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05. From Entrepreneur to Philanthropist

posted 27 May 2015, 02:43 by Gilberte NGUYEN
The ESSEC Philanthropy Chair presents 

FROM ENTREPRENEUR TO PHILANTHROPIST 

15 June 2015 – 18:00 
Knowledge Lab 
ESSEC Business School (Cergy) 
What happens when successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs want to give back?
What do you do when by 40 you have made more money than you could possibly need?
What are the similarities between the search for social impact and an entrepreneur’s quest for high-performing, strong-selling products?


Alexandre Mars is a serial entrepreneur who launched and sold several  companies, including mobile agency Phonevalley (acquired by Publicis)  and technology firm ScrOOn (sold to Blackberry).

In 2014, he founded the Epic Foundation in New York City with the aim of disrupting the philanthropic industry by bringing together technology and partnerships using change-making leadership.



Pascal Lorne is the co-founder and CEO of LET. He founded and ran Miyowa, which developed the very first Facebook and Twitter applications for mobile phones. He sold Miyowa to Synchronoss in 2011, and was also CEO of Ismap.

Pascal lives in Marseille and now devotes significant time and resources  as an “impact investor” in promising social enterprises.



Register for free now for an inspiring live recording of Alexandre and Pascal’s insights, followed by a cocktail and networking!