Benjamin Tincq

Co-Founder
POC21 / OuiShare

Benjamin Tincq is a social entrepreneur focused on one question: how can we leverage technology to solve the world’s most wicked problems? His new venture is exploring the answers at the intersection of emerging technologies, impact investing and collaborative/open innovation.

From 2011-2016, he was a co-founder of OuiShare, a nonprofit recognized as global authority on collaborative economies, social innovation and open technology. He helped grow its flagship event OuiShareFest into one of the world's most acclaimed conference on digital social innovation. He also co-created POC21, a 5-week innovation camp where 200 makers prototyped 12 open hardware solutions for sustainable living, later exhibited in Paris as a side event of COP21, the 21st U.N. Climate Summit.

Benjamin now serves as an Advisor to OuiShare, as well as several ventures using tech for good, including: Increvable, a modular-design washing machine that can last 50 years ; Backfeed, a decentralized and transparent governance system based on the Ethereum blockchain ; and the Fab City Foundation, a network of global cities committed to a 40-year vision to become locally self-sufficient and globally connected through digital fabrication and circular economy.

His work has been profiled in publications like Le Monde, TF1, The Guardian, The Economist, AlJazeera, El Mundo, WIRED or MAKE Magazine. He is co-author of two books: Société Collaborative, and Open Models: Business Models for the Open Economy.

Benjamin has been a speaker at international events such as LeWeb London, TEDxSciencesPo, FAB10 Barcelona, FAB12 Shenzhen, Maker Faire Rome and Paris, the Open Hardware Summit and Social Media Week. He also shares his thinking with organizations including MAIF, Kingfisher or the City of Paris, and during lectures at SciencesPo, HEC or ENSCI Les Ateliers.

Benjamin began his career in the innovation consulting industry, and holds an engineering degree from Télécom SudParis / Institut Mines-Télécom.

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