Les coachs du Startup Weekend Genève
Monter une startup en 54h va vous demander une vitesse d’exécution folle car vous allez devoir prendre beaucoup de décisions importantes en très peu de temps (je sens que la pression monte, non?)
Pour vous aider dans ces tâches, nous avons recruté rien que pour vous une incroyable équipe d’entrepreneurs et de professionnels. Ils seront présents pendant tout le weekend à vos côtés pour vous aider et répondre aux questions que vous allez vous poser.
Voici la liste des coachs qui se font une joie de vous accompagner pendant le Startup Weekend Genève
Benedict Stalder is an entrepreneur and a management consultant. Next to interim and turnaround management projects Benedict invests his time in angel management for startup companies. Benedict is a mechanical engineer with a track record as an early serial entrepreneur and as an executive in information technology and manufacturing. Benedict brings senior management, strategy, sales & marketing expertise and a sharp eye on today’s entrepreneuring world.
Caroline Schmitt has a solid track record in e-Marketing and e-Commerce, she brings full integrated marketing strategies, processes and structures. Her executive background in Internet Sales, Marketing & Communications and Customer Service is a strong base for her activities on Internet guided selling techniques, mastering emailing tools, web analytics, SEO, SEM to drive increased lead generation, revenue, community size, site utilization and customer retention.
Jean-François Blachon was one of the founding partners of a global B2B platform for the manufacturing industry and later was the CTO of a leading B2C platform in Switzerland. Today, he is a partner and CTO of different companies in Europe and the US. Jean-François excells at overall application architecture and technical design of SOA-based platforms supporting the collaborative development of 3rd-party functionality and enhanced integration between clients and alliance partners. Jean François manages teams in Europe, in the US and in Asia.
Nelio Barros is a design strategist specialized in visual communications. His international background got him to work as motion designer, identity designer and in research and development.Nelio has an holistic approach to design and branding, and develops new ideas in the areas of digital design, animation, photography, video, typography and interactive design allying fundamental principles to cutting edge practices.
Roman Bourquin is a serial entrepreneur, in his ventures he enjoyed successes and suffered failures.His current startup offers cloud centric solutions and was one of the very first companies to obtain the Google Apps Authorized Reseller Label in Switzerland.Roman enjoys doing business in the fast paced Internet world, he is quick in understanding the problem and steering the boat in the right direction.
François Gilardoni is a senior executive who has lived and worked throughout the U.S. and Europe and who has built a solid body of experience in the high technology industry for almost two decades. His forte is to raise business valuation of early stage ventures, advise in seed investments and oversee business turnarounds in the Healthcare, IT, Oil & Gas, Cleantech and Finance industries. He holds a PhD (cum laude) in Computational Chemistry, as well as degrees in Environmental Science and Computing.
Bernino Lind has been a Brick layer, Lawnmower, Postman and a Cleaner. His dad taught him to work hard, building value with focus and determination. Bernino founded numerous startups in various sectors including internet ISP, TV, land mine detection, micro finance and commodity trading. Some of his ventures were sold, others went bust and one made an IPO. He still can park a 5 meter delivery truck in any urban environment.
David Galbraith worked as an architect before founding 4 internet startups and an incubator over the last 14 years, in London, then San Francisco and New York. He has co-created several technical standards such as RSS and is a specialist in online product design.
Jean de Wolff spent his 20+ years career in technology oriented companies. As an entrepreneur he started several ventures that have been successfully sold. As an executive in large multinational companies he experienced many of the domestic and international development stages of a corporation.His domain of expertise range from international sales to management of large telecom projects. Jean is currently a partner and board member of several small and medium enterprises and start-ups.
Jean-Marc Filistorf co-founded a well known company in the highly competitive market of electronic payment and managed it for 20 years. The company grew up to 80 employees and was market leader in many key segments. Jean-Marc has a strong interest in new business models and their implementation. He is a board member and advisor of startup companies.
Damien Conus is an experienced business lawyer who provides legal and strategic advice and expertise to entrepreneurs, equity investors, lenders, companies raising equity, shareholders and management teams on a broad range of corporate and finance issues. Damien has a steady practice of structuring and refinancing schemes, of corporate finance transactions, in particular of M&A, PE deals, seed and VC investments (especially applied to startups and SME companies), and of business development strategies.
Karim Piguet is a founding partner of a law firm specializing in business and commercial law. Karim’s practice focuses on M&A and corporate finance transactions (including PE and VC transactions), as well as on drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Karim further advises on a wide range of intellectual property matters (technology transfer, option, license, distribution, franchise, etc.). He has accumulated years of experience in leading Swiss business law firms and has advised numerous start-ups, notably biotech and software companies.
Pascal Eichenberger set up and led Logitech’s innovation incubator located on the PSE Scientific Park at Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He developed and launched multiple consumer electronics products, where cutting edge technology and design significantly improved customer experience.
Pascal holds a Master degree in Micro-engineering from EPFL and completed his business education at IMD Business School in Lausanne.
Pascal Eichenberger is a dynamic executive leader who delivers rapid turn-around. He proposes bold visions and empowers passionate engagement in teams.
Othman Tajmouati is the founder of Geneva based cRAZY bRAINSTORM, a group of innovation fans: entrepreneurs, students, artists and experts who brainstorm “out-of-the-box” on a wide range of topics for start-ups, corporate organizations and non-profit initiatives. Othman is passionate about new technologies, innovation and entrepreneurship and likes to descibe himself as a consultant in cRAZITIVITY. Apart from cRAZY ideas like http://www.mailtogod.org/ Othman is a reliable EPFL software engineer for a leading financial institute in Geneva.
Sylvain Montreuil is a Business Design Wizard. A passionate and experienced entrepreneur with a solid background Sylvain has a proven record of business acumen. He has started several companies, his first one at age 20. He occupied the COO position of a large French Group and contributed to a multitude of startup projects. Today he is the founder of Business Design Innovation a company dedicated to developing new methodologies that facilitate the launching of innovative ideas by converging Business & Design practices. His mission is to help entrepreneurs get from ideas to real.