Eventbrite: from San Francisco to Paris

Today, for “Straight from the US” (the first program in English by Widoobiz), Aurelien Cottet, founder of The American Clubs, hosts Renaud Visage. Mr. Visage is currently the CTO and Co-Founder of Eventbrite.

After completing a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering at the Ecole Central Lyon with the last year at Cornell University, Mr. Visage started his career in an environmental consulting company in San Francisco. With his passion for the Internet and programming, he developed several softwares for this company and finally decided to switch from civil to software engineering.

He will discuss with us today his first start-up experience which was in a photo-sharing company that was subsequently acquired by Sony. He will also talk about how keeping in touch with former colleagues can change your life, as one of them introduced him to the initiator of Eventbrite. Mr. Visage is now in charge of international expansion for Eventbrite which gives him the opportunity to spend more time in Europe and France.

Listen and discover his experience as a French entrepreneur in one of the hottest start-ups around. His position as a mentor for different accelerators in Europe gives him a fair view on the strengths and weaknesses among Paris, Berlin and London in the start-up scene.

Aurélien Cottet

Aurélien Cottet has been an International Business Developer for the past 10 years, since graduating with his second Master's degree (Aerospace Engineering) from Georgia Tech. In addition, he is the founder of The American Clubs and one of the most active people in the American Community in France.

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