France National Finalists

Best Newcomer

Biloba

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On-demand pediatrics

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Guruprasad Venkatesha | B-cube

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Guruprasad Venkatesha, Co-Founder & CEO started his Fintech Company in Bangalore (India) when he was 16 and had a successful exit. Worked for Morgan Stanley which enabled him to gain deeper expertise in managing bigger funds. Over 15 years of experience in fund management & defining trading strategies in equities, commodities & cryptocurrencies. Media article of his first successful startup can be seen here: https://www.deccanherald.com/content/84444/moulding-future-entrepreneurs.html

Haweya Mohamed | Afrobytes

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Haweya Mohamed is the co-founder of Afrobytes and The Colors. She spent ten years in the Communications and TV Industry. In 2015, she created Afrobytes to meet the needs of African innovation centers by linking African tech ecosystems to international tech players and give African tech a global stage. Afrobytes organizes and runs offline and online activities to help the stakeholders to accelerate their businesses. Through Afrobytes, Haweya Mohamed wants to promote the African technological sector and female entrepreneurship, which she celebrates every year.

Isabelle Mashola | isahit

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Isabelle has an Engineer diploma and started in 1988 to work for EDS, then joined Cisco in 1994 as Director of IT Operations Europe. Isabelle joined Dell in 2006 as Global Marketing Director and joined Publicis in 2009 as EMEA CIO.
At the same time, her international vision has enabled her to shape her strong interest in certain social causes, such as the defense of women’s rights or poverty in the world.
This implication of life made her leave Publicis in 2015, to create isahit.

Romain Mazeries | MANGOPAY

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Romain Mazeries is the CEO of MANGOPAY, a scale-up Fintech. After being an international audit consultant for big cabinets he chooses to join Céline Lazorthes in the crazy adventure of creating MANGOPAY. He created the Luxembourg office from scratch, manage to obtain all the authorizations to create an escrow company that was not a bank. Within a fast-growing company, his role is now to share the entrepreneurship and inclusive values of the company to the newest member of the company and pushing other Fintechs to inspire from those values.

Founder of the Year

Guruprasad Venkatesha | B-cube

Description

Guruprasad Venkatesha, Co-Founder & CEO started his Investment Management Company in Bangalore City of India when he was 16 and had a successful exit. His company was covered in the media. He later worked for Morgan Stanley which enabled him to gain deeper expertise in managing large investment accounts. He has over 15 years of experience in fund management. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from Ramaiah Institute of Technology (RIT).

Startup of the Year

Biloba

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On-demand pediatrics

HANDIROAD

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Stephanie is disabled. Confronted regularly with insecurity in her mobility, she and her son, who is her caregiver, thought about a solution to make the daily life of people with reduced mobility and the daily management of their caregivers safer. Handiroad was born

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