After traveling for a year around the world to set up the first edition of the Seedstars World startup competition back in 2013, Alisée is now managing the company and taking it to the next level. The competition is now present in 85+ cities and has a physical presence in 15 strategic co-working hubs around the world. She now has accumulated deep knowledge of trends in technology, social media & consumer behavior in Emerging Markets.
Born in France, she has spent most of her life abroad, from growing up in Singapore, California, and France to studying and working in Italy and Switzerland and finally accomplishing humanitarian missions in Brazil and Cambodia. As of today, she has traveled in 50+ countries.
Alisée is a board member of the School of Management of Fribourg and a member of the Swiss National Innovation Council. She was nominated Social Entrepreneur Forbes 30 under 30, Innovation Fellow of Wired UK, 50: Europe’s most influential women in the startup and venture capital space and the 29 Powerful Women by Refinery29. Graduated from HEC Lausanne and obtained her Master's in International Management at the Bocconi University (Italy) with highest honors. She was also member of the Harvard Model Congress Europe where she won the Award of Excellence. She worked as product manager for luxury brands at L’Oréal Group and was part of the Italian team at Voyage Privé, a leading European startup.
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Seedstars is a Swiss-based investment holding with a mission to impact people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. The groups' activities cover over 80 emerging ecosystems through a variety of activities such acceleration programs, events & trainings, physical hubs called Seedspace, venture capital investments and company building activities. Seedstars has made over 50 investments including companies like Agrocenta (Ghana), Acudeen (Philippines) or Medsaf (Nigeria).
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