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13 February 2021

Student Initiative: Matteo and three of his classmates imagine " 1 jour 1 Start-up " ("1 day 1 Start-up"), an editorial concept that stimulates creativity and entrepreneurial spirit!

Student Initiative: Matteo and three of his classmates imagine " 1 jour 1 Start-up " ("1 day 1 Start-up"), an editorial concept that stimulates creativity and entrepreneurial spirit!

An idea inspired by Matteo’s journey at the MBS Incubator

After two years of literary preparatory classes, Matteo joined the first year of the Grande Ecole Program in 2019. “I’ve always been passionate about entrepreneurial stories, starting from scratch and having the opportunity to imagine and create everything. At the time, like many students at the school, I used to consume a lot of podcasts related to the subject, such as Koudetat or Nouvelle Ecole. Along the way, I had finally spotted a market opportunity. So I joined the incubator in my first year,” explains Matteo.

At the end of this first year, Matteo chose to take a year off and finally decided to give up the incubated project. “I wasn’t passionate about the idea. I just saw an opportunity. What’s more, you quickly burn out when you create your own company by yourself. I decided to give up this project. But in contact with start-ups, the incubator and entrepreneurs, I wanted to continue the adventure in another form, without being alone this time. That’s how the “1 jour 1 Start-Up” (“1 day 1 Start-Up”) concept was born,” says the student.

Fostering creativity and giving visibility to those who embark on the entrepreneurial journey

Since the beginning of January, Matteo co-facilitates “1 day 1 start-up“, a free media that features a disruptive start-up, from Monday to Friday. “I created this concept with three friends. We each study in a different field: law, communication, political science and management. Together, we pool our skills and produce content on LinkedIn and by email to promote start-ups, their concept and their projects,” explains Matteo.

The creation of this medium is nourished by our ambition to create vocations and open up new opportunities, especially at a time when the morale of some students has been hit by the health crisis. “Our idea was to adopt a pragmatic approach to desacralize entrepreneurship, stimulate imagination, and share best practices in order to finally take the plunge. We have adopted a “column” format to do so. We then designed our editorial calendar to present a broad spectrum of start-ups in different categories: Unicorns, start-ups working with other start-ups, socially responsible start-ups, and finally start-ups founded by very young entrepreneurs. “concludes Matteo.

To keep track of their adventures, check out their LinkedIn page!

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