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Dela II Accelerator
in partnership with Ashoka 

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Developing new mechanisms of social inclusion and full citizenship for at-risk populations in France

Simplon is developing new mechanisms of social inclusion and full citizenship. Based on the enormous demand for people who have basic digital knowledge such as coding and information technology, he is opening unexplored integration opportunities in the web sector to offer immediate sustainable work for at-risk populations.

Since the eighties, the unemployment rate has constantly increased in France to reach 10% of the population, and more than 20% for young people between 15 and 25 years old. If several professional integration programs exist, run by public players or social enterprises, most of them fail to adapt themselves to the rapid changes and new needs of the labor market.

Simplon's vision is to utilize digital transformation as a powerful vehicle for social innovation - enabling those who struggle to access training or the job market to become the talents of tomorrow, by finding a job or becoming an entrepreneur.

Social entrepreneurs, especially those taking a systemic approach, have a positive impact on people, society and the planet; I consider it a privilege to be able to support them with my experience of leading major changes, coaching and digital transformation across geographies and cultures, so that they can accelerate and scale up their impact. Helping others succeed is what gives me the best energy!

IKEA Strategy Partner
Paolo Cinelli
Group Chief Digital and Information Officer for Al Sulamain Group