MumAnnie, the connected device that displays 2D patterns
IZICREA, the online platform of couture
The vision of IZICREA is to make the creativity expression more intuitive and faster than never. Therefore, we will make sure that your creations will adapt instantly to your shape based on measurements. Moreover, you will be able to create your own models thanks to a fun and easy-to-use software.
Directly from the available models, you will be able to build quickly and easily : dresses, stuffed toys, bags, patchworks, customizations, cosplays, etc.
In a few months, we will start our pre-sales through a “crowdsourcing campaign”. Therefore, WE need YOU! If you wish to be part of the adventure or simply follow the project, subscribe fast.
“When I was a little girl, my grand-mum MumAnnie taught me how to sew. What a creativity! Having her at my side, everything was so easy. No need to annoy myself with paper cutting, pinning and outlining. She was taking care of everything. When I was 9, my parents offered me my first sewing machine.
Today, somehow, we consider that she is at the just beginning of the idea. And especially, the electronic device that makes the use of patterns “easy and fun”. Moreover, MumAnnie is extraordinary. That’s why, to thank her, we named the device « MumAnnie ».
co-founder of the start-up
Idea generationNeed identification, the sewing patterns use is regularly “tedious” but “necessary”. Idea generation, the sewing patterns “easy and quick”.
Pre-incubation at FEE LyonTechThe Start-Up project joins the Entrepreneurship Program within INSA de Lyon. We follow a pedagogical acceleration curriculum, to build the value proposition, the business model and the financing strategy.
CGPME for Start-UpJoin the CGPME for Start-Up program, coaching organisation for Start-Ups. Workshops, headquarters and network provided by CGPME du Rhône.
1st functional mock-upA first version of the Proof of Concept device is accomplished. We realize the first creative workshops. The sewing lovers have fun with the device. Meanwhile, they provide us the first feedbacks.
Skill-based supportSkills-based sponsorship winner at “Youth Entrepreneur of the Year” in Lyon. 12 month personalized assistance offered by “Lanchou Conseil”
Prize « New Technologies »“New Technologies” winner prize of “Become an Innovative and Responsible Entrepreneur” Contest. Workshops and trainings are offered by the “Chamber of Commerce and Industry” of Lyon to develop our Business Model and Commercial Strategy.
Runner-Up of Web2DayWinner of the first pool of International Digital Contest Web2Day (8/208 projects) in Nantes.
“Youth Talents” GrantINSA de Lyon Foundation sustain the project and they offer the “Youth Talents” Grant. It allows us to focus on the Start-Up and to work at “300 km/h”
Incubation at PulsalysThe Start-Up enters into a business incubation at Pulsalys, an innovation accelerator. They provide us council and awareness on different aspects of business creation (finance, intellectual property, marketing, etc.)
Prize “Pépite”“Pépite” winner prize, provided by the “National Council of Higher Education and Research”. We become officially a high potential Start-up, nationally recognized.
”Beelys” incubation programJoin the Beelys program, the Entrepreneurship Student Diploma. It allows us to dispose of an office in a co-working space, workshops and 2 professional mentors.
Start-Up INSEEC ChallengeThree days innovation challenge proposed to a group of 3rd year students from INSEEC Business School. They studied the sewing pattern American market and the profile of sewing lovers.
Lyon Start-UpFour months’ acceleration program for innovative projects, with both contest and coaching to develop the project.
Runner-up of CIPOIZICREA is among the 12 finalists of Optic/Photonics Innovation Contest. It is addressed to innovative projects in the optic sector. It allowed us to gain in notoriety and value the optical innovation of our project.
IZICREA is launchedThe firm IZICREA is officially created. This day will forever be etched in memory because is the beginning of an amazing journey.
Beginning of DesignTechIn partnership with Saint-Etienne metropolis, we are collaborating with “Cité du Design” on the sewing pattern usage, in order to make the user experience more compelling. The first esthetical mock-ups are realized.
Finalist of BigBoosterWe are finalist of BigBooster International Program between Lyon and Boston. Both a contest and an acceleration program, we have the chance to be selected among the 20 Start-ups that are going to Boston to explore the American market.
Awards “Pépite” prizeAwards of « Pépite » prize iLAB - National Contest for Support of Technology Innovation Start-ups. Big honour for Natacha, co-founder of IZICREA to be among the winners.
Demonstrator MumAnnieAlmost one year after the beginning of the project, we are happy to announce that we accomplish our « prototype - demonstrator ». Do not hesitate to contact us if you are willing to test it and provide us your feedback.
Promotional videoWe became actors during this day. The shooting of our first IZICREA promotional video was held in the office of designers' school SupdeMod Lyon.
BigBooster Bootcamp BostonDuring the week 8-12 of February, we participated at BigBooster Bootcamp Boston, acceleration program within the business incubator « MassChallenge ». We reviewed the fundamentals, with an American approach, and we studied the American ecosystem.
We are two INSA Lyon engineers. Both interested in technologies and business, we are having a exciting adventure by developing and managing our innovative company.
Our first goal is to satisfy our clients. Our second one is to use high technologies for creative hobbies. And the third one, to give the chance to beginners to plunge in a journey that before they were afraid of.
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