Recently, the awarding ceremony of the second ‘Student in France Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Award’ hosted by the Scholars Club in France was held in Beijing. Mr. Matthias Fekl, the State Secretary of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development responsible for foreign trade, tourism and overseas French affairs, attended the scene and presented the ‘Student in France Entrepreneurship Award’ to the winner, Chen Xi, and Together with Ms. Virginie Martignac, Cartier’s Director of Marketing and Communications in China, she presented a special award to Liu Ye, the best female player, encouraging her to further challenge the ‘Cartier Spiritual Women Entrepreneur Award’, which brings together the wisdom of women around the world.
The French Embassy in China launched the Club of Alumni Study in France in October 2008, which aims to maintain the friendship between France and thousands of ‘returnees from France.’ In order to encourage members of the Alumni Club of France to start their own businesses, the French Embassy in China launched the “Academic Scholarship of Alumni of France” in 2013, which aims to select members from the “Alumni of France Club” who is the contact network of Chinese people returning to France. The best entrepreneurial projects, so that entrepreneurs get funding and material support at the start. A total of 5 teams have been selected for the final this year. In the end, Mr. Chen Xi’s entrepreneurial project, PLM system based on the integrated circuit industry, won the crown; and Ms. Liu Yi led the traditional Chinese craftsmanship to regain the glory of the folk art development project, which won a female special prize. At the same time, Ms. Chen Chunhong, the winner of the ‘Cartier Lingshuang Female Entrepreneur Award’, representing the Asia-Pacific region in 2011, was also fortunate to serve as the jury for the Scholarship for Entrepreneurship in France.
French State Secretary Mr. Matthias Fekl (right) and Ms. Virginie Martignac (left), Cartier’s China Marketing and Communications Director (left) jointly presented to Liu Yi (middle), an entrepreneur who studies in France. Women’s Special Award
The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards was founded in 2006 by Cartier in collaboration with the World Women’s Forum, INSEAD International Business School, and McKinsey & Company Female entrepreneurs who make outstanding contributions to the sustainable development of community economy, society and ecology. Each year, this award selects and honors six outstanding and innovative business plans led by women worldwide, and recognizes them in order to fulfill women’s entrepreneurial dreams and help them grow long-term.
Ms. Chen Chunhong, founder of Yiyuan (Shanghai) Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd., won the Cartier Lingsi Surging Female Entrepreneur Award on behalf of the Asia-Pacific region in 2011. Her ‘Water Cup’ project relies on the concept of green environmental protection and social benefits. The positive impact of the company not only won the favor of international judges, but also gained market recognition after recent years of development. This time, Chen Chunhong, as a judge, provided valuable advice to students studying in France who also have entrepreneurial dreams.
In 2015, the ‘Cartier Lingshui Female Entrepreneur Award’ has been promoted to the finals by Chinese and Taiwanese women. The final winners will be announced in October during the ‘World Women’s Forum’ in Deauville, France.
The 2015 Scholarship for Entrepreneurship Study Abroad in France all shortlisted the team of athletes and the judges. The judges included the 2011 Cartier Lingsi Surge Female Entrepreneur Award 2011 Ms. Chen Chunhong (second from left in the second row)