John Lewis


John Lewis has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience between Paris, London, New York, and Boston. He has lead several enterprises, and has also founded nine different companies. Four of them sold as independent entities and two were bought by competitors.

John was a portfolio manager of pension and mutual funds at several asset management companies in London, New York and Boston. He started his career as a quantitative analyst, most notably, with the OECD. John teaches portfolio managment and entrepreneurship at several universties in Paris.  He previously was a professor at HEC and is currently  a professor and the co-director of the Portfolio Managment Masters program at IAE Gustave Eiffel.  He helped start the accelerators Le Camping and Dojoboost and has been an organizer and mentor for StartupWeekend and Next.

Philippe Wehmeyer

General Director

Philippe Wehmeyer has over 20 years of experience in brand development and consumer product distribution. He has lead more than ten companies exceeding 240M€ in revenue, and has developed companies which offer support, commercial, financial, and strategic services.

Specializing in returns on investment, Philippe has worked with investment funds, side groups, family owned companies, both French and foreign. Philippe acts as a Business Angel for several innovative start-ups, and as a consultant to companies both in the acquisition and growth phases.