While launching an open-innovation challenge is a fantastic idea, launching a successful one is not always that easy. There are numerous pitfalls to avoid and this initiative can easily turn into a bad buzz.
For many years, Corporate Venturing has been a trendy topic for companies looking to finance their innovation. Grasping new Business Model, obtaining competitive intelligence… This kind of method shows many advantages and is attractive for companies wishing to implement innovation in their traditional markets. In 4 years, these investment funds have more than doubled,
The word ‘hackathon’ is a contraction of ‘hack’ – a quick DIY solution to overcome a problem – and ‘marathon’ – a test of endurance. Essentially, a hackathon is a competition that encourages participants to put forward their most relevant and innovative solutions to a business or social issue. The key benefits of a hackathon:
The talent war is raging on. 83% of recruiters state that recruiting talented people is their top priority for their company. In a labour market that’s undergoing major transformation, the challenges are significant in both number and scope – the increase in the number of ‘passive’ job seekers, reportedly accounting for 75% of employees on LinkedIn, the
Ezeeworld, the market leader in mobile and online development, is our startup of the month! Placing second in the Lottery Challenge, the Ezeeworld team looks back at their experience and introduces us to their Neerby solution! Co-founder Patrick Chatanay and sales director Marie Dève answered our questions. Tell us about your solution! “Neerby is a platform
This month, we’ve decided to shine the limelight on What the Shop, the point-of-sale shopper experience management solution. It’s a startup we know well – it was awarded the Special Prize in the Lottery Challenge organized by La Française des Jeux and five other European lotteries. Who are you? I’m Lionel Avot, co-founder and CEO of What the
The retail sector is bearing the full force of the digital storm. At a time when traditional players are struggling at the trough of the waves, more agile newcomers are surfing the crest of the relentless move towards a more digital world – hence all the discussions about digital transformation and the need to refocus
In today’s world, no company – from microbusinesses to the world’s biggest groups – can do without a digital transformation strategy. Consumers are changing, and the business world needs to adapt to the new practices and tools that are emerging. The problem is that it can be difficult knowing where to start. That’s why Agorize has ranked
A 50% higher positive return when introducing new products. 60% more recruitment among the best candidates. Twice the number of employees who are emotionally involved in their work. 40% more customer requests to the Marketing department asking for more information. IT companies that have adopted the agile method are reporting impressive performance, significantly above anything their
Hosting a 48-hour to 72-hour hackathon means tackling logistical, geographical and time constraints. Not the most encouraging environment for innovation, in short. Imagine the colossal efforts that need to be made when organizing the perfect 48-hour event – you need to find a venue where as many participants as possible can get together and work
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