This is a session at Paris, 10 – 12 April 2019

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Innov8rs Unconference

We invite you to our Innov8rs Unconference on Friday April 12th, 8:00 – 14:00. This is a full morning of peer-to-peer learning, connecting people in the industry with different backgrounds, but common goals, to help each other and gain practical insights.

The Unconference turns the typical conference format on its head, featuring an on-the-fly agenda of sessions proposed and voted on by attendees. The format encourages speakers and attendees to mix, mingle, and share learnings with one another.

Many community thought leaders will be at the Unconference, such as Tristan Kromer (Lean Startup Coach & Founder of Kromatic), Esther Gons (Co-author of The Corporate Startup) and Martin Kupp (Associate professor for entrepreneurship and strategy at ESCP Europe, Paris). You can use this morning to get practical on what you’ve picked up on Wednesday and Thursday. Get feedback on your ideas, challenges and best practices, or share your thoughts about their work.

How does it work? The Unconference consists of three parts:

9:00 – Session planning
10:00 – Multiple sessions running in parallel
13:00 – Closing session where everyone shares their learnings

We’ll start with a blank schedule and will permit anyone to pitch a session. This can go in two directions: we ask people if they have something to share or some challenge they have and need help on. Based on whether it’s something to share or a challenge to solve, we’ll choose an interactive session format and pull in other attendees who can join.

We plan the sessions on the blank schedule based on the total number of votes and participants. We’ll end up planning multiple sessions in parallel and make sure there’s something of your liking in all the time slots. We expect to host at least 20 sessions. We’ll close the session in an all-hands gathering sharing the lessons from the sessions to everybody.


We’ll have a team of experienced facilitators to run the unconference and help you get the most out of the day.

Alexia van Schaardenburg – Certified master practitioner of Palo Alto systemic and strategic coaching specializing in problem resolution & getting people unstuck.

Robbert van Geldrop – Entrepreneur and investor. Chief Venturing Officer at Firmhouse. Founder of the Duth Lean Startup Circle. Author of From Signal To Evidence.

Mariel Venhuizen – Program & Event Manager at Firmhouse. Has a background in psychology, leadership development and nonprofit management.

Guy Lévi-Bochi – Evidence-based entrepreneurship & continuous transformation coach. One of the co-founders of the Lean Startup Experience meetup group in Paris (11K+ tribe). Has worked for Fortune 500 companies, as well as seed-stage startups.

Venue & Partners

ESCP Europe

The world’s first business school  (est. 1819)

In 1819, Jean-Baptiste Say, a French economist, coined the word entrepreneur and created the world’s first Business School. ESCP Europe was born.

A pioneer for the past 200 years, ESCP Europe can be proud of a large number of innovations successfully adopted all around the world. It remains the only pan-European school, with six campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, and an associated campus in Luxembourg.

Jean-Baptiste Say Institute

Offers a European academic reference dedicated to entrepreneurial leadership and innovation.

Blue Factory

Incubates & accelerates startups from the ESCP Europe ecosystem through 3 programmes: Start, Seed & Scale.