[Made in Grenoble] Drone Interactive, iskn, Cowork in Grenoble and Les Petits Entrepreneurs …
From the interview with Vincent Rigau, CEO of Drone Interactive at Linksium to the selection of events not to be missed this month: an overview of the news of the Grenoble digital ecosystem with Deborah Donnier.
This month, Deborah Donnier conducts an interview with Vincent Rigau, CEO of Interactive Drone at Linksium
Deborah Donnier: You created ISKN in 2015, what is your company’s value proposition?
Jean-Luc Vallejo, co-founder & CEO: iskn was created in 2014 and not in 2015 to develop the Slate, a digital slate unique in the world since it allows you to draw with any pencil, pen, felt … on any paper. It combines the authenticity of the paper / pencil drawing experience with the power of digital technology.
Your product is available in nearly 350 points of sale in France. Last November, you announced its distribution via the toy specialist PicWic. Why expand to a younger audience?
We can talk about picwic but it is too specific and all the more so as our turnover is not significant enough for them to put so much emphasis. In any case, we can talk about the different brands and the development since 2016> Fnac, Boulanger, Darty, Cultura .. for France but also Amazon, MoMA Design store, Conran Shop .. for abroad.
You are present in the United Kingdom, in Germany and recently in the United States and soon in Asia. Why is internationalization important to you?
It is not that internationalization is ‘important’, it is above all that it goes without saying with a product that meets the needs of different markets, especially in Asia where we will be able to potentially conquer the market for education with a tool totally adapted to learning to write, a sensitive point in education in China, for example.
Added to this, an ambition to always think bigger. It was out of the question to be confined to a product distributed only in France, especially with such technology!
Do you have a turnover to communicate to us? How many clients do you have?
Provisional turnover for 2017: 8 M €. (+ 300%). We have around 60,000 Slate users around the world.
What are your ambitions for the coming year?
Conquer the world !
We have several nice projects in the works that I can’t tell you about right now .. but they may be talked about in the coming months.
We thought about the best ways to combine the strong development of artificial intelligence with our technologies … and several projects quickly took shape. 2018 is therefore an important or even a key year in the development and influence of iskn.
“How to remain human in a world of robots? “
March 1, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Deep learning, big data… IT technologies are progressing faster and faster. Every day, artificial intelligence is getting closer to how human intelligence works. It becomes more creative and its interfaces more intuitive. But the rise of artificial intelligence is accompanied by legitimate fears: will humans one day be overwhelmed?
What will make its specificity when the machine has evolved so much that even the notion of emotion will be relatively on a par with that of man?
Fantasy or reality, should we really be afraid of artificial intelligence? And what ethics to apply to it? Thierry Ménissier, philosopher of innovation and Vice-President of Human and Social Sciences Research at the University of Grenoble Alpes, will come to offer a space for reflexivity and discussion, without providing ready-made solutions, around the new relationships that we have maintain with the machines.
In the form of participatory workshops, it invites a foresight exercise in order to experience our freedom in a world filled with constraints and contradictions.
Location: Tarmac, 29 Chemin du Vieux Chêne – 38240 Meylan
Forum 5i workshop: industrialization of start-ups: a gas factory?
March 8, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Organized by Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, Forum 5i (Innovation, Industry, Inclusion, Investment, International) is recognized as one of the main European events supporting the development and financing of innovative businesses. It is the annual meeting eagerly awaited by investors and innovative companies.
The Forum 5i workshop allows, upstream of the event, to inform project leaders on a strategic subject for the creation and development of their company.
The theme chosen this year: “The industrialization of start-ups: a gas plant?”
Location: CCI de Grenoble, 1 Place André Malraux 38000 Grenoble
The associates pact, what for?
March 9, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
The shareholders’ agreement is an agreement established between shareholders in parallel with the company’s articles of association. This is the same document as the shareholders’ agreement, which concerns the shareholders of SA. This unpublished private contract concerns all types of companies in which there are several partners. It allows shareholders to settle various elements of the relationship between them, without publication with the commercial registry.
On the program for this breakfast:
- Identification of what a shareholders’ agreement is and the main differences between this legal document and the articles of association of a company
- Usefulness and interests of the shareholders’ agreement
- At what key moments to put it in place (at creation, during external funding, etc.
- Its operation and content
Ecobiz Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Female entrepreneurship: anything is possible!
March 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Event in partnership with the Réseau Entreprendre Isère, GAIA and ADIE
Intervention of Séverine Le Loarne Lemaire,Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Head of Diploma Programs in Executive Education and Holder of the Chair
“Women and economic renewal” on:
“Where are the women entrepreneurs?
The evolution of female entrepreneurship in Sud Isère for 10 years »
Round table of women entrepreneurs, moderated by Annie Zylberberg, journalist, and in the presence of:
– Florence Deschamps, Director of Avenir pro Training, training for tertiary professions and support for professional retraining,
– Aude Elandaloussi, creator of the Happy Baby Box, the 100% Isère parent / baby box,
– Emilie Perret, kitchen and reception company, caterer,
– Nathalie Gallice, Sève de Vie, kinesiologist,
– Florence Claudet, Director of the Massifs de L’Isère Network, Caisse d’Epargne Rhône Alpes
March 15, 2018
Project Previews is the 1st milestone in the integration process of Linksium projects. Once the detection stage has passed, the Previews Project provides access to preparation for the Investment Committee. Concretely, it is 10 minutes of oral presentation by the project leader 20 minutes of discussion with the professionals of Linksium.
Location: SATT Linksium Grenoble Alpes, La Petite Halle, Bouchayer Viallet site – 31, rue Gustave Eiffel – Grenoble, 38000 France
Cowork in Grenoble and Les Petits Entrepreneurs
March 20, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Cowork in Grenoble and Small Entrepreneurs organize as part of the Freelance Fair an event for freelancers from Grenoble on March 20 from 2 p.m. at the Totem building of French Tech.
On the program, thematic workshops around the various freelance issues and an aperitif to end the day and continue discussions.
For more information :
Workshop: To better understand the professional approach to using Facebook
March 21 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
As a company or association, it has become (almost) essential to communicate on Facebook. How to create a page? What are the best practices as a professional? Come and participate in this 3-hour workshop to better understand the professional approach to using Facebook.
To work on concrete cases and practice during the workshop, remember to take your laptop.
Hosted by Dominique Colombani, trainer and web developer at Web Formation
Standard ticket: 50 euros
Coworker ticket: 25 euros
Location: Col’inn Grenoble, 34 avenue Félix Viallet 38000 Grenoble
Deborah Donnier is an experienced entrepreneur: WordPress developer but also interviewer. It supports individuals and professionals in enhancing their digital presence. She founded ddesign, specializing in the development of WordPress sites and Think WP documentary aimed at raising awareness of the WordPress community. You can find it on his site or of course Twitter, Linkedin, Faceboo
Mary Grammont has many hats: Independent consultant in Press Relations (Daily RP), she also co-founded Com’Un Lundi, a media outlet for the media, as well as the Lesmondaines blog, Grenoble city-guide.