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Startup mentoring by major corporations with WILCO and Paris-Saclay

April 12, 2023
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Julia Lopez
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With the support of the Paris-Saclay Community, WILCO set up a mentoring program with startups and corporations. This is an opportunity for corporations to become mentors and pass on their knowledge, while also learning about the workings and vision of young companies.

The startups benefit from expert support to accelerate their growth, and develop their skills and professional network. A win-win situation for these innovators.

Find out what the founders of the accelerated startups thought about the mentorship program.

Guillemets - Bleu

Thanks to the mentoring, we’ve gained marketing knowledge and refined our marketing strategy and customer messages.

Zuzanna Kosowska-Stamirowska from NAVALGO

Guillemets - Bleu

It’s one of the most effective ways to accelerate the development and growth of a startup

Didier Roux, WattAnyWhere

Experts from major corporations also contributed to economic dynamism by supporting innovative projects:

Guillemets - Bleu

I think it’s essential. Like SMEs, startups make France – and the world – grow. And so, they need to be supported. […] On a personal level, it also enabled me to think about new projects for my company.

Sabine Ouhayou, EDF

Guillemets - Bleu

I’d recommend that employees from other major groups come and discover new perspectives and ideas. This energy provides a real boost in your day-to-day activities.

Jérémy Montagard, THALES

Experts from corporations contribute to economic dynamism by supporting innovative projects:

The class of 2022 is about to be launched, so make the most of this opportunity by applying.


Congratulations to Arnaud Pelloquin from WILCO and Christophe Tousseau from Paris-Saclay who ran this project with such brio.

CC: Yann Cauchetier, Communauté Paris-Saclay; Alisson Peltot, Incub’Alliance Paris-Saclay; Arnaud Peltier, La French Tech Paris-Saclay.

A big thank to all the mentors and mentees for their commitment: Sabine Ouhayoun, EDF; Frédéric Montagard, Thalès; Pauline Plisson, Naldeo; Philippe Gandillet, BPVF and Green Banque Populaire; Christophe Leynadier, Mihaly; Alexandre Pinon, Mendo; Zuzanna Kosowska-Stamirowskade, Navalgo; Didier Roux, WattAnyWhere; Daniel Blengino, Visionnary; Luc Dumont & Julien Aupart, Naept.