Ardian Growth conferences by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

  • 04 May 2020

  • Growth

  • Paris, France

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These conferences, which bring together a growing community of entrepreneurs and managers, deal with issues that are central to the current affairs and daily lives of businesses. Explanations.

Ardian Growth considers entrepreneurs to be the primary asset of any growth strategy. This is why its teams launched the Ardian Growth conferences several years ago. They offer the ideal opportunity for entrepreneurs to come together to tackle common issues. They discuss and share their experiences of their day-to-day activities: governance, financing, go-to-market, hyper-growth management or the internationalization of their activity.

These evening get-togethers are more than just simple conferences, they bring together a growing community of entrepreneurs and managers around Ardian Growth

Laurent Foata, Head of Ardian Growth
As these moments are also an opportunity for informal talks, they are followed by a period reserved for conversation and networking. “These evening get-togethers are more than just simple conferences, they bring together a growing community of entrepreneurs and managers around Ardian Growth,” explains Laurent Foata, Managing Director of Ardian Growth. It's very easy to talk and even debate and this carries on informally throughout the evening. A moment for networking but also for sharing concerns and advice that may create new opportunities.” In addition to strengthening its visibility, Ardian Growth also relies on this entrepreneurial community to source and monitor its investments.

Each event, frequently organized in partnership with the media such as FrenchWeb or associations such as Tech In France, brings together around one hundred entrepreneurs both in Paris and abroad, mainly in Italy and Spain, where Ardian Growth is also very active.


Conferences focusing on the challenges of entrepreneurs

New SaaS metrics and the development of a related model, online/offline retail issues and the various types of support and financing for entrepreneurs according to their development phase are just some of the many issues covered at these conferences and which have a real impact on its participants. “I often speak of the loneliness of entrepreneurs when faced with strategic decisions,” states Pierre Demonsant, CEO of Planisware. We are looking for coaching, which may be provided by investors or the entrepreneurs around them. One of Ardian's great qualities is its ability to build this network. "

Iconic figures of the French and European entrepreneurial ecosystem such as Marco Corradino, CEO of, Olivier Theulle, Director of Operations at Fnac Darty or even Philippe Corrot, founder of Mirakl, leader in marketplace solutions take to the floor on fundamental topics.

An inspirational event within a real club of entrepreneurs, the best moments of which can be viewed on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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