Louise Piednoir

Education

Louise holds a Master’s degree in Marketing & Sales from ESSEC Business School.


What I love

I love to attend live events (modern or classical concerts, dance events, theater plays) where you discover and experience the beauty of live creation. I also enjoy modern art museums which are in themselves works of modern art where you take a contemplative break from one’s daily life. Finally, I love hiking in new places with my friends and family – it combines the joy of discovery with the rewarding feeling of achieving a goal while exercising!

Louise Piednoir

Corporate Development

I spotted a gap

I was convinced there was a missing value proposition on the innovation consulting market.

Having faced the difficulties of navigating Open Innovation with startups from a large corporate standpoint, I saw value in bridging those two worlds. I set up Aster Fab to help corporates collaborate with early-stage companies with the insights of a VC, either in terms of market expertise or a more efficient approach to opportunity assessment.

Startups and corporates need each other

There are one million startups globally, all aiming to change the world through innovative solutions and all pivoting every day to do so. Being blind to this innovation sphere but still thinking you can stay on top of your market is like saying “I want to win the marathon but I’ll train only once a month”.

No internal innovation will ever beat the capabilities of those one million external players. I truly believe corporate-startup collaboration is a fantastic means for both worlds to exceed expectations, as startups also need the experience and networks of incumbents to succeed.

Confidence is a result of hard work

It’s rewarding having a customer say: with you we have gained one year of learning on this market and we are now ready to move forward with partners who’re a great strategic fit. This is when I know that Aster Fab delivers its value proposition.

Education

Louise holds a Master’s degree in Marketing & Sales from ESSEC Business School.


What I love

I love to attend live events (modern or classical concerts, dance events, theater plays) where you discover and experience the beauty of live creation. I also enjoy modern art museums which are in themselves works of modern art where you take a contemplative break from one’s daily life. Finally, I love hiking in new places with my friends and family – it combines the joy of discovery with the rewarding feeling of achieving a goal while exercising!

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