Working from home looks like both a dream & a challenge. The current coronavirus situation is requiring most people in startups & corporations to work remotely. And we’re adapting. We’ve started doing Zoom calls, working in smaller squads, redefining how work interactions go.
Obviously, this is not actually proper remote work, it’s a forced and stressful situation. But the good thing is that remote isn’t a new trend. A large number of companies had already embraced it, whether from day one or not, whether for the entire company or not. At The Family, we are convinced that these remote advocates & remote friendly companies have a lot to teach to us today 🎓
The challenge isn’t how to make it work for a few days, but for months, even years. It’s about redefining your processes, finding new ways of living your culture, even new hiring processes. So get ready for the best people to deliver their secrets about remote work. Now’s the perfect time to learn, while also doing some good and meeting new people who are facing the same situation as you are. And who knows, maybe some companies will stay this way long after the crisis, once they’ve seen what remote work can actually bring to the table 🌈
20% of this event’s benefits will go to Institut Pasteur for research to find a COVID-19 treatment.
Early bird tickets at 90 euros
Regular tickets at 120 euros
Open Doors - Reception - Welcome
Why working remotely can be good news, by Oussama Ammar, Cofounder at The Family
Keeping employee engagement high with Scott Markovits, Remote evangelist from InVision
with Déborah Loye, Startup journalist at Les Echos
Managing full remote teams, by Pierre-Camille Hamana, CEO at Smartbnb
Hiring Awesome Remote Workers, by Rodolphe Dutel, Founder at Remotive.io
& former Director of Operations at Buffer
Networking lunch break
Leveraging the remote transition to build your own tools by Emmanuel Straschnov, CEO at Bubble
Playing on timezone for better productivity, by Joris Delanoue, Cofounder & COO at Fairmint
CEOs best practices to win time back & focus on what matters, by Alice Default, CEO at Double
Fireside chat - Stéphane Kasriel (former CEO at Upwork
) with Annabelle Bignon, Cofounder at Maria
Oussama Ammar, Cofounder at The Family
Leaning on his entrepreneurial and investor experience, Oussama has supported The Family’s portfolio companies as they have raised €750M+ and grown to a cumulative valuation of €4B+ in the past seven years, including successes like Algolia, Qonto, Payfit and CaptainTrain.
His ability to grasp a broad range of subjects, from science to philosophy, and his uncompromising, no-BS vision of entrepreneurship have made him a sought-after speaker. He can talk about anything.
He is also a member of the Global Tech Panel chaired by Federica Mogherini & supported by Bill Gates, which aims to harness the opportunities of technology for human development on a world scale.
Scott Markovits, Remote evangelist from InVision
Scott Markovits is the former Head of Support at InVision, the world’s leading design collaboration platform. Built to foster collaboration and iteration, InVision helps people design, review and user-test a product before writing a single line of code.
Scott helped build this distributed company from the ground up as one of their first employees. He’s also helping hundreds of early stage startups on the side to scale their businesses.
Scott’s experience is just incredible and super useful, especially to startup founders.
Pierre-Camille Hamana, CEO at Smartbnb
It’s fascinating watching Smartbnb grow. This solution for guests is a recipe for success: A fully remote team, with great culture & processes, extremely focused & super in terms of execution. What else? Oh yes, a super friendly & kind CEO, Pierre-Camille, who will be with us to describe the way they manage their team remotely. Good practices & learnings to expect from this one!
Rodolphe Dutel, Founder at Remotive.io & former Director of Operations at Buffer
Rodolphe is simply the leading figure in France concerning everything related to remote. Remote changed his life when he was an employee at Buffer, a company well-known for being fully remote and for setting the standards around the topic.
After this adventure & convinced by the benefits of working from home for both companies and employees, Rodolphe built Remotiv.io - one of the best platforms & communities in the world to find hand-picked remote jobs.
Emmanuel Straschnov, CEO at Bubble
Bubble is an incredible no-code tool for developing powerful web applications. It really goes way beyond even what you imagine. So many tools can be built with Bubble, it’s the perfect time to consider this option to optimize your internal remote processes.
Emmanuel bootstrapped the company like a boss, reaching 200k worldwide users with almost no VC money before raising a $6M round in July to accelerate.
Scott Chacon, Co-founder of Chatterbug & GitHub
GitHub is simply the place to build and share code online. This company managed to grow explosively while retaining a very loose organization, embracing flat-hierarchy and remote work.
As one of GitHub's co-founder, Scott has many lessons to share. Lessons he later applied at Chatterbug, his current company, an adaptive solution to master language skills.
Joris Delanoue, COO at Fairmint
Did you hear about CSO (Continuous Securities Offering)? Well, that’s Fairmint’s product. They offer an alternative to classic VC fundraising. It’s easier, more flexible & more advantageous for the entrepreneurs :)
The two founders are based in the US, but they run their international team remotely, mainly using freelancers. Joris is an incredible serial entrepreneur who has sourced, trained & managed hundreds of engineers. The processes he has in his bag are almost the definition of perfection.
Alice Default, CEO at Double
Double helps CEOs and their teams save time every day by matching them with an experience remote assistant, empowered by great tech.
Alice Default was the first non-technical hire at both Front and Sunrise, where she focused on product management & marketing. After a couple of years at Microsoft rebuilding Outlook Mobile with the Sunrise team, she left with her 2-co-founders to start Double, to add a human component to the productivity tools they had been building for the past 5 years. Their team is based in New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and a few other places around the globe.
Stéphane Kasriel, former CEO at Upwork
Stephane is one of these unique future of work visionaries. He was formerly the CEO of Upwork, the largest freelance marketplace in the world with some impressive numbers: 12M+ users in 180 countries, 3M+ jobs posted annually & a market cap of $1.7B. He’s the one that drove the company’s innovation & led it through their IPO in 2018.
He is co-chair of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Education, Gender and Work & a tech expert on leading distributed teams.