Our alumni are not sitting idly by!

11 June 2020

Following on from the initiatives already shared, our alumni remain just as mobilised and active. We are proud of the work they are doing both professionally and personally, and proud to tell the rest of our community about their initiatives.  Well done once again and thank you to all!  

For health workers

- Fabrice Pancrazi (SK 1991), head of consultancy relations at IBM Cloud France, raised  €17,000 for health workers by completing an ultra trail run (163 km, 55,000 steps) in his hometown of Colombes during the lockdown.
More info here

- Amandine Dijoux (SK 2011), founder and owner-operator of Papangue atelier créatif, collaborated with a paediatric centre in Canada during the lockdown to offer activities aimed at families or children, in the form of videos, tutorials and templates. She also launched some DIY kits that are available for delivery and include a one-hour video session with her from the comfort of home.
More info here


For companies/professionals 

- Gavin Lelarge (SK 2018), co-founder of Epopey, is running a project to support our French restaurant owners. Epopey will be selling unique jerseys bearing symbols of different regions in France to support the restaurateurs. All profits will go to the buyer’s favourite establishment, thanks to the solidarity-based initiative "sauvermonbar". The person buying the jersey will decide which establishment receives the associated profits.
More info here

- Juliette Arpin (SK 2018), a social entrepreneurship apprentice in sustainable food systems at Vert d'Iris International, has used the lockdown as an opportunity to start selling boxes of vegetable grown within a radius of less than 15 km from the centre of Brussels, as a way to generate business for Belgian farmers who have been hard hit by the crisis. 
More info here

- Laura Virleux (SK 2019), founder of Artisans de Paris, an event catering service that uses organic products made by local artisans, has continued to support her artisans affected by the COVID-19 crisis and to promote their skills.
More info here


For private individuals 

- Celine Payelle (SK 2005), a marketing and communications freelancer in Montreal, is offering her assistance, support and time, a helping hand for those in the community who are looking for work, or anyone else who might need it.
To contact her, click here

- Charlotte Gaillard-Dubost (SK 1997), founder and owner-operator of Mégara & Berceau Magique in Toulon, is launching a wonderful solidarity-based initiative called "Bébé Info Service” to support new or future parents who are feeling helpless and worried about their children’s health in the face of COVID-19. 
More info here 

Laura Giacco (SK 2009), co-founder of Boomerang, a grocery store in Mouans Sartoux, set up a click & collect service and a home delivery option during the lockdown.
More info here

- Karen Albertelli (SK 1995), founder of Mademoiselle Croisette, participated in a solidarity-based mask making initiative run by the City of Cannes. 
More info here


Tell us about your projects, ideas and innovations connected with the COVID-19 situation. Email us at We will be happy to share your initiatives with the community.
Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. See you soon!