At the ceremony, entrants gave business pitches and participated in an intensive Q&A. Semi-finalists were then determined by a jury with members that represented wide-ranging areas of expertise in various businesses and industries. The jury assessed each entry and evaluated their business overviews and pitches against the five criteria: Clarity, Market and Customer Needs Analysis, Innovation, Entrepreneurial Background of Entrants, and Early Market Success. The jury also considered environmental, social, and governance factors in the business model and practices.
Aptivio had the distinct honor of being selected as a finalist for the award and was represented by CEO Guy Mounier. Aptivio is grateful for the opportunity to represent and promote French-American entrepreneurship, and we thank FAEA for recognizing our work.
For more on this event, please take a look at this short clip from the evening.