DARE Days: two days to accelerate projects led by LVMH intrapreneurs



Pursuing the DARE LVMH intrapreneurial initiative (Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur), the Group organized the DARE Acceleration Days on June 18-19. The two-day agenda included a series of workshops – including networking, mentoring and master classes – designed to accelerate 20 projects identified during DARE events.  

Launched in 2017, the DARE LVMH program (Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur) embodies LVMH’s commitment to providing its talents with a channel enabling them to express their vision of innovation and transform this vision into concrete projects. Since this launch five DARE events have taken place around the world – in Paris,  Venice, Shanghai and New York – centered on themes ranging from reinventing the future of luxury, the environment and gender equality.

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Several DARE projects were presented this year during the EllesVMH event organized to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 13: Shero, an internal digital platform for sharing inspiring content (videos, podcasts and more) designed to empower the women of LVMH and achieve gender parity, along with the EllesVMH Inclusion Index. Both projects encourage a conversation around diversity across LVMH. Other DARE projects were presented during Viva Technology 2019, including Canvas of the Future, featuring Louis Vuitton bags with built-in screens.

To celebrate the success of the DARE program over the past two years, the DARE Acceleration Days welcomed 20 of the most active DARE intrapreneur teams in order to boost the development of their projects.

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The agenda included networking sessions with 13 startups from La Maison des Startups LVMH, the Group’s incubator at Station F, coaching sessions with 33 top managers from the Group and the Maisons, plus master classes and workshops led by LVMH experts. The two days offered the DARE teams a chance to pitch their solutions and find potential internal sponsors.

“The DARE Acceleration Days further strengthen LVMH’s commitment to supporting intrapreneurial initiative. We’re extremely proud to see all these talents from around the world continue to apply themselves with such passion to advance projects in which they really believe,” says Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies.