CEO & cofounder, Wheeliz
BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:
With a degree from the CELSA, Charlotte de Vilmorin has worked 2 years in advertising before founding Wheeliz in 2015, the first car rental website between individuals in wheelchairs. Having disabilities herself and therefore confronted to difficulties with transportation for those with reduced mobility, she created a solidary community in France of people who own cars and are ready to help out those in wheelchairs. Wheeliz has been elected best Social Innovation project by the European Commission, and aims to internationalize to allow all individuals with reduced mobility to travel at a low cost.
ACHIEVEMENT / What does the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum consist of?
Wheeliz allows individuals in wheelchairs to travel more easily thanks to collaboration and solidarity. The platform allows owners of cars equipped with a ramp or a specific driver station to rent it out directly to a person who needs it anywhere in France, at a low cost.
LOCATION / Where do you lead your project/company (city, region and country)?
All around France.