Startup Weekend Entrepreneurs with Refugees

    Friday, March 10 - 12, 2017


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Startup Weekend Entrepreneurs with Refugees

Friday, March 10 - 12, 2017



Friday, March 10 - 12, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm



Paris, France

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Startup Weekend Entrepreneurs with Refugees

The event will be in French & in English 

Startup Weekend & Techfugees France partner together to bring developers, designers, entrepreneurs and community members to develop creative tech solutions with & for refugees living in France.

Former refugees and asylum seekers who have already settled in France will participate in the event to help teams deeply understand opportunities and challenges faced by new settlers and co-design solutions. 

Leaders from the tech community will mentor teams through the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, teams will pitch their solutions to a judges panel of tech and community leaders. 

L'Ecole du Pitch will train teams to create a perfect pitch for the Judges :)

Liberté Living-Lab is a workspace for tech, civic & social innovation based in Paris. Their ambition : accelerate projects addressing key societal challenges. Hence, it seemed logical for the Liberté Living Lab to host our event

Come make a difference, have some fun, learn a lot and help to welcome refugees to France and the Tech Community! 

Looking for inspiration on what to work on over the weekend? Check out the Techfugees Hackpad [bit.ly/techfugeeshackpad ] for projects that need help! 

Follow us on social media to keep in touch and find out more: Like us on Facebook @Techfugees  Follow us on Twitter @TechFugees Join the work done on Techfugees Slack.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 10th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday March 11th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday March 12th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Damien Gromier
CEO of Startup Inside 🔸President of France is AI

CEO of Startup Inside 🔸 TEDx speaker 🔸 President of France is AI 🔸Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend Techstars 

Dedicating my life to help entrepreneurs to make their dreams come true.
I am not a magician, but I will always try to create magic for entrepreneurs.


Cyrielle Hariel
Bloggeuse et Chroniqueuse @ Ushuaia TV

Cyrielle Hariel, journaliste & philanthrope 2.0. est l’une des figures phares du journalisme positif et inspirant. Elle est chargée au sein de Yahoo de lancer le nouveau média Yahoo Green qui met en avant l'engagement de personnalités inspirantes pour construire un monde meilleur. TedX speaker et blogueuse, Cyrielle part à la rencontre de celles et ceux qui s’animent pour un monde meilleur. Engagée pour l’environnement, Cyrielle sera d’une importance capitale dans ce Startup Weekend Zero Carbon : son regard d’expert et sa positivité sauront déceler les talents de demain.


Josephine Goube
COO @ Techfugees

Listed as one of the 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur of 2016 by Forbes, Joséphine is an hacktivist for migrants and refugees in Europe. As COO at Techfugees, a non-profit coordinating the tech community's answer to the refugee needs, she helps structure the organisation structure in 25 countries and focus its activities on tech that makes the most impact for refugees and NGOs. As tech evangelist for a web-based recruitment platform, Yborder, she supports the mobility of software engineers within the borders of Europe.


Louisa Mesnard
CEO & Co founder of Citron

Franco-Irlandaise, Louisa est la cofondatrice de Citron (ChatBot intégré sur Facebook Messenger de recommandation de lieux). Elle est impliquée dans l’écosystème français à travers Textfugees (gagnant du Hackathon Techfugees en Mars 2016) et StartHer (ex Girls in Tech). Auparavant, Louisa est partie pendant un an à la rencontre de centaines entrepreneurs français dans 15 pays différents dans le cadre du W Project. 
Elle viendra partager son expérience autour du hackathon Techfugees de l'année dernière.


Event Judges


Josephine Goube
COO @ Techfugees

Listed as one of the 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneur of 2016 by Forbes, Joséphine is an hacktivist for migrants and refugees in Europe. As COO at Techfugees, a non-profit coordinating the tech community's answer to the refugee needs, she helps structure the organisation structure in 25 countries and focus its activities on tech that makes the most impact for refugees and NGOs. As tech evangelist for a web-based recruitment platform, Yborder, she supports the mobility of software engineers within the borders of Europe.


Francis Barel
Head of Market Growth France

Francis Barel is the Head of Market Growth for PayPal France. As part of his role, Francis is in charge of strategic partnerships in France and developing the local e-commerce and technology ecosystem. Previously; Francis managed the development of PayPal’s footprint in the Middle East & North Africa region for PayPal.

Before PayPal, Francis worked for 7 years as a strategy consultant specialized in financial services, at Greenwich Consulting Group, in Paris, and Opera Solutions, in New York. 


Coaches and Mentors


Joanna Kirk
Chapter lead Techfugees France – Co-director StartHer – Co-founder Startup Sesame

Avec Starther, Joanna Kirk suscite des vocations entrepreneuriales chez les femmes.


Lorenzo Croati
Global Facilitator & organizer

- Global Facilitator and Organizer @ Startup Weekend By Google For entrepreneurs For Techstars https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorenzocroati/
- Founder of www.ecoledupitch.com
- Cofounder of ADN Startup - Community & Accelerator  www.adnstartup.com
Feel Free to contact me if you want to organize and join the Startup Weekend Team <3
#JoinAdventure


Armonie Bellepeau Crochet
Entrepreneur // Founder CanopeeZ - Co-founder B.LIV Champagne

Entrepreneur passionate by building projects that spread positive impact in the world.
Here are my startups :
CanopeeZ is a search engine dedicated to innovations. We want to highlight all innovating projects and connect them with some company that needs these solutions (or products) and wants to collaborate : because together we go further !
www.canopeez.com
B.LIV Champagne (pronounced "believe") is a new brand of champagne. I co-founded it with a friend of mine. We wanted to create an produit that fits with our new generation of women's entrepreneur, and support people who believe in their dream, because they said us it will be impossible, we did it.
www.bliv-champagne.com

Make the life you deserve, because you are awesome <3

"If it's not you, who ? If it's not now, when ?" Emma Watson

#Love







Marjolaine Grondin
Fondatrice et CEO de Jam

Marjolaine Grondin est la co-fondatrice et CEO de Jam. Elle a étudié à Sciences Po, avant d'intégrer l'Université de Berkeley en Californie où elle y découvre l'entrepreneuriat mais aussi la sociologie culturelle ou encore l'anthropologie. De retour à Paris, elle intègre HEC et rencontre Loïc, un ingénieur qui deviendra son associé. Ensemble, ils fondent Jam, une intelligence artificielle qui simplifie la vie des jeunes, via Messenger. Jam a levé plus d'1 million d'euros et aide près de 100 000 personnes à profiter de leur temps libre : sorties, bars, films, voyages, restaurants…
Marjolaine a été nommée Top 10 Innovators Under 35 par le MIT et fait partie des 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs du classement Forbes 2017.


Walid Behar
Fondateur de Wehelp.care

Fondateur de Wehelp.care , une application qui permet aux citoyens d’aider les Sans-abri en un clique et de promouvoir le bénévolat. Egalement, conseiller en fusions-acquisitions grand groupes et en levée de fonds pour les startups, Walid a fait ses armes en exerçant  à Londres, Dubai et Paris.



Damien Viel
DG Twitter France

Diplômé de l’Essec, Damien Viel commence sa carrière en 1998 au sein du  groupe l’Oréal où il occupera différentes responsabilités marketing en France et en Asie, jusqu'en 2005.  Après une experience dans le retail (Afflelou, Marionnaud), il bascule coté agence en 2007 pour prendre la direction générale de Carat France pendant 3 ans. En 2010 il est appelé par le Groupe M6 pour prendre la Direction Generale de la régie publicitaire. Fin 2011, Damien rejoint Google pour occuper la direction Sales&Strategy de Youtube pour l’Europe du Sud, le Moyen Orient et l'Afrique, poste qu’il occupera 4 ans. En Octobre 2016 Damien est nommé directeur général de Twitter France.


Maeva Tordo
Cofondatrice Blue Factory ESCP



Marguerite de Tavernost
Business Analyst at Founders Intelligence



Cecilia Gouby
Startups, Incubators & VCs Partnerships @ Microsoft



Benjamin Costantini
Co-founder, Startup Sesame

Ben Costantini, CEO & Co-Founder, Startup Sesame Ben runs Startup Sesame, the largest alliance of Tech events in Europe and Connectors, an innovation studio specialized in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ben is also the curator of Symposium Stockholm, the festival of ideas founded by Daniel Ek and Ash Pournouri. Expert in the creative industries, Ben advises entrepreneurs and investors in early and growth stages of their projects. He is an instructor in Global Entertainment and Music Business at the Valencia Campus of Berklee College of Music.




Sergio Rodriguez
Senior Global Product Manager

Sergio Rodriguez is a Computer Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in e-commerce. Born and raised in Mexico, he worked for more than 5 years at Citibank where he specialized in payment gateways; he led the “e-commerce security committee” at the Mexican Central Bank to create the regulation about safe e-commerce transactions. Currently, Sergio work for PayPal as Global Product Manager leading the Agile development team in charge of PayPal coupons, which are used by hundreds of thousands of PayPal customers around the world. He relocated to Paris almost 2 years ago.


Sofiane AMMAR
Managing Director TheCamp Accelerator

Sofiane Ammar spent more than 28 years experience in Telecom, IT and Digital business. He has substantial expertise in building scalable teams and platforms around IT & Network/Telcos Operations, Cloud and Data, through his entrepreneurship experience. 


Ouriel Darmon

Ouriel est multi-entrepreneurs et a l'habitude d'accompagner des équipes dans leurs projets d'innovations. 
Il a d'abord co-fondé Tripnco en 2012, plateforme collaborative permettant de trouver des personnes avec qui partager des activités en villes ou en vacances. 
Ouriel a ensuite lancé Entrepreneurs In The House (EITH), réseau d'entrepreneurs digitaux qui interviennent auprès de grand groupes pour co-innover et tester de nouveaux produits digitaux. Avec la MAIF, EITH a notamment lancé ShareEntraide, une plateforme collaborative pour venir en aide de sinistrés lors de catastrophes naturelles.
Enfin, Ouriel est CEO de Student Pop, qui accompagne des étudiants pour les aider à financer leur vie avec des petits boulots (de type hôtesses, animateur commerciaux, coups de pouce administratifs ...) accessibles directement depuis leurs mobiles, tout en créant un climat bénéfique entre étudiants et entreprises.



Cyrielle Hariel
Bloggeuse et Chroniqueuse @ Ushuaia TV

Cyrielle Hariel, journaliste & philanthrope 2.0. est l’une des figures phares du journalisme positif et inspirant. Elle est chargée au sein de Yahoo de lancer le nouveau média Yahoo Green qui met en avant l'engagement de personnalités inspirantes pour construire un monde meilleur. TedX speaker et blogueuse, Cyrielle part à la rencontre de celles et ceux qui s’animent pour un monde meilleur. Engagée pour l’environnement, Cyrielle sera d’une importance capitale dans ce Startup Weekend Zero Carbon : son regard d’expert et sa positivité sauront déceler les talents de demain.


Jean-Charles Samuelian
CEO & co-founder of Alan

Jean-Charles Samuelian is a French entrepreneur. He is the CEO & co-founder of Alan. Alan is the first digital health insurance in Europe and the first independent insurance to be licensed since 1986 in France. Alan reinvents the user experience while providing simple, seamless coverage with excellent value for money.

At Alan, we believe that the job of insurer is not simply to cover financial risks, but to help make health simple and accessible. We believe that new technologies, used in the right way, will improve people's health. We want to give them the power and the tools to understand and act on the long term.

Alan was created in February 2016 by Jean-Charles Samuelian and Charles Gorintin and raised more than €12m in one of the most important Seed round in France.
Prior to that, he cofounded Expliseat, which has revolutionized aircraft seating for economy class through new technologies, now flying on several airlines.

He programs since he is 12. Samuelian has received several prices including French Industry Medal awarded by French Industry Minister and 2 Montgolfier Prices from French "Society for the Encouragement of National Industry.


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Entrepreneurs with Refugees team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Paris is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Damien
    Gromier
  • Pauline
    Amezal
  • Claire
    Rosenthal
  • Simine
    Sibony
  • Jessica
    Cohen
  • Nouha
    Touati
  • Mélissa
    Petit
  • Lucie
    Pousson
  • Nawel
    Mehidi
  • Louis
    Veyret
  • Thibaut
    Jounel
  • David-Alejandro
    Hedan
  • Loubna
    KSIBI
  • Jean
    Guo
  • Nour
    Allazkani
  • Arièle
    Bonte
  • Joanna
    Kirk
  • Josephine
    Goube

Facilitators


Damien Gromier
CEO of Startup Inside 🔸President of France is AI

CEO of Startup Inside 🔸 TEDx speaker 🔸 President of France is AI 🔸Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend Techstars 

Dedicating my life to help entrepreneurs to make their dreams come true.
I am not a magician, but I will always try to create magic for entrepreneurs.


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