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 Thursday, October 14 - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm CET

Want to launch your first startup? Find out how they did it!


We’re all looking for meaning in our lives.

The world has problems, and we want to solve them. Entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful tools we have to make a difference and help others.

Still, it takes courage to make the leap. Hearing from other founders who have already done it can give you a burst of motivation, setting you in gear to launch your own startup. At this summit, you’ll be able to interact with dynamic founders and other experts on topics like:


1. CULTURE :  How do you implement it? 

2. PUBLIC RELATIONS How does it work early stage? 

3. PRODUCTIVITY: How do you leverage the best tools?

4. TRACTION : How do you create it?

5. INVESTORS : How do you convince them?




Free Tickets ✨

✨We are thrilled to organize this online summit in partnership with:


Even beyond their incredible cloud solution, AWS are long-term advocates for startups and we are thrilled to be working on initiatives to support the community with them.

Asana powers businesses by organizing work in one connected space. More than 100,000 paying organizations and millions of teams worldwide use Asana to focus on the work that counts.

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CEO of Didimo

Verónica is the founder and CEO of Didimo. She has translated years of research, data science, and computer graphics expertise into a patented technology platform to create digital humans, empowering people to engage more authentically and humanly in digital spaces. This breakthrough provides the next evolution of how humans will engage the world around them. Veronica earned a Ph.D. in Computer Graphics and is a professor at Porto University. She has lived and worked on three continents, with companies like IBM, Sony, Amazon, Universal Studios, and more.

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 CEO of Webflow 

Bryant Chou is an engineer, and co-founder of Webflow. He has done everything from designing embedded systems, building internet scale web services, to building out Go-To-Market teams. He loves to spend quality time with his family, and pick up new hobbies — like wing foiling!


 CEO of GoCardless 

Hiroki Takeuchi is co-founder and CEO of GoCardless, a global leader in account-to-account payments serving over 65,000 businesses around the world, processing $25 billion in payments a year. Prior to founding GoCardless, Hiroki studied Mathematics at Oxford University and worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co.

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 CEO of The Family 

Alice has been supporting entrepreneurs for more than a decade, first with France's first accelerator, Le Camping, and for the past 8 years as CEO of The Family. Her ambition is to create a space where entrepreneurship is encouraged and individuals are given room to grow, a place with big dreams where serendipity is always possible.

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CFO of The Family 

Younes is CFO at The Family. His prime topics of interest are finance, strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, that he writes about in his newsletter ‘Chasing Paper’. He is a published bestselling author in the business category in France. A strategy and finance teacher at SciencesPo Paris and HEC Paris, he is also a business angel with 25+ startup investments since 2016.

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Enterprise Account Executive at Asana

After an 8 years in Sales and SaaS working for companies like Dropbox or Multiposting (acquired by SAP), Corentin joined Asana back in 2017 to be part of the EMEA landing team and helped the business grow in EMEA. Currently focusing on the French market, Corentin is helping many companies with their digital transformation and organizational strategy; such as work management, OKRs and team collaboration.



 Thursday, October 14 - 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm CET  

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5:30 - 5:45 PM
Intro: Welcome to First-Time Founder Summit

 INTRO  by Alice Zagury from The Family

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5:45 - 6:30 PM
Mastering Culture and Organization

FIRESIDE CHAT  by Hiroki Takeuchi from GoCardless and Younès Rharbaoui from The Family

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5:45 - 6:30 PM
Innovation at Amazon - How to keep the day 1 vitality

WORKSHOP by Yasmina Fares Amado from AWS France

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6:30 - 7:15 PM
Turning your Idea into Reality

 KEYNOTE  by Veronica Orvelho from Didimo and Alice Zagury

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6:30 - 7:15 PM
Getir: Writing the end

 KEYNOTE  by Batuhan Gultakan from Getir and Ashish Sinha from AWS

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7:15 - 8:00 PM
Gaining Traction 

 KEYNOTE  by Bryant Chou from Webflow and Younès Rharbaoui from The Family

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7:15 - 8:00 PM
Turning your workspace into a powerhouse

WORKSHOP by Corentin Rosado from Asana

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8:00 - 8:15 PM
Wrap up


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8:15 - 9:00 PM
Serendipity time



 CEO of GetirYemek 

Batuhan, after started his career at Coca-Cola, became the CEO of GetirYemek at 2019. He made a sharp transition to the start-up world by listening to the voice of the entrepreneur in him and joined the Getir team. Taking on senior responsibilities in different areas such as marketing, growth and operations at Getir, he led the national expansion of Getir's food delivery service

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Digital Innovation Lead at AWS

Yasmina Fares Amado, 15 years of Digital programs implementation experience, Has been 8 years Program director as a freelancer and joined AWS in 2019 and now leads the Digital Innovation Program in France. She focuses on how to build a sustainable business through innovative solutions.

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Startup Ecosystem Lead for MENA at AWS

Since 2019, Ashish is leading AWS's MENA region for early-stage startup and ecosystem development. He has 12+ years of experience in the startup ecosystem. He began his career helping build (Horizontal E-commerce platform in India) then moved on to help establish (Ecommerce platform in MENA), raising $67Mn series A funding and then subsequently moving on to work with (acquired by Amazon). To date Ashish has coached, trained and mentored over 100 startups and entrepreneurs. 

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