// As part of the evolution of its value proposition, the Village by CA Atlantique Vendée wishes to enrich its offer by relying on an expertise present in the Crédit Agricole Group with the IFCAM - the Group's University. Intended for the various stakeholders in its ecosystem, these training courses inspired by startup best practices will be offered as of March 2021 and will help teams to learn about subjects related to management, communication and new working methods.
It is in the unprecedented context of 2020 that Le Village by CA Atlantique-Vendée has worked to enrich its offerings with the aim of accelerating the innovation and transformation process of the partner companies in its ecosystem. Convinced that the transformation of organizations succeeds when it relies on the men and women who make them up as the primary vector of value creation, Le Village by CA Atlantique Vendée wanted to develop a training offer inspired by the best practices of startups.
This is a first for Le Village by CA Atlantique Vendée, as it has joined forces with IFCAM. The core of this offer lies in the pooling of the skills of the two entities, particularly those of the Group embodied by IFCAM through its expertise in educational engineering. The Village by CA Atlantique Vendée team has therefore developed an initial catalog of eight training courses in conjunction with the IFCAM Group's University.
The contents were built around themes related to the activities of start-ups such as agile leadership, the art of the pitch, the development of one's personal impact through assertiveness... All anchored in reality with a maximum of practical situations.
For example, the day of training devoted to The Art of the Pitch is focused on increasing participants' skills in real-life situations. Thus, the first registrants are none other than project managers, sales managers or even managers who have, in their daily life, frequent situations where their ability to be convincing and to make people want to buy in a few minutes is challenged
In this action-oriented day, the participants unfold their pitch in front of the camera with a debriefing aimed at progress at the end of the day.
Participants come from a variety of backgrounds and come together to work on a common problem. The spirit of openness of the Village is respected with these inter-company training sessions.
Quality is a point of honor for Le Village by CA Atlantique Vendée. This is why it has decided to work with IFCAM to ensure that its training programs comply with the standards and are tested and approved. Quality certifications such as OPQF (Office Professionnel de Qualification des organismes de Formation) attest to the professionalism of a training organization and guarantee the quality of the services delivered. Data Dock and recently Qualiopi.
These training sessions are given at the heart of the Village by CA in order to experience this permanent ebullition and discover a dynamic ecosystem. In other words, a third place that is conducive to taking a step aside to begin a transformation, first on an individual scale, and then for a wider dissemination.
Currently, the training courses are aimed at its ETI partners, startup teams and, more broadly, companies in the region that wish to acculturate their teams on subjects related to innovation. Employees of the regional bank as well as the teams of the group's subsidiaries present on the Campus by CA can also benefit from it.
Training between peers from different backgrounds aims to create a dynamic of openness, exchange in a friendly atmosphere and work in collaborative mode.
This is the first time in France for the Swiss startup CleanMotion to test in real conditions its self-disinfecting handle which has more than two million views on LinkedIn. The test will take place at the heart of the Campus by CA, Route de Paris, with volunteer employees from February 11th to March 3rd, 2021.
The Village by CA Atlantique Vendée, the startup gas pedal, has volunteered to test the innovation with the villagers (startups and partners) as well as the Campus by CA employees. The product will be tested with volunteers and will be subject to sanitary measures with hand washing before and after use. The objective of this test will be to develop the current prototype based on user feedback on criteria such as functionality, aesthetics and handling.
Feedback on the maintenance part is also essential in order to facilitate long-term use. GSF Propreté & Services is responsible for cleaning all the areas of the Campus by CA and will mobilize its teams on the technical part of the self-disinfecting handle. The service will include the replacement of the hydroalcoholic solution tanks, the sponge and the batteries. GSF's research and development department will also be involved to provide technical input on future IOT topics.
The idea of CleanMotion was born from one of its two founders who encountered a recurrent problem when leaving public sanitary areas, which is that of having hands that are never properly disinfected. He worked on the subject and from a project initially focused on restaurants in Switzerland, he realized that it was actually a more global and specific problem depending on the structures (hospitals, ehpads, hotels, large companies ...) The product presentation video broadcasted during CES 2021 which took place from January 11 to 14 was a springboard for the startup thanks to the many influential media such as Interesting Engineering.
"We had made a video to have something to show at CES 2021 if we couldn't get the product tested, but we never imagined such media coverage and excitement for the handle. Currently, we have over 700 emails to process and the incoming demand is growing every day. This event also allowed us to get in touch with contacts and companies, which allowed us to clarify our business model and redefine our target. Christophe Bouvier, Co-manager of CleanMotion.
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Born during the calls for applications, the Fast Interview series is composed of short videos highlighting the members of the Village team, startups, alumni and partners of our ecosystem.
It's an opportunity for startup founders to present their activities and talk about the support they receive from the Village by CA Atlantique Vendée.
These short videos allow future startups wishing to apply to obtain additional information on the startup offer and to see the different profiles integrated and the subjects on which they will potentially be challenged.
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Eight new startu-ps will join Le Village by CA Atlantique Vendée this fall - a total of 63 startups in the region that have been accelerated since 2017. The leaders and their teams will receive personalized support from dedicated startup managers. They will also be able to stay at the Village if they wish to take full advantage of the ecosystem, which is coming back to life after a year marked by telecommuting and remote meetings. A rich and varied program of events awaits these startups to help them structure themselves, work on their visibility and above all to develop nationally or internationally. For some startups, this is a new turn after having benefited from support in other structures in the Loire-Atlantique or Vendée.
The themes and innovations caught the attention of the partners during the selection committee meeting held on Tuesday, June 22. After a year with two calls for applications in phygital, this last one could take place in the Village by CA Atlantique Vendée, in the heart of the Campus by CA site of Nantes, in the respect of the sanitary measures. The founders of the startups, the Experts, the Ambassadors and Institutional partners were able to meet face to face and discuss the solutions presented.
Positive impact is one of the selection criteria that the Village team and the various decision-makers look at closely during the Selection Committees. The products and services proposed on this promotion have mostly advocated the values of civic usefulness, environmental and societal responsibility and this, with regard to audiences of all ages and situations.
Left to right : Marc LOURY, Wip Réno - Sébastien HUBERT, Lisy Market - Maryline ANDRE, La Maison qui Switche - Alexandre SEUX, Témo - Barbara DELACROIX, T°Zar, Thomas LAUNAY & Morgane JARNY Switch Eat - Carine ROUCHER, Pièces Maîtresses - Laurent MAURY, Mementop
LA MAISON QUI SWITCHE is a platform that allows individuals to provide coworking spaces in their homes for employees and / or independent workers.
LISY MARKET is a tool that digitalizes the entire ordering process dedicated to food professionals by limiting the number of intermediaries.
WIP RENO is a digital project management platform dedicated to home renovation work for building professionals.
TEMO designs, produces and markets the world's lightest electric boat motor for small, lightweight boats.
T°ZAR is a platform dedicated to the pedagogical and methodological support of higher education students: from private lessons to the creation of a community.
SWITCH EAT distributes edible, fun and ecological alternatives to single-use, compostable and biodegradable plastic objects.
MEMENTOP offers a solution based on a smartphone application and a weekly newsletter for caregivers.
PIECES MAITRESSES is a platform dedicated to interior designers that references and simplifies the sourcing of furniture and decoration.
Six new startups are joining Le Village by CA Atlantique Vendée at the beginning of 2021. Their themes and innovations caught the attention of the partners during the selection committee meeting held last Thursday. The new teams will gradually arrive at the Village to be housed from January 2021 if they so wish, and will receive tailored support from February onwards with a dedicated startup manager. A varied program of events is expected to help project leaders structure and develop locally, but also nationally or internationally.
During the 2nd confinement, the Village by CA Atlantique Vendée launched its 8th call for applications. Some twenty applications were received, after which a pre-selection was made based on specific criteria such as maturity, innovation, growth potential and project values. In the end, ten project leaders pitched in front of the Village's experts, who provide support to startups on various topics. This committee challenges and coaches the candidates in preparation for the selection committee.
It's a year that ends on a high note for Le Village by CA Atlantique Vendée. Despite two calls for applications during the two respective confinements, applications from startups poured in. Since its creation in 2017, Le Village has supported 48 startups not counting the new class it just selected.
"This year, Le Village has experienced a real pivot after 3 years of existence, an enriched value proposition, moving into the Campus by CA, integrating a new team and then, a rewrite of our partner offerings. Overall, we see that the startups supported by the Village have shown organization and resilience during this unprecedented year. This is not a hasty conclusion, but the observation of a dynamic ecosystem that is favorable to agile changes." Ludivine CHAILLOU, Mayor of the Village by CA Atlantique Vendée
Batiprint3D develops and markets innovative robotic solutions for the industrialization of mass construction of thermal insulation of buildings (ITE).
Am.IA Solutions offers legal protection insurance companies to equip their lawyers with software in SaaS mode that provides the expected meaning of an expert opinion (unfavorable or favorable to their policyholder) and allows them to negotiate with the opposing party without going through an expert opinion.
TrainAdvisor is the first platform that allows you to choose your trainer on an objective basis. To do so, the startup hosts and makes live the rating delivered by the trainees at the end of each training. This rating appears on each trainer's profile. It allows a simple and secure ranking.
Madfly Drone et services is a service company using remotely piloted vehicles to meet the access constraints of the maritime, onshore and offshore environment. The startup brings the value of the drone for inspection, as well as all the interventions facilitated by this tool, indoors, outdoors and underwater.
Izidone deploys a professional assistant in the form of an application that simplifies the realization of company projects by automating their entire organization and coordinating all work and participants in real time, without effort.
R4bike designs an autonomous and connected inflation station. The startup accompanies its customers from the planning of the installation to the preventive and curative maintenance of the bollard.
Created in 2017, the Village by CA Atlantique Vendée is one of the Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée's innovation levers by supporting startups in the region in accelerating their development. Alexis Maudet succeeds Ludivine Chaillou as Mayor of the Village by CA.
Aged 31, Alexis Maudet holds a Master's degree in Finance and International Business from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) in Nantes. He started his career at Crédit Agricole Atlantique Vendée in 2013 as a Professional Advisor in Nantes. For six years he accompanied merchants, craftsmen and liberal professions in the realization of their professional projects. At the beginning of 2020, he joined the Village by CA as a Partner Relations Officer. Alexis Maudet's immediate mission is to manage the 10th call for applications currently underway and to continue developing the Village's activities in the Loire and Vendée regions.
"It is an honor for me to be appointed to the management of the Village by CA Atlantique Vendée to continue our mission of accelerating innovation to serve the dynamics of our region. I have always been passionate about the entrepreneurial process, about those who dare, who commit themselves and who take risks to create wealth in their region.
The other common thread in my career is innovation: this approach aims to question an established situation in order to find new solutions to an existing problem. Here again, the risk of failure is omnipresent. Here again, it is essential to support those who innovate to maximize the chances of success. Since my arrival at the Village by CA, I have built relationships of trust with companies that have opened their doors to us in order to innovate together in the #LoireAtlantique and #Vendée regions, and with extraordinary startups that dare to shake up the models we know.
Together with the entire Village team, let's continue to #CooperateToInnovate! » 🚀