2017 is projected to be a year for social entrepreneurship at Live for Good. SKEMA Business School and “Live for Good” have joined forces to develop young professionals into the world of social entrepreneurship.
This year, eleven students had the pleasure of helping Miss Aurore Courtois and her father, Mr Jean-Philippe Courtois, a former student of SKEMA and current head of Microsoft International with their company plan. Their goal as junior consultants is to improve the Courtois’ ambitious project, “Live for Good.“ The student’s main tasks include preparing for the 2nd year of the Gabriel Award and developing the plan. The Gabriel Award’s purpose is to award social entrepreneurs ages 18-27 with unique talent who have plans to create a project with a social dimension. The winners are offered a customized support program.
SKEMA students are in charge of creating digital solutions as well as diversifying applications for the second year and improving the technological platform by integrating more functions. In order to achieve these objectives, they will be trained by seven teachers who are mostly consultants or CEOs. Thanks to the group’s diverse methodology, which varies from a benchmark and surveys to different designs and analyses, they can effectively work at this later stage of the project. In fact, their weekly coaching sessions ensure quality work.
SKEMA team included nine students in the fall semester. As Charlie DEMON and Sara GILBERT left for Belo Horizonte and Kevin PAULUS switched to another MSc degree, our team could welcome two new members, Giulio DE ANGELIS and Victoria MACGREGOR.