Issue 9 2023

CEO MONTHLY / ISSUE 9 2023 15 Jul23527 EuraTechnologies is the perfect solution for new businesses that are just starting out as well as established companies looking to reach the next level of success. To support their growth and development, the company provides practical workshops and one-toone mentoring, delivered by expert programme managers, mentors, and industry partners. Its clients also benefit from becoming part of a supportive and stimulating community made up of fellow entrepreneurs and seasoned alumni. As a result, EuraTechnologies serves a client base that consists of startup business owners and project holders, primarily within the Fintech, EdTech, HRTech, Cybersecurity, AgTech, GreenTech, PropTech, RetailTech, eCommerce, SpaceTech, and Robotics industries. Since its establishment in 2009, EuraTechnologies has helped to create over 7000 new jobs by aiding in the growth of startups across its four sites. The company takes a vertical approach to its work, which sets it apart from other startup incubators and enables it to keep the customer at the heart of everything it does. Alongside its focus on startup incubation, EuraTechnologies also serves as a place where people can host events of all sizes. For example, it rents out the five-story atrium of its campus in Lille, offering clients a top-floor VIP lounge with a terrace, a theatre-style auditorium, and other rooms of all sizes that are suitable for both private and corporate hire. In this area of the business, EuraTechnologies differentiates itself through the distinct history of its building and the excellence of its dedicated events team. Last year, the company impressively held over 500 successful events. With plenty of space to offer, EuraTechnologies also provides permanent offices and coworking areas, which startups can choose to rent. Today, over 200 businesses operate on its various campuses. For almost a year, EuraTechnologies has been headed by experience manager Koussée Vaneecke. In January 2022, she joined the company as Managing The Accomplished CEO to Lead Startup Incubator EuraTechnologies Located in the north of France, EuraTechnologies is a startup incubator with campuses in Lille, Roubaix, Willems, and Saint Quentin. The company supports more than 200 startups a year, transforming them into successful businesses that positively impact the world. Here, we take a look at the work EuraTechnologies does as well as the career and achievements of its excellent CEO, Koussée Vaneecke, who has been awarded Most Influential Start-Up Incubator CEO in the Most Influential CEO Awards 2023. Director, before accepting the position of CEO in October. Born in Moscow to a RussianUkrainian mother and a Chadian father, Koussée graduated from ESCP Business School in 1999 with a double major in marketing and management control. She began her career as a Brand Manager at Danone, before working as an International Senior Brand Manager at Pernod Ricard. She then spent three years creating and developing a startup, learning and gaining valuable skills related to leadership. Following this, Koussée went on to hold marketing management and general management positions at various B2B companies with strong entrepreneurial cultures. With routes in Russia and Chad as well as fluency in English, French, and Russian, she systematically worked on international expansions across these companies. At Webhelp, a world leader in the outsourced customer experience, Koussée served as Marketing Manager then Marketing Director, accompanying it in its growth from €200M to €1bn. Later, at Comexposium, she managed a subsidiary specialising in tech and cybersecurity events. Koussée’s previous experience in tech, her passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, and her experience with creating and running her own startup eventually led her to join EuraTechnologies. There, she is proud to have aided in the growth of hundreds of businesses and the creation of countless jobs. Currently, Koussée’s goal is to work with her team at EuraTechnologies to strengthen and improve the programmes it provides to startups. She also aims to enhance the company’s ability to put clients in touch with the best mentors to support them in their international success. Ultimately, she believes that EuraTechnologies will become an incubator that is recognised for its model of economic, social, and environmental transition. This year, one of the biggest projects Koussée will be leading at EuraTechnologies is the first life year of its cyber campus, which was created with the goal of helping clients to better defend themselves in the face of significant cyber risk. As a result of her continued excellence and ambition, Koussée has been awarded Most Influential Start-Up Incubator CEO in the Most Influential CEO Awards 2023. We congratulate her on this achievement and wish her the best of luck in the years to come. Contact: Koussée Vaneecke Company: EuraTechnologies Web Address: