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60 participants, 11 teams, 3 projects selected … DARE – Disrupt, Act, Risk to be an Entrepreneur – the open innovation and professional development program for LVMH staff, is back! The second edition, dubbed “DARE Green”, is dedicated to solving environmental challenges, inviting participants to transform their ideas into full-fledged business plans. Follow highlights during three days of intensive creativity and innovation.
Centered on the theme of the environment, DARE Green echoes the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the LVMH Environment Department on September 20th.
This new edition of the DARE program, welcomed 60 international participants from some 15 LVMH Maisons, along with 15 students from our Partner schools and Ecole 42. This initiative challenges LVMH talents to try new ways of collaboration inspired by a startup spirit in order to co-create innovative projects that support sustainable luxury.
The first day kicked off with pitch sessions. Twelve of the 35 projects submitted were selected by the participants and 11 teams were formed, each including one or two students.
During Day 2 the 11 teams moved forward with their projects with support from mentors, including CEOs from LVMH Maisons and external experts on sustainability.
The agenda for the last day of DARE Green saw participants put the finishing touches on their projects and deliver their final pitches to a jury of LVMH executives, including Chantal Gaemperle, Group EVP Human Resources & Synergies, and Antoine Arnault, member of LVMH Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer of Berluti and Chairman of Loro Piana. Best of luck to everyone!