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Mentor Idea Review

Paris Autumn 2014 Semester

Are you pursuing a viable business idea? Can you present the idea in a compelling way? Have you done sufficient research on the idea? Is there a viable market? What about about the business is likely to fail? How can the business be improved? Are you a good fit to build this business over the next three, five and ten years?

Present your idea for feedback.
2014-11-04, 06:30 PM


Maximilien Oursel
Partner, Pléiade Venture

Maximilien OURSEL has been Venture Capitalist since 1999 at Seeft and Pléiade Venture. He has invested in such successful companies as Adomos, Fimasys,, or smartTrade. Before that he was an Analyst for a financial IT Asset Management firm and a Corp...

Aline Hemmo
Consultant, Pilsoft

Aline Hemmo works as a consultant at Pilsoft, which she founded in 1997. She is also an admission officer in a top-ranked international MBA program, and a graduate of EPF Ecole d'Ingénieurs and HEC School of Management.

Audrey Soussan
Principal, Ventech

Audrey Soussan joined Ventech in 2011 where she is in charge of the deal-flow IT and manages more particularly the cross-section analysis within the framework of due diligences. She benefits from a first experience in venture capital at DN Capital in London. Audrey is als...

Eric Kalfon
MD, Strategic Value Partners

Eric Kalfon, 50, is a managing director focusing on Continental European business development at Strategic Value Partners. He is a founding member of D- Incubator, the incubator of Dauphine University (Paris, France); he is a “ARE” member (French Turnaround association) ...

Cédric Naintré
Founder, Range-Moi

Founder at Range-Moi. The company allows people living in London and Paris to multiply storage space in their apartments using a smartphone to order boxes, fill them with their seasonal belongings, store them away or recall them without leaving home. Co-founder of the thi...

Marc Sudreau

An Officer at Cap Digital, Marc is very active in the Paris startup ecosystem, detecting high-potential startups and helping them prepare to raise capital. With a Masters in Business from EDHEC and a MPhil in Business from Sorbonne, Marc brings his experience of 6 years...

Alain Meller
Founder, NovaXone

Alain Meller has been the CEO of Kalabie, a software vendor selling to the Pharma Industry and was acquired by Agilent Technologies Inc. in 2007. Before that he cofounded Convergent Capital a VC fund investing in France and Israel, was Managing Director for E-business at ...

Yves Peynaud
Entrepreneur & Consultant, YP Consulting

Yves Peynaud is a seasoned consultant helping entrepreneurs to step from innovative vision to market success. Yves has 25 years of expertise in Strategic Marketing, Product Marketing and International Business Development of innovative companies. Yves has developed ov...

Marine Huber
Analyst, Omnes Capital (Prev Credit Agricole Private Equity)

Marine Huber joined the VC team of Omnes Capital (ex-CAPE) in 2010. She is involved in sourcing new deals, in managing and analysing IT deal flow and in the follow up of portfolio companies. she has a first experience in advisory at Bionest Partners and also worked fo...

Michel Sassano
Associate, Kima Ventures

I joined Kima Ventures as an Associate in 2013. I studied at Telecom Bretagne and Grenoble Ecole de Management. Prior to Kima Ventures, I co-founded a mobile development studio in 2009, worked as an engineer at Orange (formerly France Telecom) in Paris and as a prod...

Philippe Herbert
Partner, Banexi Ventures

Prior to joining Banexi Ventures Partners, Philippe was co-Managing Director of Partech International in charge of the investments in IT. His main investments were JobPartners, I-Progress, Mediapps, and DCT – all of which were acquired. Banexi Venture Partners is an activ...

Harry Gozlan
Executive Chairman, smartTrade Technologies

Harry Gozlan is the Executive Chairman and Founder of smartTrade Technologies. Prior to smartTrade, he spent 13 years in various trading positions. He served in rates, derivatives and proprietary trading at Citibank and was the Global Head of FX Options and Cash Treasury ...

Romain Barbet
CEO, Pixopolitan

(English translation to come) - Titulaire d’un double diplôme de l’université Tongji de Shanghai et de l’école de commerce Euromed-Marseille (Kedge Business School), Romain Barbet rejoint les rangs du programme Sup de Co Reims en 2010 (NEOMA Business School) où il fait la...

Ahmed Mhiri
CEO, TravelerCar

After several years as a software engineer specializing in computer security , I founded TravelerCar, the first car sharing platform between travelers at airports

Eric Moret
Technologist, Palo Alto Networks

Eric is a seasoned manager and technologist in the networking security industry currently working at Palo Alto Networks. Through a series of acquisitions from Infosolv (4 employees), Onesecure Inc. (150 employees) and Netscreen Technologies (900 employees) to Juniper Netw...

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