July 2, 2022

PARIS: Corentin and Romain PHILIPPE, twins at the service of connected sport

A start-up incubated at the YEC (Young Entrepreneur Center).

Organized by the Young Entrepreneur Center (YEC) and the Technopole de l’Aube, Game of Brain is the only “idea booster” event bringing together the 4 Pépites incubators of the Grand Est region (ETENA in Strasbourg, Le PeeL in Metz and Nancy, Potential in Reims and the YEC in Troyes). On November 27 and 28, 11 project leaders from these incubators met for two intensive days with some sixty students from 11 Troyes establishments and schools in the region. They were thus able to take advantage of everyone’s transversal skills to boost their project.

Among the winners, the project of two young Trojan students, BuildWorkout, was selected for second place with financial support of € 2,000. Their project is incubated by the YEC, the Young Entrepreneur Center, which supports young people for 6 months to develop and propel their ideas.

Game Of Brain, the only event bringing together all the Pépites incubators of the Grand Est region

« Since 2017, Game of Brain represents an innovative approach to entrepreneurship that values ​​the diversity of profiles to create synergies, impact ideas and open the field of possibilities for the development of the startups of tomorrow. »Francis Bécard, General Manager of the Aube en Champagne Technopole

Game of Brain mobilizes the student ecosystem of the Grand Est region to promote the promoters of innovative projects in the region. During 48 intensive hours, the selected entrepreneurs from regional nuggets work as a team with a group of students with diverse but complementary skills (engineering, graphic design, communication, business plan, etc.) to boost their project before presenting it to a jury. experts.

This year, 11 start-up projects carried out by students supported by the 4 Pépites incubators of the Grand Est Region were able to compare their ideas with students from 11 higher education establishments in Troy (EPF – School of engineers, ESTP , Groupe Saint-Joseph – La Salle Troyes, IUMM, IUT de Troyes, URCA – University of Reims Champagne Ardenne, UTT – University of Technology of Troyes, Y SCHOOLS bringing together SCBS – South Champagne Business School, Pigier Troyes, École Supérieure de Tourisme and Higher School of Design).

In all, around sixty participants gathered during work sessions in multidisciplinary teams, coaching and workshops (design thinking and pitch), before passing in front of a jury made up of personalities from higher education establishments in Troy.

Three prizes were awarded this year, the first prize for the Butternot project, an alternative to butter and margarines without fat and made from vegetables; the second prize for the BuildWorkout project, a platform that brings together athletes and coaches while facilitating the practice of sport; and the third and final prize for the A new world project! became during the event Elivgarde, an immersive amusement park based on the role-playing video game (RPG).

Among the 11 projects proposed, 3 projects came from the YEC, Young Entrepreneur Center, an incubator located at the Technopole de l’Aube en Champagne which supports young student entrepreneurs free of charge for 6 months. Within the YEC, and in parallel with their studies or their internship, they can test, develop and propel their ideas.

112 entrepreneurs and 73 projects have already been incubated at YEC, for 42 businesses created.

BuildWorkout, the application that facilitates the practice of sport

Officially launched in September 2021 and voted second in the latest edition of Game of Brain, BuildWorkout is a startup led by twins Corentin and Romain Philippe. Linking their passion for sport, of course, but also for IT, this coaching platform for athletes and coaches revolves around two facets:

On the one hand, individuals register to play sports by accessing content adapted to the disciplines they practice (bodybuilding, basketball, yoga, gymnastics, crossfit, etc.). For 100% personalized programs, they can subscribe to coaches who will help them achieve their goals, at prices accessible to all. On the other hand, coaches wishing to develop their activity also have the possibility of integrating the platform. Boost of visibility, free definition of the subscription price, live interactions (individual or group), simplified accounting and payments with invoice generator, BuildWorkout is positioned as a complete tool for professionals. Whatever the legal form of his activity (AS, SARL, EI, micro-enterprise), the coach can register very easily to share content. Open as a free “Discover” offer to test the system in open access, BuildWorkout then has a standard and pro paid plan, which can be canceled at any time.

« Since the health crisis, the digital sport market has been booming. However, for an independent coach, creating a website is particularly expensive. BuildWorkout is here to offer them a functional tool with all the services they need to grow online, reduce their organizational load and increase their income. On the other hand, athletes can find on our application all the content they want with a single click: their programs, their courses, being put in touch with a coach, booking a session in a few clicks. “ Corentin Philippe, co-founder of BuildWorkout

With more than 400 registered already, BuildWorkout will benefit over the next six months from the support of the YEC to develop, benefiting from a rich ecosystem and advice from specialized experts who will maximize the chances of success of the start-up. This support will enable it to reach out to the French market more widely and to achieve its objective: 20,000 active users by 2023.

About the Aube Technopole

The Technopole de l’Aube en Champagne, an incubator for more than sixty start-ups and specializing in supporting innovative projects, is based in Troyes. For 21 years, she has put all her expertise at the service of the establishment and emancipation of innovation in the region. 12,500 m2 of offices, a 40 hectare business park, a network of experts from the mobilized territory (managers, lawyers, lawyers, funders, business angels, etc.), a strong campus of higher education establishments ( Research labs, technological university, engineering school, design school, tourism school, business school, SUPINF, etc.) are united around a desire to boost the territory. www.technopole-aube.fr