The Finalists were the three candidates in each continent - 15 entrepreneurs in total around the world - who passed the first round of the competition in May.
The 2008 Finalists
A local laboratory promoting the finest African cosmetics and essential oils.
Motorsports Apparel for Women
A marketing company selling premier apparel for women in motorsports.
Instituto de Implantes Cocleares
Cochlear implants for children and adults with severe to profound hearing loss.
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Accounting outsourcing and financial consulting for Cambodian businesses.
A biotech company aiming to improve the detection and treatment of ovarian cancer.
B.E Innovative Group Inc.
Devising interactive games to help students prepare for their exams.
The Finalists were coached by Cartier, McKinsey and INSEAD mentors in preparation of the second round where they were invited to Deauville (France) to present a detailed business plan and defend their projects in front of the Jury. Among them, the five most promising businesses, one from each continent, received the annual Cartier Women’s Initiative Award which includes 20 000 USD and one full year of coaching.Laureates 2010 Laureates 2009 Laureates 2007