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Hackathon Tourism in Le Touquet: 2 EPF teams on the podium
Publié le 17/10/2016
From 14 to 16 October, the Congress Center in Le Touquet (Pas de Calais) hosted the 2nd edition of "Weekend Innovation Tourism", a hackathon organized by the CCI (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) of the Opal Coast, in which two teams of students or former students of the EPF Master of Science Creation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ICE) took part.
The objective of this innovatuve challenge: to create entrepreneurship projects and some propositions of mobile apps in the "e-tourism" sector.
Two competitions on the theme of tourism were held during this weekend: WE Start'Up - Competition for the best business creation in 48 hours - and WE Hackathon - Competition for the best mobile application created in 48 hours. The EPF teams took part in the start-up competition among 20 teams (80 participants).
One team was composed of students from the MSc ICE with Mathias Arbet (ESC), Alexandre Briclot (EPF), Thomas Cazor (EPF), Francois Du Garreau (EPF) et Claire Schiettecatte (EPF). The second team was composed of 2 students from the YEC (Young Entrepreneur Center) in Troyes with Gonzague Hacher (EPF), Aloys Belpaire (EPF), both EPF graduates in 2016, and Mathieu Girot (designer).
The team of students of the Master of Science ICE won the CCI Opal Coast "Promise Award" and a check for € 2,500.
Their project "Travelder" is an intergenerational travel platform. Alexander Briclot, 5A ICE says: "The aim is to fight against the isolation of the elderly by offering students, who do not always have enough resources, to travel with them. We use a mediator who will first talk with the elderly and prepare the travel they want. He then publishes it on a platform so students can choose their favorite seniors. We connect the two of them, and they organize the trip together, the elder pays for both of them and in return the student has to take care of the elderly during the trip. There is a feedback from both sides after the trip with a rating system. And then it can start again!"
The YEC team finishes at a beautiful 3rd place of the WE Start-Up with a mobile application project identifying spots of wilderness camping and win a € 500 check.