Launched in 2013, Yump (Young Urban Movement Project) is a free training program that helps young entrepreneurs in the suburbs to carry out their projects.
Originally from Sweden, the Yump initiative was adapted in France by Serge Malik, co-founder of the SOS Racisme association and specialist in urban cultures, as well as by two entrepreneurs, Tomas Fellbom and Alexander Keiller. 90 startupers are admitted to each session after selection at the project stage and benefit from 25 weeks of continuous training, professional monitoring and support during the first five years of the creation of their company.
“I was the boss of a publicly traded company and Alexander had just sold his business to an investment company. Clearly, we were bored and above all we wanted to give a boost to entrepreneurship in France, “said Tomas Fellbom in Les Échos last February.
Thanks to this six-month program, project leaders can follow group intelligence sessions coached by professionals. Only business projects with high potential for job creation and value over 3-5 years are considered. They will also receive online training, as well as a more nomadic one, with lectures given by expert executives during immersive residences in the services of partner companies such as Altran or LCL.
And it is on four different sites that Yump is deployed (Pantin, Choisy-le-Roi, Paris and Marseille), allowing startups to locate there more easily. They come from various sectors, such as fashion, services, sport and even catering.
Among these, Moukda Production, an audiovisual animation production company with an international vocation and the startup English 4 Frogs, which reconciles the French with English, are established at the Pantin academy. Fit Your World, a coaching agency for sports clubs, is deployed in Choisy-le-Roi and Marseille welcomes Abricotoit, a project that focuses on urban agriculture by producing fruits and vegetables close to the consumer .
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