WHO WE ARE
We are a group of talented international coaches and facilitators.
We are passionate about helping people and teams achieve their full potentials.
Meet the team
Iain holds French, US and British citizenships having been brought up and worked in all 3 countries. With a background in sales and marketing, Iain co-founded 3 startups as CEO creating € 100 million in value, raised € 20 million in VC money and won Deloitte's Fast 50 and 500 awards for fast growth. After being General Manager at Aerial Consulting catering to France's largest companies, Iain balances his time between mentoring France's most promising startups at France's renowned incubator, Numa, and at Tango streamlining the process by which Fortune 500 companies create highly successful new products with an enviably high success rate.
Franck Debane has lived and worked extensively in the Silicon Valley, London and Paris. Engineering by training he has co-founded 2 startups (one acquired) and worked for large companies such as AOL and the BBC. He mentors startups founders and helps big corporates come out with innovative solutions by applying Lean Startup principles. Franck co-founded Tango, with the mission to inject the entrepreneurial spirit into teams to help them work differently and get everyone to succeed faster. Franck is also and co-founder of the Lean Startup Experience, a 8000+ Lean Startup practitioner community in France
Florian Champagne has worked for startups in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Paris. Graduated from Centrale Engineer school, he focused on building and bringing to market B2B Saas products with Talkspirit, Magency and Nissan Europe. Over the years, Florian developed a unique expertise on lean and agile approach which he uses now to help teams succeed faster with higher customer satisfaction. Florian is entrusted by big companies, business schools (EDHEC, Centrale) and startups.
Cécile Delépine is a change and strategic partnerships expert. She worked in IT & Innovation for more than 15 years with mission of attracting high potential startups in Europe to foster technological and business partnerships with French Leaders. She co-founded tevet-reception.com and saveurs-en-ligne.com in France. More recently she was the Deputy CEO for France operations of the tech open source Leader Savoir-Faire Linux. She holds French and Israeli citizenships. She is graduated in Political Sciences and international relations and in International Management from ESCP Europe.
Guy Levi-Bochi after a prior life as a banker and strategy consultant, he came out as an entrepreneur 10 years ago. While his first startup was a huge failure, he had an epiphany when he met Eric Ries in 2009 and had since then he actively evangelizes evidence-based entrepreneurship. He helps startups and enterprise shorten their experience curve and reduce cash and time burn rate, to find asap their product / market fit and quickly positively impact the bottom line. Guy, in pay-it-forward mentality, is also a mentor in several entrepreneurship programs (Startup Leadership Program, Moovjee) and, with Franck Debane, nurtures the Lean Startup Experience practitioners community.
Alexia van Schaardenburg
Alexia van Schaardenburg has lived and worked in Belgium, the UK and Paris.
Previously an international market research expert for leading companies like Microsoft and Air France, Alexia now coaches small businesses and teams in corporations on how to apply Lean Startup successfully, with a focus on customer development and building a solution which clients will truly need. As a certified executive coach, she is a skilled trouble shooter and understands what can make teams stuck. Alexia mentors startups and aspiring student-entrepreneurs at one of France's leading engineering schools.
Matthieu Vetter is a serial entrepreneur. After working in a family office as an investment director, co-founded Silex ID, a media monitoring and evangelization company specializing in disruptive innovations. Matthieu is also a partner at Espadon Finance, outsourcing financial management company for start-ups. He is a mentors startups at NUMA, Paris&Co, La Ruche and other accelerator programs. He teaches innovation at EDHEC and at GEM. He is the co-writer of the book "les start-ups expliquées à mon boss, du partenariat au corporate venturing".
Maike Strudthoff is an experienced professional who works at the crossroads of business, marketing and technology. She helps companies to integrate digital innovation methods, tools and culture. Her focus is on customer centric experiences and business design. Maike has worked at and with large enterprises on an international level, leading management consultancies as well as startup companies across Europe. Her international experience has allowed her to develop an effective communication style in different languages and across cultures. She holds a double-degree in International Business Management and Marketing. Maike also is a regular speaker on conferences across Europe and publishes in online and printed publications.
Thibaud Gangloff started his career in Operations & Sourcing. After 9 years, leading projects and teams for international corporations - Decathlon and GE Healthcare - he came out as an entrepreneur. His first startup give him the chance to reset the machine and see the world differently. Fascinated by the state of mind needed in the digital world, he now helps companies’ employees acquire the entrepreneurial spirit through Corporate Hacking missions, Design Thinking Workshops and Customer Oriented experiences. Thibaud gives also lectures to engineering and business schools to transform students into doers.
Innovation has always been essential for Vincent, whether in R&D within Schlumberger in his early career or during strategy & management consulting engagements at Accenture. Vincent is passionate about avant-garde approaches in innovation: Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas, Creative Problem Solving, C-K methods and others. For several years now, Vincent helped companies to diagnose, launch, accelerate, and sustain their innovation initiatives. In parallel, Vincent mentors startups, teach at Universities and give conferences on innovation and creative thinking.
After engineering school, Tristan worked for Thales and started an IT company. He later became a purchaser in the automotive industry and business manager in a consulting company. Three years ago, Tristan quit his job to start MoiChef. As a CEO has learn and practiced the Lean Startup at several stages of maturity. He went through some major company decisions : pivots, fundraising and a merger. Tristan is teaching the Lean Startup principles to students and helps corporate (TF1, Pôle Emploi, Courrier International, Accenture, Nissan) to work differently.