adidas Group | France, in partnership with the TRACE Foundation and DojoGroup have launched ChangedBySport, a challenge that helps entrepreneurs, projects creators that creates an impact on environment, health and society, through Sport. 6 projects were nominated for the big final and the Award ceremony on June 14th, find out who they are.
Launched in early 2017, ChangedBySport is a challenge by adidas Group | France meant to bring out the talents and innovative projects of the sport world, aligned with the belief of the company « through Sport, we have the power to change lives« .
ChangedBySport wants to value French young, visionary and creative young entrepreneurs whose aim is to impact society, health and the environment through sport.
6 FINALISTS PROJECTS
After a call to apply that opened from January to March to the newly entrepreneurs and project creators, 15 innovative projects were selected amongst the 81 pre-selected to take part in the DojoGroup incubator. Early May, 6 finalists (2 by category) were finally selected to pitch their project before the Grand Jury composed of Olivier Laouchez, co-founder, Chairman and CEO of TRACE, Guillaume de Monplanet, CEO of adidas Group l France, Sandrine Scheer, Human Resources Director of adidas Group l France, Christelle Paclet, Financial Director of adidas Group l France, Frédéric Dembak, founder and CEO of DojoGroup, Martine Lin, Vice-President of the women business angel network Femmes Business Angels.
In the Health category:
Running Care, an app that brings together running and health tools and advices to running lovers.
TrainMe, an app that connect sport coaches and clients that are looking for a sport room or a personal coach adapted to their needs.
In the Environment category:
Dose de Sport, A project to upgrade the site of the alpine springboard of Grenoble, France.
Recyclerie Sportive, an organization that aims to raise awareness about the recycling of sports equipment in the respect of nature.
In the Society category:
Anybuddy, an app that aims to facilitate the practice of indoor football, for all!
Sportail Community, a digital platform which brings together all sports players (young and old athletes, agents) and companies, to facilitate the employability of athletes.
This Wednesday June 14th, the winning projects will receive, during a ceremony, the favorite prizes in health, environment, society in the adidas group new Paris offices, with the presence of Kasper Rorsted, CEO of adidas Group.
ABOUT TRACE FOUNDATION
TRACE Foundation values concrete actions values concrete actions, of proximity, which help young people to build a future. It makes known and valorizes projects to create examples and make youth want to engage. The foundation is involved in the analysis and engineering of projects in order to give them every chance of success. The TRACE Foundation defends the values carried out daily by TRACE through its media: Respect, Creativity, Diversity, Equal Opportunities, Innovation, Generosity, Openness and Proximity.
ABOUT DOJO GROUP
Pioneer in the coworking world in France since 2007 and founder of the 1st private accelerator in France in 2011, DojoGroup is a transnational innovation ecosystem accélérateur privé de France en 2011, DojoGroup est un écosystème d’innovation transnational at the service of the environment, education and employment. With more than 100 partners and associates, Dojo now supports more than 10,000 entrepreneurs and startuppers in France (from training to international scaling) and is currently deploying in China and Africa (Tunisia, Senegal, Ivory Coast).
À PROPOS D’ADIDAS GROUP | FRANCE
adidas Group is a major actor in the global sport industry. The French subsidiary has more than 700 employees spread over the territory serving the main brands: adidas and Reebok. The mission of the company has always been to support the performance of athletes of all levels with innovative and stylish products, to inspire younger generations through its ambassadors and to support the development of sport in France. Performance – Passion – Integrity – Diversity