Success story nuggets make you dream

In barely a decade, entrepreneurs have become the main hope for our economy and youth as it offers them untapped lands. If the creation of a business seemed reserved, a short time ago, for an elite who could risk founding a company, the establishment of the status of micro-entrepreneur has allowed innovative project leaders to get started. . The laws in favor of business creation, as well as the various forms of support and assistance offered (incubators, exhibitions, etc.), increasingly encourage people to dare to try the adventure. At the same time, the image of entrepreneurs was particularly highlighted, undoubtedly thanks to more dense information which made it possible to better reveal the contours of the manager’s function.

No failure, formative experiences

If all the experiences are far from being crowned with success, they always remain a source of learning and self-discovery, which makes it possible to bounce back better afterwards. To motivate themselves in a race that looks more like a marathon than a sprint and to understand the inner workings of business creation, successful start-ups remain an example to watch carefully (especially to find the inspiration).

Be careful not to confuse the notion of success with that of fundraising.

It remains too common to confuse these two concepts when the latter only represents the starting point. On the agenda for this dossier, we have selected start-ups which have been able to capture the changes and which represent hopes for our economy. But also for young people eager to think outside the box and above all, for all those, whatever the age, who want to go beyond their limits. If they seem promising, these start-ups will have to continue to overcome challenges in order to impose themselves and remain / become key players in their sector. Although some changes to our environment have been taken into account, others are coming and will profoundly transform our designs and therefore our economy: sustainable development, artificial intelligence, connected objects, Big Data, uberization, … Are just examples of the transformation that awaits us. They should affect most industries and our way of consuming. So to speak, opening up new businesses and therefore new horizons thanks to our talented entrepreneurs, but also endangering other areas that will have to be renewed. Whether they are sources of inspiration, motivation or transformation, do not hesitate to pay attention to these start-ups which should transform our world of tomorrow. Be inspired by their journey and, you too, go from start-up to scale-up to open up new businesses and therefore new horizons thanks to our talented entrepreneurs, but also to jeopardize other areas that will have to be renewed. Whether they are sources of inspiration, motivation or transformation, do not hesitate to pay attention to these start-ups which should transform our world of tomorrow. Be inspired by their journey and, you too, go from start-up to scale-up to open up new businesses and therefore new horizons thanks to our talented entrepreneurs, but also to jeopardize other areas that will have to be renewed. Whether they are sources of inspiration, motivation or transformation, do not hesitate to pay attention to these start-ups which should transform our world of tomorrow. Be inspired by their journey and, you too, go from start-up to scale-up

From start-up to scale-up: the incredible rise

No one can deny that every entrepreneur wants his company to fly away as if by magic to reach the top in just a few digs and a few efforts. However, often alone in the most difficult moments, he is aware that going over every obstacle present during his escalation is part of what a leader must face during his entrepreneurial adventure .

Daily challenges

In most cases, starting your own business involves dealing with a mountain of daily challenges. It is true that it turns out to be much easier to run down it than to climb it. An entrepreneur who has the will to succeed, however, does not allow himself to be carried away but knows how to face difficulties when necessary. Because what does not kill makes you stronger, he has the strength to climb the ladder one by one. From time to time, he sees his competitors in the distance giving up and going back down to the very bottom of the slopes. So close to the goal, no way for him to give up now. Armed with his courage, he continues his ascent until the day the time has come for him to move to a much higher level.

But then, why did this entrepreneur manage to reach the top when so many others failed?
Better equipment, less steep slope, or just luck? To tell the truth, a bit of all of this at the same time. As for the incline of the slope, it’s a bit like luck, there isn’t much we can do about it. Equipment, on the other hand, does not just happen. Any good leader must be able to give himself the means to succeed, and not just financially. Whether it is about setting up control tools, specific processes, restructuring your company and recruiting new employees, raising funds , expanding internationally, buying other entities to gain market share or to diversify its activity, these are all tools that forge a solid combination for an entrepreneur.