71% of young people think they need financial support
Survey and interview with Bénédicte Samson, CEO of Moovjee, an association that rewards each year (since 2009) entrepreneurs’ projects (1) aged between 18 and 30 in 5 categories(2) through a jury of 120 professionals.
Thus, the laureates benefit from financial aid but also from support through training workshops, mentoring and the support of a network.
What is the key to the success of entrepreneurial projects?
«The personality, capacity and will of young entrepreneurs» according to Bénédicte Samson. Through her 9 years of experience hor first lesson is to «trust young people, man is the most important». According to her, a project can improve to be realistic and achievable if it is carried by someone persevering and motivated.
According to the young people, financial means are necessary (71% of the answers in a sample of 1000 young people) (3), experience (50%), market confidence (40%) and an innovative idea (29%). As for the personality of the entrepreneur, he must be passionate, manager, leader and risk taker (44% to 42% for each of these responses).