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How we select startups

Selection process

A three-stage selection process starting with the call for applications:

• Stage #1: application form on our website
• Stage #2: 20 minute interview via Skype
• Stage #3: Presentation to a panel in Monaco

By joining MonacoTech, you undertake to:

• Take part in events organised by and for the incubator;
• Bring real added value to the MonacoTech community
• Ensure one of your co-founders is regularly present at the premises.

Selection criteria

Project potential

Innovation
Feasibility
Growth potential

Team

Skills and synergies
Mindset
Active role in the life of the incubator

Links to Monaco

Why Monaco and not somewhere else?
Consistency between the project and business created in Monaco
Commitment to establishing a base in the Principality

Selection and review juries

Review Committee/ November 7 and 8, 2019

Pierre VAN KLAVEREN

Co-founder vk*p business advisors : advisory firm specialised in structuring, managing and developing businesses. Member of the Monaco National Council and President of Special Olympics Monaco (non for profit organization).

Fabien Prévost

CEO of Omnes, a leading Paris-based European investor in private equity and infrastructure. Fabien began his career in management consulting and M&A, then He founded Proxidis in 1996. Fabien is a member of Invest Europe Mid-Market Platform Council.

Arbia SMITI

Serial Tech Entrepreneur from Paris. Founder of Carnet de Mode (acquired end 2017) and Rosaly (fintech app). Mentor at Techstars, Station F, Wilco, etc. and business angel.

Philippe Meyralbe

Founder of ADVITAM. Philippe is trying to bring some benevolence on the funeral market.

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Review Committee/ November 7 and 8 2019

Selection Committee/ April 5, 2019

Age Rosenberg

Founder, coach and trainer at Headflow. "My aim is to create safe and supported space for growth for individuals and organizations through coaching and experiential learning. "

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

Andrey Sergeyev

Chief Customer Officer at Vendon. Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Advisor - Digital Transformation, Business Growth Strategy, Leadership. Helping leaders get results in the Digital Age.

Christiane Boehmer

Founder and CEO of SIRIUS Consulting & Training AG until Nov. 2018. From that time on independent services for Advisory Management and Certified Mediator.

Dmitri Sarle

CEO of ArcticStartup. Founder of five companies. Not a startup hippie, nor a corporate robot. Advocating true entrepreneurship and global unity through personal growth

Franck Julien

Member of the National Council and Chairman of the Committee for digital development.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Hando Rand

CEO of Agrello. Expert in LegalTech and digital identification, authentication, signature technologies. With his background, moved into transforming how businesses handle their legal matters.

Jin Han

Managing Partner of Globus International. A coach, an entrepreneur and an investor. Heart of startups, mind of corporate.

Pierre-Alexandre Rousselot

CEO of KeeSystem. Fintech & Regtech Expert. After studying computer science and a passion for finance, he specialized in software development applied to asset management.

Review Committee/ February 28 and March 1st, 2019

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

Andrejs Strods

Founder and CEO of Benebay Inc. a USA-based company building a self-insurance platform for small companies. Andrejs Strods launched and led a number of IT companies in the markets from emerging to mature. A repeat technology entrepreneur with track record of successful IT businesses.

Christine McKechnie

Principal Solution Design Consultant at LLamasoft. An industrial engineer with experience as factory manager, ERP project manager, Supply Chain & Global Trade consultant.

Franck Julien

Member of the National Council and Chairman of the Committee for digital development.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Jin Han

Managing Partner of Globus International. A coach, an entrepreneur and an investor. Heart of startups, mind of corporate.

Vladislav Melanitskiy

Launched a few startups and Enguide is a most growing product. He has been developing Rademade for the last 7 years.

Voldemars Bredikis

Managing partner of Commercialization Reactor Fund. A serial entrepreneur, international trade expert and private investor with China, Northern Europe business background.

Review Committee/ September 10, 2018

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

Franck Julien

Member of the National Council and Chairman of the Committee for digital development.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Hilde Haneuse

CEO Blue Wave Software / Founder of Women Leaders Monaco / President of AFCEM (Entrepreneurial Business Women of Monaco)

Marjolaine Grondin

Founder and CEO, Jam.

Moustapha El-Solh

Moustapha El-Solh: CEO M1 Real Estate, M1 Group Executive Director, President of ACHM, Honorary consul of Lebanon.

Virginie Hache Vincenot

Head of Division, Prince's Government, Mission for the energy transition. 17 years of experience in financial advisory

Review Committee/ September 3, 2018

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

Franck Julien

Member of the National Council and Chairman of the Committee for digital development.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Jérôme CHIFFLET

Innovation Manager at Orange Labs Research and Member at Sophia Business Angel.

Patricia Niego

Patricia began her career in marketing consultancy and sales development for innovative companies including Gemplus (smart cards), Nokia and Sony.

Patrick Bouffel

Senior VP Technology for Business. Systems and Networks Director at Monaco Telecom.

Virginie Hache Vincenot

Head of Division, Prince's Government, Mission for the energy transition. 17 years of experience in financial advisory

Selection Committee/ April 13, 2018

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

Aurélie Lavaud

In 2015, Aurélie launched her social startup BimBamJob with Irène Soulages, a recruitment solution designed to facilitate access to jobs for people who find it difficult to use digital technologies.

Cyril Guenoun

Cyril is co-founder of Aglaé Ventures. He graduated from HEC business school in 2000, and was the founder and CEO of Veoprint, a leading supplier of online print solutions for French SMEs.

Franck Julien

Member of the National Council and Chairman of the Committee for digital development.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Henriëtte van Niekerk

Henriëtte van Niekerk, Global Director at Clarksons Platou, based in London, where she has been working since April 2005.

Patricia Niego

Patricia began her career in marketing consultancy and sales development for innovative companies including Gemplus (smart cards), Nokia and Sony.

Robin RIVATON

Robin RIVATON worked at BCG Group before serving as advisor to the CEO of Aéroports de Paris. From 2016 to 2018, he served as CEO of the 100-person promotional agency in charge of attracting foreign.

Review Committee/ March 29, 2018

Alix de Bressy de Guast

International Project Manager for the developement & internationalisation of companies. Alix has been the Business Manager of Sophia Business Angels since 2011.

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

Corinne Pirinoli

HR , Communications & Customer Services Director at Monaco Telecom.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Hilde Haneuse

CEO Blue Wave Software / Founder of Women Leaders Monaco / President of AFCEM (Entrepreneurial Business Women of Monaco)

Jérôme CHIFFLET

Innovation Manager at Orange Labs Research and Member at Sophia Business Angel.

Martin Péronnet

Director of Monaco Telecom and Board Member of MTN Cyprus, Roshan and Eurecom.

Mauro Dell'Orco

President at ANGELS' BAY INVEST

Selection Committee/ September 18, 2017

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

Caroline Goulard

CEO & co-founder of Dataveyes, which specialises in human-data interactions. She provides support for new applications.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Frédéric Genta

When sitting on the first panel, Frédéric was Head of Industry at Google France.

Natacha Quester-Séméon

CEO & co-founder of the innovative agency youARhere, journalist and digital coach, co-founder of Girl Power 3.0 (founded in 2006).

Nicolas Brunel

Head of Investments at the Arnault Group & LVMH. Nicolas is responsible for identifying, executing and overseeing various investments in Europe, Israel, and elsewhere.

Pierre-Emmanuel Saint-Esprit

Founder and CEO of @HelloZack, which aims to simplify the way clients are able to sell Apple products online.

Thierry Crovetto

Member of the National Council. Thierry has over twenty years’ experience in the financial sector, particularly in asset management.

Selection Committee/ July 10, 2017

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

Antoine Grimaud

Co-founder and CEO of PayPlug, a next gen online payment and fraud prediction solution.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Frédéric Genta

When sitting on the first panel, Frédéric was Head of Industry at Google France.

Nicolas Brunel

Head of Investments at the Arnault Group & LVMH. Nicolas is responsible for identifying, executing and overseeing various investments in Europe, Israel, and elsewhere.

Pierre Joly

CEO of Ermeo, a solution for field technicians that provides the right data at the right time and makes the feedback process smoother.

Thierry Crovetto

Member of the National Council. Thierry has over twenty years’ experience in the financial sector, particularly in asset management.

Uwe Diegel

CEO of LifeInA, Venture Capitalist. Uwe is the head of HealthWorks Global and carries out fundamental research in the field of blood pressure diagnoses.

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