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Build the freedom your company needs!

 Wednesday, September 30th - 6 to 8 pm CEST  

Learn from the pioneers of tomorrow's working cultures 🌎

The scramble for survival for founders is nearly over.

We’re noticing a mindset shift towards building. 

Nobody knows exactly where we’re headed.

But one thing is certain: the rules have changed.


We were forced to learn to work productively from afar.

It liberated us from a lot of preconceived biases.

And it benefitted teams that embraced flexibility, diversity and solidarity,

While staying grounded on core foundational principles.


This summit will showcase these founder stories,

Along with best practices from coaching and management experts,

To help you figure out what works for you and your company.




Free Tickets ✨

We are thrilled to organize this live event 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.

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Soldo is a unified solution to manage and control spending, used by thousands of businesses of all sizes. Soldo empowers employees to buy what they need to do their jobs using Soldo Mastercard® cards, with the ability to set custom budgets and spending rules for each user. 

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Remote-How is a virtual coworking space powered by and for the community of professionals working remotely. It’s a digital workspace where you can meet, work alongside, and chill with progress-driven & ambitious members from all around the world.


TomTom is the leading independent location technology specialist, shaping mobility with highly accurate maps, navigation software, real-time traffic information and services.



 Wednesday, September 30th  - 6 to 8 pm  CEST  


 INTRODUCTION  by Oussama Ammar, Cofounder of The Family - 6:00 to 6:30 pm

Entrepreneurs are exploring a new field: Emotional intelligence!

Oussama is the cofounder of The Family, accompanying hundreds of startups in Europe through education, tools and access to capital. Since the start of the crisis, being able to listen, understand, reassure and motivate teams has never been so important. Emotional intelligence is not the first skill tech founders are used to working on, but there are ways to start getting better at it!


 FIRESIDE CHAT  with Paolo Privitera, CEO of Evensi - 6:30 to 7:15 pm

Selling your company from anywhere

Paolo is a Silicon Valley-based global entrepreneur, born in Venice Italy. He founded his first company when he was 16. His latest startup, Evensi is an events discovery and promotion network, gathering more than 150 million events. In April 2020, Paolo was an IPO candidate on the Australian public market. COVID changed his options and made him endure the most humbling experience of his entrepreneurial path. An amazing testimonial, full of resilience and learnings for entrepreneurs!


 KEYNOTE  by Hugo Pereira, CGO at EVBox - 6:30 to 7:15 pm

Growing your team remotely

EVBox is an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment cleantech company based in Amsterdam, founded in 2010, with offices all over the world. Hugo has seen his company grow from 15 to 600 employees. He’s been managing to keep the growth trajectory sustainable during the crisis, and it hasn’t been easy at all! From virtual recruiting to remote onboarding, he will share his own tips on how to keep the teams aligned and overcome the challenges brought by the pandemic.


 PANEL  with Lucas Lambertini, JC Samuelian-Werve, Julia Barry, interviewed by Alice Zagury - 6:30 to 7:15 pm

Culture Shift! The best practices that will remain after quarantine

Remote or not? Result-driven or very comprehensive management? Focusing on culture or doubling down on execution in separate teams? Offering free products to users or rising the prices ? Let’s debate what will remain from the quarantine according to these three different tech guests: Two founders and the head of AWS for startups.



 KEYNOTE  by Marc Avanzo - 6:30 to 7:15 pm

Paxial Art - Make peace inside to make peace outside

Marc is a coach based in India and France. With a background in business (INSEAD) and Science (telecommunications engineer) he likes to follow positive psychology. Education is for him a long-term tool for sustainable development and positive social change. Marc has been accompanying CEOs during the crisis and truly believes that any leader should implement an empathetic culture. He’ll explain you how ;)


 FIRESIDE CHAT  by Jenna Nicholas - 6:30 to 7:15 pm

How can COVID accelerate the consciousness about our biases?

Jenna is the CEO of Impact Experience which facilitates convenings that build lasting relationships between investors, philanthropists, innovators, and leaders of marginalized communities — linking vision with action and directing investment to the most vulnerable communities. During COVID, she managed to raise awareness way beyond her initial scope. Let’s learn how and start implementing her tips to get rid of our biases.


 KEYNOTE  by Carlo Gualandri - 7:15 to 8 pm

Back to basics: being a CEO in times of COVID

Carlo Gualandri is the founder and CEO of Soldo, a fintech startup specialized in multi-user spending accounts for businesses. With teams spread across London, Rome, Milan and Dublin, he knows firsthand how to scale teams spread across different geographies and cultures. Join this session to get some real inspiration!


 PANEL  with Christine Carrillo & Eric Abensur, interviewed by Alice Zagury - 7:15 to 8 pm

Navigating the emotional chaos

Christine is a Silicon Valley-based founder who has sold several companies. Today with Butlr Health, she’s solving the lack of access to mental health solutions. Eric is the founder of SideKick, a platform matching coaches with managers. Both of them pursue the same mission with different approaches: maintaining a sense of balance in a life where fixed points are fewer.


 KEYNOTE  by Stephane Janson - 7:15 to 8 pm

Raise VC funding from anywhere!

Stephane invests in startups with his VC fund, focusing on Impact & green tech. He’s also been running his own podcast on how to implement daily routines to enhance working habits. He will share his learnings on the new times from a VC's point of view, and how startups can benefit from it!


 PANEL  with Iwo Szapar & Carole Picou-Katmann, interviewed by Tonje Bakang- 7:15 to 8 pm

Remotely developing your teams’ skills

Iwo Szapar is the co-founder of Remote-how, a global leader in the remote work education space. Together with top experts from remote companies like GitLab or Buffer, Remote-how helps teams learn how to master their remote work skills, as well as facilitates a remote community inside their Virtual Coworking space.


 KEYNOTE  by Amr Shaker- 7:15 to 8 pm

Crisis! Which Crisis?

Everyone is referring to the post Covid discovery phase as a “global crisis” with mainly negative consequences. But is it really a crisis or simply an invitation to explore new opportunities ? This session will contain some practical tips for the use of Emotional Intelligence and Agile Transformation to successfully navigate through the rough business waves while enjoying the journey.


 at Impact Experience  

Jenna Nicolas is the CEO of Impact Experience, which focuses on addressing the critical (and timely) issues of structural racism. They incorporate a variety of powerful tools to tackle prejudice by confronting and engaging the historical & ongoing realities of inequality and racial bias.




 Founder and CEO 

 at Alan 

With Alan, Jean-Charles is not only revolutionising the health sector in France, he's also pioneering a new way of working.

WFA is engrained in the company culture created by Jean-Charles and his cofounder, and its origins are explained in his upcoming book, Healthy Business.



 Founder & CEO 

 at Butlr Health 

Christine Carrillo is founder and CEO of Butlr Health, which focuses on solving the lack of access to mental health solutions for people around the globe. Her talk on “Navigating the emotional chaos” will speak directly to a key issue of working from anywhere: maintaining a sense of balance in a life where there are fewer and fewer fixed points.



 Co-founder & CEO 

 at Soldo 

Carlo Gualandri is the founder and CEO of Soldo, a fintech startup specialized in multi-user spending accounts for businesses. With teams spread across London, Rome, Milan and Dublin, he knows firsthand how to scale teams spread across different geographies and cultures.


 Coach and Facilitator  

Marc Avanzo lives between Sarajevo and Lyon, working as a leadership consultant and executive coach at McKinsey. His specialty is personal transformation, mutual understanding and communications across diverse business functions.



 Startup Business Development Manager 

 at AWS France 

Julia Barry is responsible for helping startups scale and achieve their fullest potential using AWS’ infrastructure and technology. Julia works on partnering with the most influential incubators, accelerators and startup organizations in France. She’s also an avid skier, British boxer and horse-riding junkie since age 4.



 Co-founder & CEO 

 at The Family 

Alice has been supporting entrepreneurs for more than a decade. Company Culture, Hiring and Branding are her favorite topics to be a sparring partner on. 




 at Remote-How 

Iwo Szapar is the co-founder of Remote-how, a global leader in the remote work education space. Together with top experts from remote companies like GitLab or Buffer, Remote-how helps teams learn how to master their remote work skills, as well as facilitates a remote community inside their Virtual Coworking space.


 Entrepreneur & Executive Coach 

Tonjé Bakang is an entrepreneur, having founded multiple companies including Afrostream, the Netflix for African, African-American and Caribbean content. He worked with many ambitious entrepreneurs as a part-time director at The Family, and currently supports founders around the world with his executive coaching practice




 Director of Consumer Marketing & 

 Product Experience at TomTom 

Carole has managed consumer brands accross many sectors, both in the US and Europe. She has a track record for being an “intrapreneur”, coming into organizations to build new skill-sets from scratch and/or launching brand new products & services. Her secret sauce mixes intuition with a hint of data, a zest of style and daring experiments.



 Co-founder & CEO 

 at StarOfService 

Lucas Lambertini is the co-founder and CEO of StarofService. With a company that went international fast, he’s scaled up both his team and their service providers, with all those people spread across every time zone, in 120+ of countries around the world.

Need to understand what managing remote work really looks like? Lucas is the person to ask.



 Co-founder & CEO  

 at Evensi  

Paolo Privitera is CEO and co-founder of Evensi, the world’s top event discovery platform. When you’re running a company promoting 200M+ events for 10M+ organizers and 50M+ users, what do you do when COVID-19 hits? Paolo will give us a glimpse at what resilience really means.



 Inspirational Coach 

 Executive Consultant 

Amr has been assisting in complex negotiation and improvement projects for decades, helping organizations and individuals around the world to transform and better utilize their potential. Using impactful metaphors, he shows how to apply a broad analysis to the best way to achieve business objectives.




 at Sidekick 

Eric Abensur was CEO of Wanadoo UK and is now co-founder of Sidekick, a startup specializing in helping other companies with employee engagement and retention. As a coach, he’s accompanied both executives and their companies as they managed significant changes in their working lives.



 Vice President 

 at Orchard Capital Venture 

Steph Janson has had a birds-eye view of how companies are adjusting to the new remote working landscape. Now managing a $260M fund as Vice President at Orchard Capital Venture Partners in Los Angeles, he started in VC at OurCrowd in Israel, where he participated in deploying over $700M into 150 companies around the world.



 Chief Growth Officer 

 at EVBox  

Hugo Pereira knows how to scale while managing multi-cultural teams - it’s exactly what he’s been doing as Chief Growth Officer at Amsterdam’s EVBox Group. He’s been there as the team grew from 15 to 600 without slowing down at all, as seen by their ability to hit over 100% growth in 2019.

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