The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s review organised a special edition of its famous contest in partnership with Le Figaro Etudiant and dedicated to promote France’s young innovator pool.
During this contest, renamed TR35 MIT France just for the occasion, two ambitious entrepreneurs were rewarded for their innovative spirit and ideas. While David Fattal was awarded Innovator of the Year thanks to his invention of a revolutionary process allowing Smartphones and Ipads users to view 3D images without wearing special glasses, Pierre-Emmanuel Grange, an EMLYON Business School graduate of 2002, was awarded the Solidarity Innovator prize of the year.
At age 34, Pierre-Emmanuel Grange is now in the spotlight of MIT and a new entrepreneurial star thanks to his company microDON. With the aspiration to make a difference in the world, the young entrepreneur founded microDON in 2005 after discovering the concept of micro-donations in Mexico. The company is a social enterprise aiming to develop tools to help associations raise funds for their causes through special donation cards found in supermarkets and salary donations.
Being awarded with an MIT prize is a true honor and definite stepping stone to give a new boost to social companies such as microDON.