Hello, my name is Anne-Charlotte and I'm the founder of Spiky Community. Spiky's objective is to welcome and include newcomers in France more easily. How ? By bringing together and categorizing all the key information, actors and tools to settle, live and create links in France easily. And all this in a single free and multilingual mobile application.
In 2021, after more than 3 years as a digital project manager in a start-up in the e-health sector, I decide to embark on the entrepreneurial adventure.
I joined the Singa Lyon incubator to test the first prototype of the application
In September 2022, a first version of the application was launched in Lyon, Paris, Lille and Marseille. Since March 2023, I have been accompanied by the Singa Paris business accelerator!🚀
On a side note: As I returned to France after two years living abroad, I experienced the reverse culture shock. I missed the richness of intercultural exchanges, I needed to meet people from different backgrounds. So I decided to get closer to foreign people nearby to share experiences and help them get settled. I then realized the complexity of the formalities to settle in France: it’s a real administrative jungle with millions of pieces of information to figure out. Spiky Community was born like this
A little anecdote about the project? In English "Spiky" means "pointed". Calling the application "Spiky Community" is for me a way of encouraging people to come to grips with differences, not to be afraid of them and to see them as a great asset! The hedgehog logo came naturally to complete the name.🦔
Want to join the project or just chat? Don't hesitate to contact me via email Or LinkedIn, I would be happy to exchange views with you.