Author Archives: Nicolas Bry

Start-ups selected by SeedStarsWorld for the final competition in Geneva have pretty much energy to spare. SeedStarsWorld is not so much about mindblowing innovations, ‘coming out of the blue’: start-ups screened from emerging markets address real problems for real people, from e-commerce, and differentiate by a better execution. Continue reading

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France Corporate FabLabs

FabLabs, and now Corporate FabLabs are soaring. Through the presentation of some Fablabs creators, we realize that, beyond manufacturing tools, they are extensive and sparkling innovation spaces. Continue reading

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Ulrich Betz

Dr. Ulrich Betz is Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Incubator’ at Merck Serono. Merck Serono initiated recently a great variety of open and participative innovation initiatives: Innospire Idea Competition, Innovation Boost 2015, Innovation Cup, Open Compound, Open Call for drug discovery, and Outcubation. Continue reading

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Business model innovation topic is rising up since 2000. Digital industry has started the game, and now every industry is a playground for innovative business models, and tremendous variations. One path remains clear : you should start from the value created by your innovation to design its business model. Continue reading

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Numa 2

Let’s continue our accelerators’ tour with Numa, corporate accelerators Startinpost and Orange Fab, African Mest and iHub, and draw some selection criteria out of it. Continue reading

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Whether you are a start-up or a large corporation, finding your way in the realm of incubators and accelerators is not easy. Y Combinator, L’accélérateur, 50 Partners, let’s share some direct feedback with no waffle! Continue reading

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Guillaume_Cabrere Frenchyentrepreneur

Digital might be a cliff for AXA, or an opportunity to reinvent itself. Guillaume Cabrere, AXA Lab Director, gently guides us through AXA initiatives to make innovation percolate from the outside to the inside. Continue reading

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