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EU Industry Days 2023

Nicolas Brien

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Nicolas Brien is an entrepreneur, investor and board member. He is a vibrant advocate of the EU tech sovereignty and has chaired the European Startup Network, the most influential industry group representing startups in Brussels. Mr Brien sits on the Board of companies and foundations in Europe and Asia, such as Heritage, Vidacity, Tilder and France Alzheimer.

After successfully restructuring EuraTechnologies, Europe’s largest startup incubator, he entered into stealth mode and has been working on a Greentech project. From 2016 to 2021, he led France Digitale, Europe’s largest Startup organization with 2000+ startup members and 100+ VC. Prior to joining the digital ecosystem, he ran the Direction of Studies at Kantar and was a senior advisor to Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (Spokeswoman of the French Government). In 2022, Mr Brien was nominated 'European Young Leader of the year' by Brussels-based Foundation Friends of Europe.