Julien graduated from Sheffield Business School in the UK and obtained a Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Amsterdam. He started out as a Marketing Project Manager for French online retailer Mollat.com. He later worked for the Dutch Philips both in Amsterdam and in the US where he helped building a digital innovation hub from the ground up together with Microsoft, IBM and Cisco. Later he sneaked into the Boston startup ecosystem with the Startup Institute, came back to Europe and happily joined SSW! In 2014 he traveled to 30+ countries as part of the Seedstars World Scout team to find the best startups and bring them to Switzerland.
- Lift:TransformLift gives organizations an edge by designing and implementing open innovation strategies through organizational programs.
- Lift:LabSince 2016, Lift has been running a new, experimental format designed to help project teams, re-imagine and accelerate their innovations, and to connect with the bigger picture of what is happening in society.
- Lift:CommunityLift runs initiatives around the world to engage communities to co-create, prototype and find solutions for a better future.
- Lift:EventsSince 2006, Lift has been organizing events using a unique approach, combining collaborative intelligence and open innovation, inspiring change makers to solve business and social challenges.