It’s been a protracted evening at VivaTech. The constructing hosted a really particular competitors — the very first TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris.
A whole lot of engineers and designers acquired collectively to provide you with one thing cool, one thing neat, one thing superior. The one situation was that they solely had 24 hours to work on their tasks. A few of them have been taking part in our occasion for the primary time, whereas others have been regulars. A few of them slept on the ground in a nook, whereas others drank an excessive amount of Purple Bull.
We may all really feel the thrill within the air when the 64 groups took the stage to current a one-minute demo to impress fellow coders and our judges. However just one group may take house the grand prize and €5,000. So, with out additional ado, meet the TechCrunch Hackathon winner.
Runner-Up #1: AID
Runner-Up #2: EV Vary Meter
Nicolas Bacca, CTO, Ledger
Nicolas labored on card methods for five years at Oberthur, a frontrunner in embedded digital safety, finally as R&D Resolution Architect. He left Oberthur to launch his firm, Ubinity, which was growing smartcard working methods.
He lastly co-founded BT Chip to develop an open normal, safe aspect primarily based hardware pockets which finally turned the primary model of the Ledger pockets.
Charles Gorintin, co-founder & CTO, Alan
Charles Gorintin is a French knowledge science and engineering chief. He’s a cofounder and CTO of Alan. Alan’s mission is to make it straightforward for individuals to be in nice well being.
Previous to co-founding Alan, Charles Gorintin was a knowledge science chief at fast-growing social networks, Fb, Instagram, and Twitter, the place he labored on anti-fraud, progress, and social psychology.
Gorintin holds a Grasp’s diploma in Arithmetic and Pc Science from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, a Grasp’s diploma in Machine Studying from ENS Paris-Saclay, and a Masters of Monetary Engineering from UC Berkeley – Haas Faculty of Enterprise.
Samantha Jérusalmy, Companion, Elaia Companions
Samantha joined Elaia Companions in 2008. She started her profession as a guide at Eurogroup, a consulting agency specialised in organisation and technique, inside the Financial institution and Finance division. She then joined Clipperton Finance, a company finance agency devoted to high-tech progress firms, earlier than transferring to Elaia Companions in 2008. She turned an Funding Supervisor in 2011 then a Companion in 2014.
Laure Némée, CTO, Leetchi
Laure has spent her profession in software program improvement in numerous startups since 2000 after an engineer’s diploma in laptop science. She joined Leetchi on the very starting in 2010 and has been Leetchi Group CTO since. She now works primarily on MANGOPAY, the cost service for sharing financial system websites that was created by Leetchi.
Benjamin Netter, CTO, Lendix
Benjamin is the CTO of Lendix, the main SME lending platform in continental Europe. Studying to code at eight, he has been since then experimenting methods to rethink vogue, journey or finance utilizing know-how. In 2009, in parallel along with his research at EPITECH, he created one of many first French functions on Fb (Questions entre amis), which was utilized by greater than half 1,000,000 customers. In 2011, he received the Foursquare International Hackathon by reinventing the journey information with Tripovore. In 2014, he launched Someplace, an Instagram journey experiment acclaimed by the press. He’s at present reinventing with Lendix the way in which European firms get sooner and easier financing.
And eventually right here have been our hackmasters that guided our hackers to success:
Emily Atkinson, Software program Engineer / MD, DevelopHer UK
Emily is a Software program Engineer at Condé Nast Britain, and co-founder & Managing Director of ladies in tech community DevelopHer UK. Her technical position entails back-end providers, infrastructure ops and tooling, web site reliability and back-end product. Coming into tech as an MSc Pc Science grad, she spent six years at on-line print startup MOO – working throughout the platform, together with cell internet and product. As an advocate for variety and inclusion in STEM & digital in 2016 Atkinson launched DevelopHer, a volunteer-run non-profit group geared toward growing variety in tech by empowering members to develop their profession and expertise via occasions, workshops, networking and mentoring.
Romain Dillet, Senior Author, TechCrunch
Romain attended EMLYON Enterprise Faculty, a number one French enterprise college specialised in entrepreneurship. He covers many issues from cell apps with nice design to vogue, Apple, AI and sophisticated tech achievements. He additionally speaks at main tech conferences. He likes popular culture greater than something on this planet.