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Cap Digital est le pôle de compétitivité de la filière des contenus et services numériques. Ses 9 communautés de domaine regroupent : 620 PME, 20 grands groupes, 50 établissements publics, écoles, et universités ainsi que 10 investisseurs en capital. Cap Digital oeuvre à faire de la Région Île-de-France l’une des références mondiales du numérique, tant d’un point de vue industriel que stratégique.

Fondé par cinq avocats issus d’un prestigieux cabinet d’affaires parisien, Solferino Associés propose à ses clients des solutions sur mesure et des prestations juridiques d’excellence dans le domaine du droit des affaires.

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L’Atelier is – and has been for 30 years – the BNP Paribas tracking and analysis centre for trendsetting technology. Its purpose is to help transform innovative ideas into real projects that enable companies to optimize the way they operate within their various environments.

Mentor Progress Review

Paris Spring 2012 Semester

Can you pitch your business in three minutes and survive the scrutiny of seasoned CEOs? How much progress has been made on the product? How viable is the business and the financial model? Can you present the business in a meaningful and articulate way? Does the business scale? Can the business survive?

Review your business with Mentors.
2012-06-12, 06:30 PM


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...

Stéphane Dieutre
Consultant et coach

Coach, membre de la FFCpro (Fédération francophone de coaching professionnel) et consultant en management, j'accompagne entrepreneurs et équipes dans le développement des talents, la réinvention et la transformation. Ma mission est d'amener la personne ou l'entreprise ...

Romain Niccoli
Cofounder & CTO, Criteo

I'm currently CTO of Criteo (, which I co-founded in 2005. Before Criteo, I spent 5 years at Microsoft as a software developer and software development manager. I graduated in 2000 from Mines ParisTech.

Liam Boogar
Founder, Rude Baguette

The Founder of the Rude Baguette, Liam Boogar is a Silicon Valley native, who moved out to Paris in 2011. He wears various hats in the startup ecosystem at various times. He organizes community events like Startup Weekend Paris or the Founders Event. He mentors startups a...

Bernard Lorig
Founders & CEO, Incubeo

Dr Bernard LORIG is founder and Vice President of the business angles association IT angels and founder and President of CEFT (Cub des Entrepreneurs Français des Telecom). He also preside Incubeo, a consulting company for coaching and advisoring of technological ent...

Sylvain Zimmer
CTO and Co-Founder, Joshfire

Sylvain Zimmer is the co-founder and CTO of Joshfire. He is also involved in a variety of other projects, and acted as the founder and CTO from 2004 to 2011 of the free music platform Jamendo, co-founder of the conference TEDxParis, and is an organizer of tech events ...

Saad El Garrab
Start-Up Program Manager

My name is Saad El Garrab, I work at Bluenove, a consulting company specialized in Open Innovation, and my current mission is to manage the Orange Start-Up Program. Previously I was working at Valeo, an automotive supplier, on the electric vehicle. I graduated from the Ec...

Prescillia Leroy
Responsable de communication & Fondatrice de l'agence, Pourquoi pas moi

Prescillia a créé l'agence de communication Pourquoi en moi, en 2009. A la fois tournée vers les entrepreneurs-startups-TPE, ainsi que la restauration, l'agence se définit comme la nouvelle génération de la communication et casse les codes en proposant de nouvelles approc...

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...

Mortaza Karimi
Analyst, Partech International

Early-stage investor at Partech

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