Charif Hamidi. Studied in the US at Park University. Consultant at Deloitte Consulting Various experiences in entrepreneurship: Created my first venture 9 years ago: A franchise of taxiphones; Participated in the launching of an e-Marketing consulting company specialized in the health industry; Took part in the creation of a start up in the field of social media and digital technologies. Various experiences in nonprofit leadership: Founder of FLO: Financial Literacy organization that aims to improve the financial literacy level college students and prevent financial meltdowns such as the 2008 subprime crisis; Former President of a Chapter of People to People International (PTPI); Served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Park University as well as in a group of special advisors to the President in the domains of strategic planning, CRM, and Technology. Baptiste Decarra. Studied in Paris at Dauphine University. Consultant at Deloitte Consulting 1st experience in entrepreneurship Association interest : Helping unemployed people (Solidarité Nouvelle Face au Chômage) Panel member for the selection of social enterprise projects (Institut de l’innovation et de l’entrepreunariat social – Chaire Essec, Global Social Venture Competition) Mostly important I feel myself a HAPPY CAMPER!!!
Paris is ranked 3rd most beautiful city in the world. (World Travel) Paris is ranked most romantic city (Trip Advisor) Paris is ranked 6th rudest city in the world (MSN Travel) Paris is ranked most unfriendly hosts in Europe.(Trip Advisor) http://en.ria.ru/russia/20080312/101179103.html Paris has lost its number one destination spot years ago to London and Bangkok (Time Magazine)
Jordan Burchette, CNN reporter, about Parisians: « Pouty, self-righteous, indolent, aloof, tempestuous, hot. The contemptibility of Parisians is exceeded only by the self-hatred among those of us who lust for them» http://travel.cnn.com/worlds-most-romantic-cities-491261 Paris tackles rudeness to tourists with new manual (Reuters)
Happy Camper International (HCI) is a social enterprise that has a very simple objective; offering the citizens and visitors of Paris a priceless service: “making their day”. The organization’s main asset is its volunteers; they like to call themselves the . Like the superheroes from the Justice League? You bet! Except that they are REAL superheroes. These volunteers will go in groups at the main attractions and buildings of Paris dressed with their berets and marinière shirts and volunteer their time to help the citizens and tourists of the City of Light. HCI plans on Leveraging the know-how and field experience to earn a credibility and an expertise to serve the city on a larger scale and develop an international network of branches in big cities (London, NYC, Montreal…) to fulfill the HCI mission “making the world a better place, one smile at a time… ” A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing profits for external shareholders. Social enterprises can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit, and may take the form of a co-operative, mutual organization, a disregarded entity, a social business, or a charity organization. According to a Duke University professor and author David Rendall, social enterprise could be the future of non-profit funding. Social enterprises are purposefully nimble, agile, and quick. Social enterprises embrace innovation. Social enterprises develop programs or businesses that fund themselves with revenue streams. Social enterprises clearly communicate their “why”. Social enterprises immediately live their vision, some nonprofits spend months writing their vision. Social enterprises succeed on simplicity, nonprofit organizations create their own complexity. Social enterprises attract funding and foundation support with their market–based strategies. TOM shoes – Jimmy Fairly
Rise in power Recruiting activities Defining and planning bootcamps and classic activities Media/Branding Strategy Elaboration Establishing tools and methodologies for census and beneficiary service evaluation purposes, such as questionnaires, a visitor’s book, and data mining tools to track the HCI impact empirically and qualitatively. This database will serve as an important foundation to the launching of phase 2. Investigating potential public and private source of revenues and sponsorships
Development & Consolidation Continuous development strategy focused on recruiting and events Implementation and refining of media strategy Expanding and diversifying activities and events other than the traditional bootcamps and “Happy Camps” Developing a strong, committed HCI community internally and externally and building synergies Creating international branches to form an international network of HCI Planning fundraising events and campaigns
Built up: Creation/usage of management tools: dashboards, surveys, BI Reporting tools, Project Planning potential proposals and partnerships Launching of Fundraising campaigns
Application & Development:
Hiring full time coordinator Building project offers and proposals (commercial and non-commercial) Approaching the mayor’s office and the city council of Paris for contracts Define and distinguish mature services
For starters, a fresh “Bonjour” with a smile: A smile travels a million faces, and with happiness comes peace as well. Cheesy, you say? Sure, but how about you look up the following psychology terms: mimicry and emotional contagion. Also, check out this Research conducted in Sweden that exposed participants to images of faces while they monitored their facial muscles through electromyographs. Metro Help Paris has one of the best metro and transportation services in the world. 48 travelers per second take the metro throughout the 303 stations of the city. Many of these people are lost, do not speak the language, or have trouble carrying their luggage… And that is when we step up! First Aid Some of the Happy Campers will be sent to obtain their European First Aid certification as part of the “Happy Camper Bootcamp”. Moreover, all of them will be equipped with Band-Aids, ointments, and hand sanitizer to give away for free to whoever is in need. After all, how many times have you cut yourself accidently and wished you just had that one Band-Aid… Informational services Happy Campers know the city pretty well, and will definitely be at your entire disposal to hand you maps and guide you as best as they can to get to your destination. Multilingual Services Happy Campers have lots of talents; being multilingual is one of them. They will give you directions to get around the city in all kinds of languages and help you understand that sign you spent hours trying to decipher.
Small Business Outreach Happy Camper International will reach out to local businesses to provide them CRM training services, help them grow their activities, and develop greater customer satisfaction. City and Community Outreach Happy Camper International will become the number one partner of the city of Paris. We will work collaboratively with the city council, mayor’s office, schools, colleges, and other entities to facilitate community development initiatives.
Champs-Elysées Champs de Mars Place de Saint-Michel
10. Earn a free beret, marinière and scarf… You know you want to look as cool as I do... 9. Sharpen your foreign language skills. 8. Dare yourself to create an impact and push your limits. 7. Create a network and land the opportunity. 6. The ultimate satisfaction of helping your city. 5. Acquire leadership skills 4. Have a story to tell when applying for that MBA or masters you have been wanting so bad. 3. Become a social entrepreneur. Co-found a new kind of social enterprise. 2. Leaving a legacy behind you that will go on for years. 1. Be not just happy, but a Happy Camper