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Mentor Session: Cédric Giorgi

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Cédric Giorgi Founder & CEO Cookening

Cédric Giorgi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cookening, a global marketplace to connect people and cultures through Food. Before that, he was Seesmic Europe Director furing one year and Marketing Director during 4 years.
Cédric started being involved in the startup industry in 2005 when he started blogging on his own blog, which led him to the position of Techcrunch France Co-Editor and Conference Organizer until mid 2011. He took also part to the organization of LeWeb conference during two years. Cédric has graduated in computer science and business from two major French universities, and is fluent in French, English and German.
Cédric spends 10% of his time helping the ecosystem and other startups: as a regular mentor for startups in France, especially at LeCamping, first Startup Accelerator in Paris. He's involved as a teacher in different Business and Internet schools in France, and he created and managed a closed community of 500+ French Startupers on Facebook. He's a regular speaker at tech conferences in France & Europe.