The winners of the 10th and 11th Lyon Start Up program

On The December 11, 2020

The Lyon Saint-Étienne Entrepreneurship Center’s Lyon Start Up program, supported by the Université de Lyon and the Foundation for the Université de Lyon, held its finals and awards ceremony for the 10th and 11th editions of the program on Thursday, December 10.

This year, the Lyon Start Up (LSU) program combined two editions: the tenth, which had no finale because of the first lockdown, and the eleventh, which was launched in September, with the new Deeptech course.

Participants have gained a wealth of experience by the end of the program, which combines networking, learning and a number of opportunities, with the added benefit of having access to a community network and to an ecosystem of entrepreneurial support structures throughout Lyon and Saint-Étienne. Regardless of whether they decide to pursue their entrepreneurial project, the Lyon Start Up project leaders are sure to find their place in the professional world.

Winners from the 10th edition

  • First prize: Énoline Opou – The Curl Coach
    “Our start-up aims to create the first digital personal hair coach for people with naturally textured hair (frizzy, curly and wavy).”
  • Second prize: Florent Jouguelet – Tokatab
    “Learn to play your favorite song on the piano and sing it in just five minutes!”
  • Third prize: Olivier Airiau – Carabox
    “Carabox provides a solution for homeowners to transform their underground parking space into a closed garage.”


Winners from the 11th edition

  • First prize: Solenne Becart – Goodloop
    “An online repair service for outdoor sports clothing and textile equipment that relies on a network of local repair specialists in Lyon.”
  • Second prize: Christelle de Chalûs – Ensème
    “A shampoo designed for a better world through organic, zero waste, upcycled products.”
  • Third prize: Aude Fresnay - #Bégaiement
    “A digital solution to improve speech for people who stutter.”


Émilie Legoff’s favorites, Founder of Troops and sponsor of the 11th edition of LSU

  • 10th edition: Énoline Opou – The Curl Coach, awarded twice at the awards ceremony.
  • 11th edition: Felicia Gruner and Jérémy Villevieille – Natuco
    “Customizable composting unit for easily recycling bio-waste in your apartment without any odors.”

The Université de Lyon would like to congratulate all the project leaders who took part in the Lyon Start Up program, with special congratulations to all the winners mentioned above.

Find out more about the Lyon Start Up program