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MEET OUR AMBASSADORS.

Our Ambassadors are connected to thriving ecosystems of entrepreneurs and aspiring investors. They engage local communities and grow an actionable and exclusive network by scouting participants for our Venture Capital Challenges.

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FROM BERLIN TO PARIS TO ITHACA (NY) TO LONDON..

When I was studying in Paris, I had the opportunity to participate in UPComingVC’s third Investment Challenge. My team worked together like clockwork and we convinced the jury – a great experience. After my time at ESSEC, I decided to return to my home country Germany, where I work on machine learning and data analysis for a start-up company in Berlin.

Hi! I’m Melody and I am a junior at Cornell University double majoring in Computer Science and Economics. I am interested in product and technology-focused Venture Capital. I first developed a passion for venture capital and technology when I interned at a Venture Capital firm focused on technology startups in San Francisco. Since then, I have worked on startups ranging from augmented reality education applications to campus peer to peer storage startups. I have been fortunate enough to see the life cycles of numerous products and I am always looking for new opportunities.

Collins is a believer of change. He has recently graduated from HEC Paris and is a Co-Founder of Obuntu Hub; an innovation hub to empower young entrepreneurs in Tanzania. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and digital technology to drive innovation and growth. He was part of the winning team of the UPComingVC Challenge 3rd Edition.

I am passionate about evaluating exciting investment opportunities that leverage new technologies. After graduating from Cass Business School, I was eager to develop the skills needed to create a product, and build upon my prior experiences in advertising and finance. I participated in a coding boot camp at Le Wagon where my team and I built a web app from scratch. I am now starting my masters at the LSE.

Edward is from San Francisco. He previously worked at Flexport before obtaining a masters in international economics at Sciences Po in Paris. During his studies, he interned at Auto1 in Berlin. Edward is interested in getting to know more about the startup ecosystem of Europe.

Hi, I’m Vincent! Last year I worked for Eldorado, a platform that connects startups with private investors and public funding in France. During this experience, I participated at UpComingVC in January as a challenger and it was great to exchange with inspiring entrepreneurs and investors. Then I moved to San Francisco to work for Orange. I’m now back in Paris to complete my master at ESCP Europe (major in Entrepreneurship). I wanted to join UpComingVC’s community to keep developing this quality event and to keep learning on the startup ecosystem!

I am Mickaël Gros-Prugny, currently in Master in Management at Audencia Business School with a major in financial strategy. Tech saavy, for a few years now I have been extremely passionate about financing innovation and venture capital. This is why, after several experiences in finance, startup and consulting, I decided to participate in the third edition of the UPComingVC Challenge and that I am now proud to be one of its ambassadors!

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