The Social Cup raises young people’s awareness about social entrepreneurship by encouraging them to work on projects together. Its 5th edition in Montpellier features group intelligence sessions and a “Creathon” from September to December 2019.
“Elaborating the most coherent and viable solution”A second “emergence workshop” – the name given by Makesense to these collective intelligence sessions – was held at the Digital Campus on September 30 with about forty students. A third workshop is planned for October 22 at the Ionis 361 startup incubator. The workshops will be followed by a day dedicated to the Creathon event on November 23 at The Island co-working space.
Based in Paris, Makesense launched this program six years ago with Banque Postale and KissKissBankBank, a leader in crowdfunding. GRDF joined them in 2018. The goal in 2019 is to lead 90 workshops, film-debates, creathons, and more, throughout France to raise awareness about social entrepreneurship among 3,000 people under the age of 30.
“Young people come without a project, or with a social enterprise project that they would like to develop,” explains Morgane Muracciole, who organizes and manages the Social Cup in Montpellier. “They offer many ideas, then get together with some project leaders to elaborate the most coherent and viable solution. Assistance is provided by managers and mentors with complementary expertise. This puts people in an entrepreneurial context and gives them confidence.” Just like last year, one of the mentors is a coach from Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole BIC.