The path to innovation
Originally founded as a dynamic startup enabling companies to launch innovation competitions, calls for ideas, and hackathons, Agorize has evolved into one of the only truly global SaaS players in the field of innovation and idea management.
Agorize has a pool of five million innovative thinkers composed of students, developers, and startups.
Additionally, its products enable clients to build their own community of innovators, whether external or internal. Our platorm is designed to help corporations and governments evaluate and deploy ideas, scout talent, and partner with the most promising startups and students.
We also enable clients to fully customize our platform with their unique brand. This ensures an immersive brand experience for both organizatons and the innovators they are targetng.
Helping organizations get ahead of the competition
Here’s how we help corporations and governments get to the next level with our platform, your one-stop innovation space.
We aim to support organizational transformations and accelerate growth.
Agorize was founded by passionate entrepreneurs who aspire to make a meaningful impact on their ecosystem. We maintain this vision by continuously striving to create new synergies between businesses, governments, and innovators from all over the world. In doing so, we hope to help all of society to progress.
Meet our team
At Agorize, we believe that innovation can be created anywhere, and our team is proof of this. Spread across the world in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore, we are committed to moving our project forward.
The diversity of our team, through its mix of cultures and backgrounds, is our strength and helps us in our work.
Our team consists of more than 100 people around the world, all passionate about human encounters and working together. This spirit is precisely what connects us in the Agorize adventure, which combines innovation, humanity, and a focus on the future.
Igniting a deep passion for innovation to make a meaningful difference in the world
Empowering individuals and organizations to unleash their full potential, enabling them to create positive change
Embracing a fearless growth mindset, daring to take bold risks and challenging conventions to push the boundaries of what’s possible
Want to be a part of our dream team?
How it all started
We are proud of how far we’ve come.
Charles, Yohann, and Yohan met while studying for a Master’s degree at HEC/Télécom ParisTech in 2011.
They worked on case studies, providing concrete responses to strategic issues encountered by major groups.
In doing so, they realized the untapped potential of students and businesses working together. From this inspiration, Studyka was born.
In addition to students, they added three new communities: hackers (Hackateam), startups (UpWeStart), and employees.
With the success of these new communities, Studyka became Agorize. This change better reflected the diversity of its communities of innovators.
Agorize raised $2.6 million from Iris Capital and Capnamic Ventures.
Agorize was voted ‘Best Collaborative SaaS Platform’ by French Tech and is among the top 500 most dynamic tech companies as ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast500.
At the end of the year, Agorize raised $14.5 million.
Agorize was an 80-person-strong startup that specialized in organizing O2O (online to offline) open innovation challenges and hackathons.
The company has organized about 1000 challenges involving a community of five million innovators through its dedicated platform.
In addition, it has worked with over 300 key account clients.