Sébastien is a well-known figure of the Swiss startup scene. After some years in the banking industry, he jumped into the startup world in 2008 and was active during more than 4 years as a startup mentor and business developer for a technology park in Northwestern Switzerland, where he managed the investments.
Sébastien left in Summer 2012 to launch his own startup, Coteries, a mobile and web development company initially specialized in the music industry, and now acting as prototyping lab for big companies, where he still serves as the CEO. He’s also founder and CEO of Planify, a tool to support business trips organizers to share the program over a mobile application.
As a startup evangelist for years, Sébastien also launched the leading independent Swiss startup blog, startupolic.com. He has been running several startup events (such as Startup Weekends), acts as an advisor for TechBridge and SwissICT Investor Club. Sébastien was recruited in Spring 2015 at Fintech FUSION as its first employee and first ever Program Director .
Sébastien was part of the Swiss Startup National Team (Venture Leaders) in 2014 and was listed among the “300 most influential personalities” in Switzerland by Bilan Magazine. He holds a Master degree in Management from HEC Lausanne and TU Karlsruhe.