About

Transforming businesses and talent through challenges

 

We connect businesses and organizations with innovators from across the entire world through the Agorize platform. 

Because the best ideas can come from anywhere.

Our mission

To create new synergies between businesses and key players in innovation:

Students, developers, startups and employees.

Agorize is the missing link between:

Companies and organizations seeking out innovative ideas, talent, partnerships and digital transformation.

Innovators from across the world who want to be identified by and provide value to organizations and businesses.

6 reasons to launch an open innovation challenge

Innovate more quickly

Collaborate with 5 million innovators from across the entire world and source innovative solutions for your business.

Work with startups

Identify and sign partnerships with the most innovative startups in your sector.

Recruit and reach out

Test and recruit the best talent. Boost your employer brand.

Reveal your employees’ potential

Boost your teams’ engagement by stimulating their creativity as a way of dealing with your business challenges.

Accelerate your digital transformation

Increase your operational effectiveness and competitiveness thanks to the opportunities provided by digital tools.

Promote intrapreneurship

Reveal the intrapreneurship potential of your employees and allow great ideas to flourish within your business.

How Agorize started

2010

Charles, Yohann and Yohan meet while studying for a Master’s degree at HEC/Télécom ParisTech

They work on case studies, providing concrete responses to strategic issues encountered by major groups


They realize the untapped potential of students and businesses working together

2010

Charles, Yohann and Yohan meet while studying for a Master’s degree at HEC/Télécom ParisTech

They work on case studies, providing concrete responses to strategic issues encountered by major groups


They realize the untapped potential of students and businesses working together

2011


The 3 co-founders create their startup – Studyka, which brings together students and big groups

Bouygues Construction is the first major company to trust in Studyka

CANAL+ then decides to launch an open innovation challenge and collaborate with students

Studyka wins the Réseau Entreprendre award

The startup joins the incubator LeCamping (now NUMA)

2012

Google and TF1 trust in Studyka and launch their first
open innovation challenge

First employees hired – the startup grows to 5 people

Studyka wins at Scientipôle Initiatives

Move to Télécom ParisTech’s incubator

Three new communities are added alongside students: hackers (Hackateam), startups (UpWeStart) and employees

Google UK and Bank of America are Studyka’s first international clients

2013

The Bouygues Group takes a stake in the startup’s capital through its investment fund Bouygues Initiatives

Studyka wins the BforBank Prix de l’Entrepreneur award

The first large-scale marketing campaign takes place – a print advertising campaign in the Paris metro

2014

Studyka becomes Agorize! The change of name better reflects the diversity of its communities of innovators

Agorize raises €3 million from renowned investors and from the BPI: Publicis, Orange, Bouygues Télécom (Iris Capital, Capnamic Ventures)

The team grows and now has 15 employees

Agorize is awarded the SFR Jeunes Talents Startup prize in the
‘Business Digitalization’ category…

… and also wins the Frenchweb – Microsoft Azure award!

First steps towards international reach as an office opens in San Francisco

2015

Team-building trip to Tenerife in the Canary Islands

Agorize continues to recruit and reaches 40 employees…

… before moving to its own premises in Paris, near the Place de la Bastille

Agorize joins Promo HP Start-up

Then opens offices in Stuttgart to strengthen its presence in Europe

Launch of the first Europe-wide hackathon: Hack4Europe

2016

A new wave of recruitment – 50 people are now part of the Agorize adventure!

Agorize is ranked 215th in the FrenchWeb 500

The Agorize platform is voted ‘Best Collaborative SaaS Platform’ by FrenchTech

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We have offices in Paris, Stuttgart, MontrealHong Kong Singapore and Tokyo.

Feel free to pop in to chat with us, have a coffee, or even put your ping-pong skills to the test against our Olympic champions πŸ™‚

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