ALISÉE DE TONNAC
After traveling for a year around the world to set up the first edition of the Seedstars World startup competition back in 2013, Alisée is now managing the company and taking it to the next level. The competition is now present in 85+ cities and by next year the Seedstars Group will be launching 15 strategic hubs (seedspace co-working activities, acceleration programs and academy centres) around the world. She now has accumulated deep knowledge of trends in technology, social media & consumer behavior in Emerging Markets.
Born in France, she has spent most of her life abroad, from growing up in Singapore, California, and France to studying and working in Italy and Switzerland and finally accomplishing humanitarian missions in Brazil and Cambodia. As of today, she has traveled in 50+ countries and is currently living in Nigeria.
Alisée is a board member of the School of Management of Fribourg and a member of the Swiss National Innovation Council. She was nominated Social Entrepreneur Forbes 30 under 30, Innovation Fellow of Wired UK, 50: Europe’s most influential women in the startup and venture capital space and the 29 Powerful Women by Refinery29.
Graduated from HEC Lausanne and obtained her Master's in International Management at the Bocconi University (Italy) with highest honors. She was also member of the Harvard Model Congress Europe where she won the Award of Excellence. She worked as product manager for luxury brands at L’Oréal Group and was part of the Italian team at Voyage Privé, a leading European startup.