“Choose the less obvious and search for something else,” suggests Alisée de Tonnac in her compelling speech at TEDxDanubia 2016. Convinced that the future of technology does not lie in the developed world and stressing the dynamism of so‐called “emerging” countries, her aim is to find the best entrepreneurs and connect them with corporations and governments, develop businesses with public and private partners and invest in the top high‐growth companies. Let’s make the world a better place!
After travelling around the world for a year to set up the first edition of Seedstars World, a global seed stage start‐up competition focusing on emerging markets, Alisée is now managing the company, the flagship brand of the global organisation, which has activities in 65+ emerging markets such as Nigeria, Colombia, Morocco and the Philippines. Alisée graduated from the University of Lausanne in Management and Economics and obtained her MSc in International Management at Bocconi University with the highest honour. She travelled extensively from Singapore to Italy, California to France & Switzerland, She started her career as a product manager for luxury brands at L’Oreal Group, and was a part of the Italian team at Voyage Privé, a leading European start‐up. She was also a member of the Harvard Model Congress Europe, where she won the Award of Excellence and has recently been nominated Innovation Fellow at WIRED UK.
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