The Jury was made up of professionals recognized in the sector for their business expertise with a start-up vision. The Jury first selected 3 finalists, and the winner was chosen by the public during the Paris Retail Awards ceremony on September 19th, 2017.
The decision was based on the initiative of the project, the construction that leads from the idea to the project and the potential for spin-offs for the sector.
Thierry Petit, Co-founder and Deputy CEO, showroomprivé.com
Thierry Petit is a co-founder, along with David Dayan, of Showroomprivé.com, which launched in 2006. He has been a Director and Deputy CEO of the Group since its creation. Thierry Petit began his career in digital agencies in 1995 and, at the age of 25, created the first price comparison tool in France (toobo.com), which was sold to Libertysurf in July 2000.
Thierry Petit has nearly 20 years of experience in launching start-ups. He is also vice-chairman of the Board of France Digitale. Thierry Petit studied telecommunications engineering.
Loïc Dosseur, Deputy CEO, Paris&Co
Matthieu Pellet, Digital Director, Intersport France
Carine Rebstock, International Retail Director, Orange Group
Romain Vidal, Associate, Caphorn
Claire Houry, Member of the Board, Ventech
Claire joined Ventech as General Partner in 2008. She focuses on Internet/Mobile Services and Software. She currently sits on the boards of Bonitasoft, Botify and Vestiaire Collective in France, and Asgoodasnew in Germany.
She was board member of Stickyads, video programmatic adtech solution (acquired by Comcast, US in May 2016) as well as b-process (acquired by Ariba, US) and Arkoon (acquired by Airbus group).
Alexandre Stopnicki, Educational Director of MBA MCI (Institut Léonard de Vinci) and Owner of 3h33.com, Newzitiv and NUMERILAND
Johanna Castel, Content and strategic animation Manager, Cap Digital