Jan Lepoutre

What would be the soundtrack for entrepreneurship?
WikiStage ESSEC 1
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    Try to put an entrepreneurship venture into words and music, and then push play. Jan Lepoutre gives us the soundtrack to your entrepreneurship movie.There are musics that echo greatly with a moment in your life, whether it's a celebration or a stressful moment. Creating a company is one of the biggest venture one can undertake, and yet there is no music or soundtrack dedicated to relate the emotions it bring. Or is there?

    "In most important moments in life, we celebrate with music : we put our weddings in music, if our favorite team wins we all sing " we are the champions" by Queen, but when we think of entrepreneurship, which is also a celebration of human endeavour, of life, we don't put any music to it."
    "Failure really is unimportant, but it takes courage to make a fool of yourself.""If you really wanna see what you are intrinsically capable of, it's not going to be in your dreams. You'll have to take action, and if you fail, you'll just have to continue and to persevere until you see what you think you are really capable of."


Julien Fanon

Social met business in the 2010's. What's next?
WikiStage ESCP Europe 5
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    "One of the big trends that we saw during the past 5 years was the convergence and an increased collaboration between social entrepreneurs and traditional private sectors"

    "We see basically two trends. The first one is the increasing penetration of this collaboration with the social entrepreneurs in the company. And the second one is the diversification of the different impacts on the company - different trends that will hit the company."

    "Interestingly enough, in most forms of transformation (...) we see that the change comes from the top. In this collaboration that we're talking about - so the collaboration with the social entrepreneurs - we're starting to see that the change also comes from the bottom meaning that the employees, the individuals are bringing this change. (...) This is one of the first people-led transformation that we see in a company."


Taking fundraising into the 21st century?
WikiStage ESCP Europe - Berlin
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    WikiStage ESCP Europe - Berlin Campus.

    "For 50 cents, you can feed one child for one full day."

    "Today, 1 in 9 people are still suffering from hunger."

    "Smartphone users outnumber hungry children 20 to 1."

    "We created a tool, ShareTheMeal, that allows you with simply a tap on the smartphone, to donate 50 cents to the WFP/UN."

    "Digital world allows you to create something with very little resources."

    "Digitalization is one tool that is really special to our generation. All you need to have is the idea and then you can do great things."


Stephanie Sutton

Investing in StartUps at Fidelity Worldwide Investments
WikiStage ESCP Europe - London
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    Listen to Stephanie Sutton from Fidelity Worldwide Investments give her professional perspective of the start-up market and how this will influence the  Economy World of today. One of many special insights at WikiStage ESCP Europe 2015 London.

Simone Cimminelli

How do Investors look at Start Ups and invest their Money?
WikiStage ESCP Europe - London
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    How do Investors look at Start Ups and invest their money - explained by the CEO of a 60m € family office, Simone Cimminelli

Devie Mohan

How is FinTech Reshaping our World?
WikiStage ESCP Europe 8 - London
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    Devie MOHAN speaks for the good side of the debate. She works at Thomson Reuters and is a FinTech Market Strategist. She is ranked #12 on the FinTech100 global list.

    "FinTech by definition came about as an industry forced by the economic crisis as a way of bridging the gap between banks and consumers. Consumers want one thing: they want an easier way of dealing with banks or any financial service and they want an intuitive experience of doing that. Banks were not able offer it, primarily because of the economic crisis - they had complex issues to deal with, new kinds of regulations coming in, they had to cut costs, the margins were literally not there. That is how the FinTech industry really came about, as a way of bridging that gap."

    The three main things FinTech brands have done in terms of good:
    (1) Developing new business models.
    (2) Opening to new markets - FinTechs let anybody open an account.
    (3) Opening to different geographies and using different kinds of big data