Executive director – Marseille Innovation – France
Laurence Olivier is the Executive Manager of Marseille Innovation. She spent 11 years in charge of supporting innovative startups, then has been deputy director over the past three years. Laurence Olivier finally took the lead of Marseille innovation with the aim of further developing this structure that hosts and helps young startups from the metropolitan territory in nearly 9000m2 in Marseille. They currently help around 130 startups at early stage, in the fields of digital industry and industry 4.0. More than thirty specialists, mentors, experts, and a 15-people team daily support these innovative companies to transform their projects in startups then in scale-up. Marseille Innovation offers, as well, a financial engineering program to help starting and developing businesses, and an open innovation program to create bridges between regional big companies, SMEs and its innovative startups.