Bastien began his experience at VivaTech as an intern, in the "Startup Relations" team, then became a project manager.
A true Swiss army knife, growth-hacker to the core, Bastien's role is to put 1500 startups from all over the world in contact with a group of 30 VivaTech partners.
Sourcing startups, coordination of technical service providers, relations with partners, marketing and communication, logistics... he manages the entire chain of his project.
After a dual education in engineering and business, he began his career in the public sector on territorial anchoring issues related to the environment (Agenda 21, Energy Climate Plan, Regional Natural Parks, Climate Change Observatory).
In 2013, his Master's degree in new sustainable business models led him in the private sector to the path of consulting and business support. On the strength of his experience and in line with his values, he decided to launch himself into sustainable innovation consulting on his own. In 2017, he accompanied Place To B to create a meeting place for journalists and influencers from all over the world on the sidelines of COP21 in Paris.
It is a professional crush with part of the team that will lead him in 2016 to Viva Technology. The challenge: to build a world-class technical event in less than six months. A bet taken! Since then, he has worked at VivaTech and is now in charge of the Tech4Good program and is helping to highlight a technology that has a positive impact on people and the planet. When he's not looking to change the Nespresso coffee maker to coffee beans or have all his office colleagues adopt the gourd, Thibault goes to Parisian theatres... and rooftops!
His favorite song to get up in a good mood: Clara Luciani - Nude
Julie is Co-Managing Director of VivaTech and is part of the founding team of the event. For the past 3 years, it has been printing its vision and has contributed to making it a key event in global technology.
Passionate about the media, Julie founded Les Echos Start, which she managed for 3 years, as well as Capital Finance and Les Echos Business & Entrepreneurs.
She started at Canal+ before joining the Les Echos Group.
After having studied and started her career abroad (Riga, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New York), Juliette works for several months in a startup located in the same building as VivaTech... meets them in the elevator, talks to them about her passion for VivaTech... and joins the team a few months later !
Fascinated by technology and digital, she accompanies the sales team with enthusiasm and enthusiasm, sets up the processes, structures the sales tools and is our pillar for the ADV.
Next challenge: sales marketing!
After graduating as an agri-food engineer, Stécie worked for 4 years as a buyer/seller of fresh produce. Later on, she decided to move on to the field that had long been a secret passion (after food): The event!
With a new diploma in her pocket, and after a short experience in organizing a trade show dedicated to nutrition, it was at VivaTech that she found the perfect fit in 2017! She joined the team as Business Development Manager, for the preparation of the 3rd edition.
On a daily basis, it is a matter of finding the partners of the event, internationally, and accompanying them until the day of the event. Her cute sins: salted butter caramel, milk jam ice cream, or old-fashioned chips. She'll only eat one bite if you offer her one!
French and English, Alexandra has swayed between France and England. After completing her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Archaeology at Cambridge University she stepped across the pond and did a Master of Communications at Sciences Po in Paris, realising that her passion about human culture and communication needed a more modern application.
It's during the final year of her master's, in 2018, that she joined Viva Technology as a marketing and Social Media intern. A very rewarding experience that blossomed into a long-term opportunity. A year later she is a fully fledged member of the team and currently the Digital Communications Manager, looking after VivaTech's Social Media, branding and other communication missions.
Alexandra is a big frenglish speaker, switching between the languages in a heartbeat without any warning. You'll always see a suitcase or overnight bag by her desk for her frequent weekend travels. A citizen of the world, she never stays put.
In just five years, VivaTech has become the biggest startup and tech event in Europe and is recognized worldwide as a powerful catalyst for business transformation, startup growth and innovation for the common good. Every year, VivaTech brings together the world's top business leaders, startups, investors, researchers and thinkers for a unique experience combining inspiration, networking and a showcase for innovation. Since 2021, VivaTech has been enriched with a digital platform that brings together an even larger community of innovators. VivaTech had thus reached this year 119 million people in 149 countries and had brought together 140,000 visitors, with 26,000 attending in-person at Porte de Versailles Expo Center in Paris.
At VivaTech, they are looking for people who are passionate about startups, technology and innovation. What brings the team together is the unique opportunity to participate in the creation of a vibrant and inspirational event that enables France to shine on a global stage on all things tech, startups and digital transformation.
What do team members have in common? Team-spirit, strong sense of initiative, imagination, enthusiasm, empathy, resourcefulness... and above all the pride of bringing together this massive (and slightly crazy) event, (as well as a certain sense of humour;)) !
Some information that might seem useless, but is in fact very important!
- Be unbeatable in blind tests
- Tolerant to colleagues' varied musical tastes (you may hear "All I want for Christmas" on repeat)
- Accept to have your polaroid photo proudly displayed in the entrance (word of advice: avoid having it taken during one our many parties…)
- Be ready to take up the "90,000 steps in 3 days" challenge during VivaTech: )
- Go to many exciting meetings with our partners throughout the year
- Meet incredible people and discover a sense of humanity and consideration like never before