/Sponsorship actions


Since 2007, Azulis Capital has supported Adie (a French association promoting business initiatives by individuals), by awarding each year’s to the winning candidates in a dedicated business competition, CréAdie—Elan d’Idées, with a prize. Adie is a charity that supports persons excluded from the labour market and the traditional banking system with the help of micro-credit financing. It supports its candidates upstream and downstream of their micro-business launch, contributing to their sustainability.

Founded in 1989 by Maria Nowak, Adie, by pioneering micro-credit in France and Europe, has awarded more than 148,000 micro-credits to date, and contributed to the creation of more than 136,000 enterprises. Remarkably, those funded by Adie have a two-year survival rate of 74% and 84% insertion rate (after two years). Adie has been chaired by Frédéric Lavenir, since september 2016.

The CréAdie–Elan d’Idées competition is designed to highlight success stories among those founding their businesses with Adie’s support. A jury of entrepreneurs, representatives of Adie and Azulis Capital, singled out 10 prize winners with the best projects on March 19, 2019, from a short-list of 60 contestants in France and its Territories.

- Prix « Rebond » : Saïda HESSABI, Afghan and french food restaurant/catering services (région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes)

- Prix « Vitalité des territoires » : Ivan PURRI, italian restaurant (région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes)

- Coup de cœur (dans la catégorie « Rebond ») : Eric BERGER, mobile blade sharpener for hairdressers, farmers and individuals (région Bourgogne Franche-Comté)

- Coup de cœur (dans la catégorie « Rebond ») : Zaven TARZYAN, carpenter/cabinet maker (région Grand Est)

- Coup de cœur (dans la catégorie « Vitalité des territoires ») : Lisette NTANTA, Appart-hotels maintenance, laundry renting and catering equipment services (région Ile-de-France)

- Coup de cœur (dans la catégorie « Vitalité des territoires ») : Alice DUBRE, travelling grocery store (région Nouvelle Aquitaine)

- Coup de cœur supplémentaire (dans la catégorie « Vitalité des territoires »): Anthony MAKE, manufacturing of wooden paddles (Polynésie Française)

- Coup de cœur (dans la catégorie « Jeunes ») : Aram AZIZYAN, wine shop (région Bourgogne Franche-Comté)

- Coup de cœur (dans la catégorie « Economie Sociale et Solidaire ») : Mylène CENDRE, production of milk and goat cheese products (région Bourgogne Franche-Comté)

- Le Grand Prix CréAdie - Elan d’Idées (designated by social Netwoork) : Zaven TARZYAN, carpenter/cabinet maker in Thionville (région Grand Est)