Since the AcceleRise bootcamp on September 14 and 15, the 6 startups of the cohort #2 have well and truly got into the rhythm for their acceleration program. In only 3 sessions they have been brought up to speed on a number of topics essential for their development (business model, HR issues etc.) and have taken part in a matchmaking with their mentors and experts.
And this is a great opportunity for us to introduce the latest members of the AcceleRise tribe, whose benevolent tyranny (just kidding) is motivating our startups towards new heights. Give a warm welcome to:
Matthieu Rolland, managing director of Diana Nova, and Anne-Laure Clair, business development manager, for DIANA (AcceleRise's latest founding member)
Finance, strategy, business development
Having recently taken the reins of the Diana Nova business unit, Mathieu is an adept of finance and business strategy, and he is delighted to share his experience with our startups. As for Anne-Laure, she also offers her experience in business development acquired within 3 Diana business units, as well has her knowledge in nutrition and biotechnologies.
Frédéric Imbert and Pierre-Yves Dymarski, Dijon Céréales
Innovation, development, product management
Having led a number of innovation projects for the Dijon Céréales agricultural group, the dynamic duo of Frédéric Imbert (R&D director for Dijon Céréales, director of both Agronov and the Artémis innovation platform) and Pierre-Yves Dymarski (R&D project manager) have between them more than 30 years experience and advanced expertise in agricultural primary products (sourcing and characterisation), product development and innovation project management.
Mathilde Faglin, investment director for INVEST PME (Groupe SIPAREX)
Leading an AcceleRise session on funding and investment opportunities for FoodTech startups, Mathilde will also contribute a connection to the large network of the SIPAREX group, one of France's leading independant capital investment firms.
Sandrine Doppler, co-founder ofCannelle Innovation
Workflow and reporting, communication, new service offers
Specialised in the food sector, Sandrine makes user of her 20 years' experience in her role as lead startup mentor. She has a particular interest in market intelligence and trends, from business model analysis to market launch, as well as in new products and services for the FoodTech sector.
Jean-Philippe Christol, vice-president of Cojean SAS
Purchasing, logistics, finance
With more than a quarter of century working in the food service sector, including 7 years with McDonald's and 15 years for Cojean, Jean-Philippe brings to the table a keen eye on questions of purchasing, supply and logistics, as well as opening his enviable rolladex of suppliers and financiers.
Frédéric Burgun, financial and administrative director for Burgun Conseil
Costing, business plan, cash management
Frédéric leads an AcceleRise training session on business planning and cashflow management. As a mentor, he also gives the startups the benefit of his 33 years in financial management.
Pascal Perriot, founder of UMAMEET
Strategic planning, design and branding, digital marketing
Specialised in digital strategy, with 30 years' food service experience, Pascal take part in the AcceleRise training programme on the topic of branding. As a lead mentor, he will also give targeting advice on digital strategy and marketing.
By Claire M.
AcceleRise’s Startup manager, Claire is an adept of the world of entrepreneurs, having spent the last 4 years within an incubator and innovation centre. Her mission is to provide daily support and coordination to AcceleRise’s startups, to lend them both practical support and a direct line to the necessary contacts and expertise to get their businesses off the ground. Contact Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org