[caption id="attachment_25039" align="alignnone" width="640"] Get in the Ring 2016 winners. Photo: JCEM[/caption]
The Monaco Junior Chamber of Commerce is organising the “Get in the Ring” competition on December 1 for the fourth year in a row.
This international event, which is in English, brings together talented startups which compete against each other in front of an audience of investors, influencers and potential customers.
MonacoTech, the newly established Incubator-Accelerator initiative in Monaco will welcome these startups for a Coaching Day where mentors from all sectors, such as Marketing, Finance, Law, and New Technologies, will be with them to help them prepare for the Competition. The day will last from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm.
[caption id="attachment_25040" align="alignnone" width="640"] Get in the Ring 2016 JCEM team. Photo: JCEM[/caption]
The main event will be Night Pitching, an American-style show with a ring in its centre, rather like a boxing match, which will take place from 6 pm to 11 pm at the Meridien Beach Plaza. The spotlight will be on startups which that defend their projects seeking the acceleration for the growth they believe in.
There will be five intense 30-second rounds per participant touching on presentation, achievements, market research, and financial analysis. This will be followed by questions from the jury composed of investors.
The competition is held in English and welcomes a wide audience. The winner of the competition will be directly qualified for the world final of “Get in the Ring” to be held in March 2018, whose venue remains a secret. The evening at Meridien Beach Plaza will end with a networking cocktail.
Booking on: www.gitr-monaco.com
[caption id="attachment_25147" align="alignnone" width="640"] Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella visit micro-creche A Farandola with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene on November 14. Photo: Eric Mathon/Palais Princier[/caption]
On Tuesday, November 14, the Prince Sovereign and Princess Charlene, accompanied by their children, the Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella (who turn 3 on December 10), visited the micro-nursery A Farandola, which has been open since early September.
Guided by the Director Aurore Suisse, they were accompanied by Mayor Georges Marsan, Chloé Boscagli-Leclercq, Communal Councillor for Early Childhood, and Didier Gamerdinger, Minister of Heatlh and Social Affairs, representing the Minister of State.
The micro-nursery is in the same building – "Les Villas Des Pins" – as the two other micro-nurseries, A Ribambela and A Riturnela, inaugurated respectively in 2010 and 2011.
With an area of 127 square metres, this state-owned apartment has been completely transformed to accommodate 10 young children. The work was made possible by a generous donor, Oleksandr Boguslayev, who wanted to provide financial support for a project for early childhood.
In his speech, the mayor sincerely thanked the donor, but also Isabelle Cellario, Head of the Social Action Service of the Town Hall, and Jean Ferry, Chief of the Communal Technical Services, as well as their respective teams, for their work on this project.
With this new micro-nursery in the Hector Otto district, the total capacity of the three facilities today is 30 places – a necessity with the forthcoming completion of the Engelin building, which will generate an increase in the number of requests for nursery places. One of the priorities of the Communal Council is to meet this growing demand.
While elected officials are primarily focussed on the long term solutions, it has been necessary to find intermediate solutions neighbourhood by neighbourhood. The micro-nursery system has helped to provide a rapid response pending the delivery of the next municipal nursery by 2021 with Testimonio II.
[caption id="attachment_23261" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Monaco Life[/caption]
Another national general strike in France will seriously disrupt travel on Thursday, November 16, as a number of trade unions continue their protest against changes in the labour laws.
Rail travel will be affected from about 7 pm on Wednesday, November 15, and disruption will continue until Friday, November 17, 8 am. A detailed list of cancelled trains will be published by SNCF during Wednesday.
Air Traffic Controllers have been asked by the militant CGT union to strike, and this will have a considerable impact on air travel. Public transport in Nice is also affected.
Teachers have also been asked to take part, while workers in several hospitals have already indicated they will participate in the day of protest.