Kialatok is the winner of the City of Paris 2016 Innovation Grand Prix in the Social Innovation category. Kevin Berkane reflects on how this innovation competition, unique in France, has given his young company a dynamic boost.
Is there a “before” and an “after” the Innovation Grand Prix? The media exposure is incredible: several press articles were published and we were contacted by numerous journalists, enhancing our name recognition. The financial boost has given us the means to start overhauling our website, and our new notoriety has enhanced credibility with our clients.
Has the City of Paris Innovation Grand Prix reinforced your ties with major corporates?
Thanks to the City of Paris Innovation Grand Prix, we’re currently defining projects we hope to launch in collaboration with the two partners of our winning category, Social Innovation: Humanis and Groupe Up.
What’s the latest news since the City of Paris Innovation Grand Prix?
We’re working on raising capital, and the Grand Prix label is a huge asset in this regard. We’re deploying our offer nationwide, our team is growing little by little and raising new funds will help us move to the next level.
Describe the City of Paris Innovation Grand Prix in three words:
Challenge, surprise, motivation!