PARIJS –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Tijdens het evenement CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS zijn voor de 20ste keer de SESAMES Awards uitgereikt. Jaarlijks worden daar de beste innovaties op het gebied van veilige betalingen, identificatie en mobiliteit bekroond. De prijsuitreiking vond plaats tijdens een ceremonie op de eerste dag van CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS op 17 november om 18.00 uur in het Jean Thèves Theater. In aanwezigheid van diverse prestigieuze gasten en de 33 finalisten werden de elf winnaars bekendgemaakt.
Dit jaar werd ter gelegenheid van het 20-jarig bestaan van de SESAMES Awards voor het eerst een Gouden SESAMES Award uitgereikt. Deze prijs ging naar de innovatie die dit jaar het meeste indruk op de jury had gemaakt. Alle winnaars mogen hun idee op woensdag 18 en donderdag 19 november presenteren voor INNOVATION TV.
THE SESAMES Awards 2015 : Announcement of the Winners
PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Organized in the heart of CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS, the 20th ceremony of the SESAMES Awards rewards every year the best innovations in the fields of secure payment solutions, identification and mobility. During this event, 11 winners have been awarded.
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Miguel Mateus winner of the 2015 Startup Challenge with the members of the jury. (Photo: Business Wire)
In 2015, the awards ceremony took place the first day of CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS, on 17th November at 6.00 p.m in the Jean Thèves Amphitheatre. In front of prestigious guests and the 33 finalists, 11 winners were rewarded for their innovations in favor of the digital security industry, payment and identification.
The SESAMES Awards rewarding innovation
As an undisputed hallmark of excellence, the SESAMES Awards are recognized globally, from all industry players. It is offering to its winners a unique exposure and an unequalled credibility.
Exceptionally this year, a GOLDEN SESAMES award has been given for the 20th anniversary of the competition. This prize rewards the innovation that most impressed the judges this year.
The winners of each category will have the opportunity to present their innovation during the “Innovation Breaks” and on “Innovation TV” on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November on the INNOVATION TV (hall 3).
The 11 winners of the SESAMES Awards 2015 by category:
CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS:
At CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015, on 18th November from 11.00 a.m.to 12:30 pm, 4 startups finalists of the 2015 Startup Challenge presented their project in front of a panel of experts and the public. The French startup Izicap is the winner of this contest aims to reward the most innovative solutions for the payment.
The Startup Challenge created in 2014 by CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS in partnership with Fabernovel represents a springboard that enables young entrepreneurs to gain visibility, secure funding and gain privileged access to their target market.
The French startup Izicap, created in 2013 by Miguel Mateus, won the Startup Challenge thanks to his project: a bank card loyalty scheme without the need for additional infrastructure. This innovation, an all-in-one tool, joins a loyalty and a payment card and helps small business owners to define a loyalty program to make them more competitive.
Miguel Matus, CEO of Izicap: “It was a great honor and encouragement for us to win this competition. It means that Izicap has been recognized by experts as an innovative company in the payment industry. This award allows us to view the future with confidence and move forward in developing this concept in which we strongly believe”.
Izicap has received €10,000 (including 5,000 Euros’ worth of consulting from GALITT). This startup will also be allocated a 6m2 Stand at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2016 trade event in Paris, and will be interviewed on INNOVATION TV.