April 7, 2015
Entrepreneurship was in the spotlight once again at HEC Montréal, this time during the Startup Weekend in late March. Several of the School’s students were winners at the 2015 edition of the event, as teams raced to create their Intelligent City-themed startups in the space of 54 hours.
First of all was Persili, a home delivery service for vegetable plants. Caroline Maltais (HEC 2014) and Caroline Matte (BBA student and part of the first cohort in the Rémi Marcoux Entrepreneurial Track) took first place in the competition, along with Éloïse Desrochers Lamoureux, Hatim Fassi-Fihri, Olivier Gareau, Jessika Brunner-Gnass, Jean-Philippe Hamel and Nicolas Jolicoeur.
Second place went to Pick ‘n Play, an online sports field reservation service created by HEC Montréal students Amine Bendahou (BBA) and Nick-Patrick Saint-Julien (Specialized Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting – CPA), and Riwan Allaoui-Briand, Cyril Daran and Marc-Antoine Dufour.
Lastly, one of the judges for the competition, Louis-Philippe Maurice (HEC 2004), President of Busbud, awarded his “Favourite” prize to the team of Samuel Lafontaine and Geneviève Rousseau (BBA students) and Andrée Laroche, Clément Mangin, Théo Mathieu, Alexandre Vanier and Fabrice Veinard. Their Tribe platform for donating surplus fruit and vegetables will receive support from this up-and-coming entrepreneur.
Congratulations to everyone!
Photo: Ophélie Chambily