Gobi, an impact company that offers designer, eco-designed products 100% made in France, is an official partner of VivaTech, the largest European meeting dedicated to start-ups and technological innovation.
The 2021 edition, which will take place in Paris from June 16 to 19, is reinventing itself in a hybrid form that mixes face-to-face and digital.
The event, which takes place in an area of 25,000 m2, is equipped for the first time with 17 fountains. Gobi is helping to make Viva Tech a zero waste and zero risk Covid event by distributing 1,700 personalized Gobi to teams, speakers and VIP participants. In a context of strict sanitary conditions, Gobi makes it possible to avoid the exchange of gourds or water bottles while reducing the use of single-use plastic bottles and therefore waste.
For each use, a suitable Gobi model. Thus the Gobi Street, light and resistant, will equip the logistics staff, while the Gobi Indoor, in glass and elegant, will take place on the tables in front of speakers or in the hands of VIPs. The two models will also be presented in the press area so that everyone can choose the one that corresponds to them.
“We had the chance to renew our partnership with Gobi this year and to enrich it by offering our target audiences ecological gourds that everyone can reuse as they wish. This partnership embodies our zero waste and zero waste approach, one of our 10 commitments of the VivaTech Pact for the 2021 edition. “Thibault Merz, Tech4Good Programmer and CSR manager.
“Our partnership with VivaTech came about naturally because we share the same values around innovation and CSR. The challenge is threefold: to show together that an event can reinvent itself and say no to disposable, present our eco-designed bottles and prove that we can produce differently and in France, and bring a concrete and joyful ecology to our organizations. ” Florence Baitinger, co-founder of Gobi.
Find Gobi at the start-up stand C34-003 at the VivaTech trade fair.
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In 2010, while the gourds are far from suspecting that they will take another 10 years to bloom in the tote bag, Gobi is born in the well-hydrated minds of 3 former colleagues and friends, Florence, Xavier and Samuel. It is a question of “creating the click”! That of an ecology without judgment, accessible to all.
To accelerate change, Gobi begins by making the bet to convince companies and organizations: Large groups, cities, NGOs, startups, theaters, ministries, SMEs, schools, film shoots, Gobi gets everyone on board! Until producing all of the COP21 bottles in 2015. After having transformed the habits of hundreds of thousands of people in their professional routines, Gobi now offers its positive products to the general public and is expanding its offer to support all our moments and our lifestyles.
Gobi is the first eco-design brand 100% made in France.