What kind of qualities shall you consider when looking for co-founders?
How do you find the right partner and thus rock your business?
How do you consider the equity share between co-founders?
Come and join the "In Your Shoes" in May. This time on stage will be the dialogues between startup co-founders.
Matthieu Bodin, International Growth Director of XNode
Matthieu Bodin is an entrepreneur and community builder. As the International Growth Director at XNode, he works with startup founders, corporations, and ecosystem players to innovate in China. He is on a mission to identify the relevant model that will help organizations stay ahead of the competition. Previously, Matthieu worked for Techstars as the Regional Manager for Greater China where he supported community leaders to nurture their local tech communities. He founded three startups and now writes on carnet.cc.
Yoan RIGART, Co-Founder of IT-Consultis
Yoan is an entrepreneur with 12 years of experience in China and founder of various successful ventures in digital consulting, and F&B industry. Part of EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization), he started building companies from scratch to follow the footsteps of his grandfather, whom he considers his inspiration and source of motivation.
2 of the ventures he founded are well known amongst the Shanghai community: IT Consultis and urban Thai.
IT Consultis is one of the leading Digital Agency in China, with a diverse and fast growing team of 60+ digital experts hailing from fifteen countries, working with multinational and fortune 500s companies. The second is Urban-Thai, a beloved local chain of restaurants in Shanghai, promoting Thai cuisine as well as healthy eating.
In both cases, the decision to create those businesses was prompted by a desire to innovate: with IT Consultis, Yoan wanted to create a company that could bridge the digital divide between western companies and Chinese customers. With Urban Thai, he wanted to create not only a place where people can dine and relax, but also a location to spread the values of healthy eating and well being.
Yoan is a natural leader with a strategic vision for the long term development of the companies. In his role as a CEO, Yoan handles all finance, HR and legal related operations, ensuring the companies always go in the right direction. He is a strong believer in the value of mental and physical health at the workplace, ensuring each employee is well taken care of, both at a professional and personal level.
Co-founder of AI Vision Kit For Industry Machine Vision (an Intel I2R projector)
Paul has joined Intel I2R Batch 7 with his project AI Vision Kit, which is a machine vision solution for vertical industries leveraging Intel's AI technology. It is an innovative project to empower hardware with human-eye image recognition capacity.
我们致力于孵化创意并帮助创业者与企业家们加速发展，让他们与国内外的导师、专家、合作伙伴、投资机构、大企业与其他合作机构紧密连接。我们也在上海的战略腹地提供若干空间，凝聚来自海内外的创业者们在同一个社群中交流分享、合作共赢。 在帮助创业者成长、加速的过程中，我们也把习得的成果用于服务大企业，帮助他们在不断变化的浪潮中稳步向前。我们让大企业与优秀创业者紧密对接、把大企业的创新想法转变为现实、并且提升大企业内部的创业家精神。 同时，我们还在这个平台中深入嫁接学术科研与政府资源，并不断巩固强化与其他资源的整合，期待能够创造出一个真正独一无二的创新生态。