in the Silicon Valley
    January 5-12, 2017


    with the #YEDC

    YEDC is composed of Founders of Hyper-growth Startups and VP/Directors at G500 companies, mostly in Tech & Digital and who wish to apply their faith to build better and stronger organisations.


  • Agenda - January 5th-12th 2017

    "Faith in people and in their ideas"


    This 7 days expedition between CES in Las Vegas and San Francisco / Bay Area will be to learn and share best practices on how to drive and scale hyper-growth

    • Review key innovations and meet leaders & founders at International CES in Las Vegas
    • Meetings with influencers and decision makers: Google, Y Combinator, Intel, Startups, Venture capital firms and Tech industry leaders in San Francisco / Bay Area
    • Open forums at Stanford University and Mass with the Christian community in San Francisco / Bay Area


  • TEAM

    A group of 30 French Christian Tech Entrepreneurs, who are French leaders in tech & digital, and are eager to learn and share best practices with members of the group and with members of the visiting companies;


    Their common values: faith, a passion for innovation & growth, people development, learn & share, transparency, integrity, common good.


    See a few profiles below:

    Jean-Marie Valentin


    Jean-Marie Valentin (42), EDC Paris Managing Partner and co-founder of a tier-one French Business law firm.


    Jean-Marie Valentin has developed a well-respected practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, Private Equity (LBO, Venture Capital, Management Package) the negotiation of complex contracts and industrial restructurings. Before joining the firm as one of its founders, Jean-Marie Valentin practiced at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Gide Loyrette Nouel.

    Sébastien Lenormand



    Sébastien Lenormand (39), EDC member and VP YEDC, Alphabet [Google] EMEA Account Director at Intel Corporation.


    Manages the overall Intel & Alphabet [Google] Business Development, Sales, Marketing & Partnerships for Europe, Middle-East & Africa.


    Previous Companies: Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft, Bouygues Telecom

    Education: MIT Sloan, London Business School, INSEAD

    Claire Gomard


    Claire Gomard (33), EDC member and VP YEDC, Milestone Investisseurs Investment Manager and Réseau Entreprendre 93 Administrator.

    Investing EUR20-EUR50m majority equity stakes in France, Belgium and Switzerland in consumer goods, healthcare and business services.

    Previous Companies: Ardian, SGCIB UK

    Education: Master in Financial Engineering at EM Lyon, MBA at SELU (La., USA)

  • EDC

    The association

    Entrepreneurs & Dirigeants Chrétiens is an association created in 1926 and is comprised of 3,000 French Christian Leaders & an Entrepreneurs today.

    Its mission is to provide a space for its members to share and develop best practices in terms of staff and growth management.

    Its members are mainly CEOs of large and medium size corporations, who have in common faith and God will and the desire to develop it in their corporation and inspire others











  • Keep in touch


    #YEDC French Christian Tech Entrepreneurs