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06/10/2016

Entrepreneur of the Year prize: Regional awards

The regional award ceremonies as part of the 24th Entrepreneur of the Year competition, organised by EY and L’Express, in partnership with Verlingue and Edmond de Rothschild, were held from 8 to 28 September 2016 in Paris, Bordeaux, Marseilles, Lyon, Nantes, Lille and Strasbourg. The juries and the audience selected winners in 8 different categories*. The national winner will be named on 18 October at the national prize-giving ceremony in Paris.

 

Let’s zoom in on the categories “the Entrepreneur Prize”, which rewards an entrepreneur for the performance of their company and “the Start-Up of the Year Prize”, which rewards a young high-potential entrepreneur who has shown innovation in their market and is destined to be one of the leading managers of tomorrow.

 

PARIS (ILE DE FRANCE) REGION

The “Start-Up of the Year Prize” was awarded to David Lebée, CEO and founder of Dayuse and Iscliff Lebée, business development manager at Dayuse.

The “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize was awarded to Jacques-Antoine Granjon, CEO and founder of the Vente-Privée group.

 

SOUTH-WEST REGION


The “Start-Up of the Year” prize was awarded to Julien Boué and Marc Leverger, the founders of BricoPrivé.

The “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize was awarded to Daniel Harari, general manager of Lectra.

 

MEDITERRANEAN REGION

The ”Start-Up of the Year” prize was awarded to Vincent Daffourd, CEO of Care Labs.

The “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize was awarded to Kévin Polizzi, founder of Jaguar Network.

 

AUVERGNE-RHONES-ALPES REGION

The “Start-Up of the Year” prize was awarded to Matthieu Lefebvre, Benoît Lemaignan, Nicolas Paget and Guénaël Prince, the management team at Waga Energy.

The “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize was awarded to Frédéric Minssieux, general manager of Clauger.

 

WEST REGION

The “Start-Up of the Year” prize was awarded to Olivier Hersent and Nicolas Jordan, founder and co-founder of Actility.

The “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize was awarded to Patrick Gruau, CEO of the Gruau group.

 

NORTH FRANCE REGION

The ”Start-Up of the Year” prize was awarded to Stéphanie de Bazelaire, for S2F Network.

The “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize was awarded to Francis Picha, CEO of TratoTLV.

 

EAST FRANCE REGION

The ”Start-Up of the Year” prize was awarded to Emeric d’Arcimoles and Emmanuel Laubriat, founders of BeAM.

The “Entrepreneur of the Year” prize was awarded to Paul Poulaillon, chairman of Poulaillon Ltd.

 

* Prizes are awarded for each region in 8 different categories: The Audience Prize, the Born Global Prize, the International Company Prize, the Disruptive Strategy Prize, the Strategic Vision Prize, the Societal Commitment Prize, the Start-Up of the Year Prize and the Entrepreneur of the Year Prize. A total of 350 candidate companies competed in the different régions.