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HEC SEED Winner 2020

The HEC SEED Pitch Competition has been maintained despite the context of the health crisis and took place online on Friday, October 16. Five impact startups selected by HEC Seed student association pitched in front of a large VC panel. We are pleased to inform here about the winner 2020!


Gaspard Boscher et Arthaud Mesnard

It’s a wrap for the HEC Seed Pitch Compétition! Last week, 5 impact startups selected by HEC Seed student association pitched in front of a large VC panel composed of:

Alexis Robert from Kima Ventures 
Olivier Mougenot from Citizen Capital 
Alexandre Dewez & Antoine Loiseau from Idinvest Partners & HEC Ventures 
Karen Fortin - Vainunska from Microsoft 
Toyosi Ogedengbe Oxford Venture Capital Network & Marc Moesser from Creator Fund 
Lucas Clément from Alter Equity 
Emma Muller & Quentin IPREX-GARCIA Investir&+ 

Huge congratulations to the winner Smarto and to Lakaa, UMIAMI, Goodvest et Vocation for having made it to the final! 

Thanks to their 3000€ prize offered by sponsor HEC IDEA Center, Gaspard Boscher et Arthaud Mesnard, students of the MSc X-HEC DeepTech Entrepreneurship & co-founders of Smarto will use the prize money to fulfill regulatory obligations to become a broker and start the activity in January. 

They will be pitching at the Blue Ocean Awards, international award dedicated to the market creation and launched by HEC Paris and the French Ministry for the economy. 

Smarto's team will also pitch at Colloque X-HEC Pitch competition, organised by l'AX and HEC Alumni at the Ministry of Economy. 

Stay tuned for the next edition and contact us if you wish to participate to HEC Seed 2021.

HEC SEED is the annual entrepreneurship summit, an international conference that connects and empowers young entrepreneurs, students, corporates, investors and other professionals of the European entrepreneurial scene by employing a dynamic mix of inspiring speeches, competitive pitches and networking opportunities.

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