27th edition of the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional winners

The 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year award ceremony for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region was held on 23 September in Lyon. Here is the full list of this edition’s winners by category.


Entrepreneur of the Year
This award celebrates an entrepreneur for his or her exceptional track record and for the performance of their business. The Entrepreneur of the Year award was presented to Laurent Fiard et Christian Donzel – Visiativ.



Start-Up of the Year

This award celebrates a young business with “strong potential” that has demonstrated innovation on its market and is likely to be one of the entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow. The Start-Up of the Year award was presented to Erik Hunekr et Marc Julien – Diabeloop.


Born Global

This award celebrates the start-up entrepreneur whose business model displays the greatest international potential. The Born Global award was presented to Hugues De Bantel et Michel Morvan – Cosmo Tech.


Societal Commitment
This award celebrates a solidarity-minded entrepreneur who looks beyond the economic purpose of his or her business to provide innovative solutions to societal problems. The Societal Commitment award was presented to Pierre-Martin Aubelle – Les clés de l’atelier.


Family Business

This award celebrates a family business having defined a long-term strategy built on transparent values and governance. The award was presented to Michel Chapoutier – M.Chapoutier.


Jury Favourite
The judges have the possibility to award a special prize to an entrepreneur or an organisation. The Jury Favourite award was presented to Alexandre Guillaume et Cécile Guillaume – MS.



Verlingue, partnering the Entrepreneur Of The Year programm since 2012, invites you to the South Southern Region award ceremony on 24 September in Nice.