Domerego,
Numevent, in digital event solutions, with Géraldine Auret.
The aim of this program is to strengthen the business relationship between Orange and these female-founded startups by signing business partnerships and preparing their internationalisation. Women Start is complementary to the Women Entrepreneurs program, Orange’s commitment to women’s entrepreneurship throughout the regions in France.
For the Group, the aim of these initiatives is to encourage the creation of startups founded by women in the technology and digital sectors. Like all the Orange Fab France programs, Women Start aspires to form business partnerships between startups and market lines from Orange or Orange partners in France and abroad.
In addition to this, the startup’s management will be assisted during the acceleration phase with support from internal and external mentors. The Orange Fab network is a concrete asset at Orange with 14 Orange Fabs around the world on four different continents. To date, according to Orange, over 350 startups have been accelerated through this program.
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