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Jérôme Grandidier


Serial-French entrepreneur based in Luxembourg, expert in the fields of technology and innovation, Jérôme Grandidier is a triple graduate of the High School of Technology and Business in Belfort, the Executive MBA Smartly Washington DC, and "Venture Finance Program" of the University of Oxford. He began his career in Luxembourg in 1992. At the age of 25, he created his first company in IT. In 2002, he took control of the integrator Sit Group, which he transformed seven years later into an alternative telephone operator: Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator. A key player in the market, the activity was bought in 2016 by the French group Nomotech. This operation allows him to devote himself full time to his business projects like John-Paul Luxembourg which he sold to the Accor group at the end of 2017. He became the first investor in the seed round of IP Trade, creator of 'a specific communication tool between the players in the trading room. The company was bought in 2017 by British Telecom. He co-founded Luxfactory, which today has 65 employees, and is active in interim management, business consulting and digital transformation, and of which he is president. Luxfactory is making a name for itself thanks to unique initiatives such as the internationally renowned Luxembourg Village at the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas. Jérôme Grandidier continues his capital investments within the Luxfactory Fund, the venture capital department of Luxfactory. Crowdaa, Scrybto, MyLuxembourg, MySardines, UBCom, CoinPlus, are part of the current portfolio. Drawing on his experience, Jérôme wishes to advise the new generation of entrepreneurs. He is certified by the Chamber of Commerce for its mentoring program and is the administrator of the BackBone social impact fund. Jérôme is also the founding president of the Fédération Luxembourgeoise des Startups.

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Charlotte Ripetti


Charlotte is a young French entrepreneur who has been living in the Grand Duchy for 6 years. A graduate of EDHEC Business School in Luxury Marketing, she began working in Paris in prestigious houses such as Cartier or Messika. Curious and eager for discovery, she decided to travel after finishing her studies to experience different cultures. She will stop in Indonesia for 1 year to actively work on the launch of a hotel today (specify the level of success, still existing). With this rich experience, she returned to Europe and shortly after opened her own restaurant in Luxembourg. Sensitive to innovative projects and seduced by the world of startups, she decided to join the My Sardines project led by Jérôme Grandidier at the same time. At the end of their early collaboration, Charlotte took the gamble of selling her restaurant to devote herself fully to the company, and more particularly to Mysardines.




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