It’s been a long night at VivaTech. The house hosted a very special competition — the very first TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris.

Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come up with something cool, something neat, something awesome. The only condition was that they are had 24 hours to work on their projects. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regulars. Some of them slept on the floor in a corner, while others drank too much Red Bull.

We could all feel the exhilaration in the air when the 64 squads took the stage to present a one-minute demo to impress fellow coders and our magistrates. But merely one squad could take home the grand award and EUR5, 000. So, without further ado, meet the TechCrunch Hackathon winner.

Winner: CommerceDNA

CommerceDNA autofills the detailed product, when the vendor uploads the image of the product he wants to sell.

Runner-Up# 1: AID

AID is an application to predict strokes and offer first assistance guide utilizing visual recognition.

Runner-Up# 2: EV Range Meter

EV Range Meter predicts your currently reachable region based on your current car battery level and energy consumption.


Nicolas Bacca, CTO, Ledger
Nicolas worked on card systems for 5 years at Oberthur, a leader in embedded digital security, ultimately as R& D Solution Architect. He left Oberthur to launch his company, Ubinity, which was developing smartcard operating systems.

He ultimately co-founded BT Chip to develop an open criterion, procure part based hardware billfold which eventually became the first version of the Ledger wallet.

Charles Gorintin, co-founder& CTO, Alan
Charles Gorintin is a French data science and engineering leader. He is a cofounder and CTO of Alan. Alan’s mission is to make it easy for people to be in great health.

Prior to co-founding Alan, Charles Gorintin was a data science leader at fast-growing social networks, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, where he worked on anti-fraud, growth, and social psychology.

Gorintin holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer science from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, a Master’s degree in Machine Learning from ENS Paris-Saclay, and a Masters of Financial Engineering from UC Berkeley- Haas School of Business.

Samantha Jerusalmy, Partner, Elaia Partners
Samantha joined Elaia Partners in 2008. She began her career as a consultant at Eurogroup, a consulting firm specialized in organisation and strategy, within the Bank and Finance division. She then joined Clipperton Finance, a corporate finance firm dedicated to high-tech growth companies, before moving to Elaia Partner in 2008. She became an Investment Manager in 2011 then a Partner in 2014.

Laure Nemee, CTO, Leetchi
Laure has spent her career in software development in various startups since 2000 after an engineer’s degree in computer science. She joined Leetchi at the very beginning in 2010 and has been Leetchi Group CTO since. She now works mainly on MANGOPAY, the pay service for sharing economy sites that was created by Leetchi.

Benjamin Netter, CTO, Lendix
Benjamin is the CTO of Lendix, the leading SME lending platform in continental Europe. Learning to code at 8, he has been since then experimenting ways to rethink way, travelling or finance utilizing technology. In 2009, in parallel with his surveys at EPITECH, he created one of the first French applications on Facebook( Questions entre amis ), which was used by more than half a million users. In 2011, he won the Foursquare Global Hackathon by reinventing the travel guidebook with Tripovore. In 2014, he launched Somewhere, an Instagram travel experiment acclaimed by the press. He is today reinventing with Lendix the route European companies get faster and simpler financing.

And finally here were our hackmasters that guided our hackers to success 😛 TAGEND

Emily Atkinson, Software Engineer/ MD, DevelopHer UK
Emily is a Software Engineer at Conde Nast Britain, and co-founder& Managing Director of women in tech network DevelopHer UK. Her technological role involves back-end services, infrastructure ops and tooling, site reliability and back-end product. Entering tech as an MSc Computer Science grad, she spent six years at online print startup MOO- working across the platform, including mobile web and product. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM& digital in 2016 Atkinson launched DevelopHer, a volunteer-run non-profit community aimed at increasing diversity in tech by empowering members to develop their career and abilities through events, workshops, networking and mentoring.

Romain Dillet, Senior Writer, TechCrunch
Romain attended EMLYON Business School, a leading French business school specialized in entrepreneurship. He covers many things from mobile apps with great design to manner, Apple, AI and complex tech accomplishments. He also speaks at major tech conferences. He likes pop culture more than anything in the world.

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