Since our creation in 2016, we have been driven by our desire to give life to innovation that is relevant and positive. But in striving to innovate, we also apply this thinking to ourselves : in our methodology, organisation, decision-making, and mission. Over the last 4 years, our collective project has also been our own companny, and it is in constant iteration. The latest big milestone? Our B Corp certification. And what’s to follow? Stay tuned.
Our methodology is founded on multidisciplinarity, in adopting the best of three worlds and by drawing on the interactions of these expertises.
Coming from marketing, consulting, and entrepreneurship, our business experts are capable of analyzing trends, markets, and consumer insights, but also able to design the branding, busines models and growth strategies of our innovations.
Thanks to their exact understanding of user behavior and inventiveness, our designers imagine differentiating products and services, useful, and at the same time, desirable.
Able to detect technological and scientific trends, our engineers are essential for rapid prototyping and manufacturing of products and services.
Michael studied at Central Paris where he majored in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship. Though he had planned to pursue a career in academia, researching applied physics, he quickly realized he loves collaboration and launching projects. This led him to join Prynt, a tech start up based in San Francisco. He also created Plast’if: a start-up that encourages recycling in the workplace. Michael loves that Possible Future is constantly reinventing itself, striking a balance between strategic thinking and action.
Convinced that interdisciplinary dialogue is the secret to great projects, Pauline trained in design at l’ENSCI-Les Ateliers, in mechanical engineering at UPMC-Sorbonne’s double degree, went on exchanges (in Singapour and at NYC’s Parsons School) and graduated with a Master in Entrepreneurship from ESCP Business School. After several experiences in agencies and in an innovation studio, she joined Possible Future to bring a sustainable and positive approach to her work. Pauline participated in a 1 month residency in Greeland, ‘Hors Pistes’, to invent new sustainable and local production processes.
Denis comes to Possible Future from the golden shores of Silicon Valley, where he studied Mechanical Engineering at Stanford and designed and engineered parts of iPhones for the past 4 years as a member of the iPhone product design team. He wanted to break free of the tech bubble in California and take a huge leap into the unknown, and so he came here to Paris to join the dynamic, idealistic, and passionate group at Possible Future. When he’s not busy learning French, he enjoys photography, backpacking, and daydreaming about how to make the world a better place.
Gabriel is a graduate of the engineering school Arts & Métiers. He is what you can call a curious mind: he has studied nanotechnology in Denmark, hands-on electronics in Paris and has taught himself economics – no big deal. After various experiences in Iceland, Argentina and Spain, Gabriel has joined Possible Future to continue working with a startup mindset. Gabriel is passionate about leading a minimalist lifestyle – and early morning runs, which is why you’re likely to meet him on the hills of Montmartre at sunrise.
Joanna studied Industrial Design at l’ENSCI. Prior to joining Possible Future, she was the in-house Swiss army knife for a luxury leather goods brand, expertly navigating her responsibilities as designer, stylist and product manager. She also helped her friends conceive and open La Régulière, a bookstore coffee shop based in Paris. To her, Possible Future was a leap of faith, a chance to learn new things, and the promise of constantly questioning and broadening her perspective. Her motto: “If i’m in a bad mood, I stop being in a bad mood.” Her positive attitude and incredible talent for mimes brighten everyone’s day.
Engineer graduated from Arts et Métiers, Thomas spent several years at Renault to adress the issue of pollution for individual cars. This experience in the complex context of a large industrialist allowed him to acquire a strong knowledge of the world of industrialization. Black judo belt, Thomas is also an amateur photographer and pancake specialist! He wishes to put his expertise at the service of the French industry and has joined Possible Future to develop an offer for the industrialization of innovative products.
Pierre-Louis is a born inventor, always having new ideas. He joined Possible Future to turn these ideas into concrete projects and launch useful innovation. After graduating from Strate, getting his Masters in Business, spending some time within the innovation department of Quechua, he spent 2 years in the US working for Bresslergroup and Smart Design. An entrepreneur by day, Pierre-Louis transforms into an illustrator at night, where he expresses his passion for comics by creating his own. Also, his dream is to find a way to save whales without sacrificing his long morning shower.
After having explored the humanities and medicine… it’s finally in design that Clara has found her path. Passionate about humans, Clara wants to give sense to her work and is convinced that the job of a designer is going to change radically. That is why she joined Possible Future after an entrepreneurship training at ESCP Europe, some experiences in design agencies in London and Munich, and at PwC’s Experience Center in Paris. Off work, Clara has the odd habit of collecting all kinds of object she finds interesting or unusual.
Alexandra studied at Science Po Paris where she developed a policy-oriented and regulatory perspective. After first experiences in a startup, a law firm and the Innovation Department of a major transportation operator she joined Possible Future to combine her interests for deeptech and the positive economy. Off work, Alexandra loves to read, travel, swim and geek out on mythology. She dreams of exploring outer space, rethinking education systems through technology and redrawing boundaries on the world map.
Clémentine worked in a digital performance consultancy and in the strategy department at Allianz before joining Possible Future, to get out of her comfort zone and most importantly, really create value. She majored in digital at HEC (Business school). An accomplished sportswoman (tennis, football, volleyball), Clementine developed her entrepreneurial skills by organizing a tennis tournament in Roland Garros with 8 international teams during 4 days. Her motto? Experiencing life at its fullest and being 100% committed without ever taking yourself too seriously.
A graduate of ENSCI, but really an Alumni of Arts et Metiers at heart, Arnaud is an engineer-designer. In the past, he worked on the integration of design in companies across various industries (luxury, electronics, construction…). His double hat gives him a unique perspective within Possible Future. In his spare time, he blurts Booba punchlines without even noticing (but we do).
Josephine explores the world by working with her hands. To nurture her love of making and to satisfy her curiosity for all things technical, she joined the pioneering cohort of Design Engineers from Imperial College London. There she learned about both fluid mechanics, design ethnographies, robotics and even carpentry. After an experience in New York in product development and a stunt in Munich with an additive manufacturing start-up, she joined Possible Future to create… and to bring back to France her passion for field hockey!
Ariane trained as an engineer before spending 5 years in a digital strategy consultancy where she developed her superpower: finding the best business models to ensure our innovations and startup projects have real business potential! During her time off, Ariane turns into a raw adventurer: 15 days alone in Iran and Turkmenistan staying with locals, one week by herself at the North Pole… On a windy day, you can find her roaming the Northern beaches of France between two kite surfing sessions.
Leo is a designer committed to reducing companies’ environmental footprint. A sculpture graduate from HEAD in Geneva and industrial design graduate from ENSCI in Paris, he is dedicated to staying connected to the tangible world. Thus, prior to joining Possible Future, he worked in one of the largest factories in France, collaborated with the Compagnons du Devoir, an organization of craftsmen and artisans dating from the Middle Ages, and contributed to projects for large companies such as Hermes. Inspired by the low-tech movement, he is an outspoken defender of simplify life to focus on the essentials. Beyond design, he is also passionate about music, mastering multiple instruments.
A graduate of AgroParisTech engineering school, where he specialised in biotech, Guillaume spent 4 years leading and developing ‘Hello Tomorrow’, an association (and a wonderful yearly event) with the mission to identify, select and promote the most promising « deep-tech » startups worldwide. Eventually, he grew tired of watching brillant people create innovations to build the future, and decided to start launching innovations too. At Possible Future, Guillaume ambitions to develop new solutions in the field of transportation and the environment.
Jules is a graduate from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Centrale Pairs. For him, technology is valuable only when it knows how to erase itself for the benefit of a clear use. After a stint in a startup that designs objects to improve the lives of seniors, he joined an automotive supplier to develop projects on our future mobility needs. Between two projects Jules spends his time cycling. At the age of three, he cycled around the island of Yeu and now he dreams of crossing a continent.
After earning her engineering degree at Mines de Paris, Elsa worked at various strategy consulting firms. At Possible Future, Elsa excels at the intersection of business and technical / scientific subjects. She likes to embark on projects that are a hard nut to crack, the kind of projects that we approach by thinking: “We have no idea how to do it, but we are going to find a way!” Franco-German, Elsa lived in Germany for a long time before returning to France to study … and finally stay there! For extra curricular fun, Elsa loves sports: handball, surfing in summer and skiing in winter.
Henri came to Possible Future to feel like an entrepreneur, but he already was one! A graduate of Polytechnique (Engineering school) where he studied theoretical mathematics & biology, he spent a year working on an e-health project with a researcher from the Institute of Genetic Diseases in Paris. During his studies, his adventurous personality led him to Hawaii, where he spent 5 months investigating how dolphins navigate the oceans or to Africa where he participated in a large drug bust in the Mozambique Channel. Entrepreneurs are a bit like explorers right?
Giulia is Italian (even if you can’t really hear it). Rather than travel, Giulia prefers to regularly move abroad and learn the local slang. She pursued her design studies between Paris, Glasgow and Milan, worked in a design studio in Milan and for Adidas in Herzogenaurach, and is now back in Paris to join the team at Possible Future, where she shares her vision of design with the team and our clients. Here’s a small tip if you’d like to meet Giulia: just attend a South American event in Paris… she never misses one!
Before joining us, Noël worked for almost 10 years with many agencies and startups (Deezer, Lunchr, Viadeo etc.) as a UX / UI Designer. He also released his first website when he was 12 years old. At 19, he created a magazine on soccer fans with two friends that was available all over France. Noël tries to travel as much as possible and always seizes the opportunity to discover a new stadium during soccer games (already 104 so far).
Thomas spent 16 years in the consultancy industry, first at Accenture, leading the Accenture Interactive Digital practice in France, then as a Partner in charge of Digital Transformation at Infosys and finally as Managing Partner at Weave, developing the digital business practice to support the digital transformation of large corporations. His field of expertise covers multiple industries including FMCG & Retail.
After training as an industrial designer at L’ENSCI in Paris and the Parsons School of Design in New York, Ines specialized in social entrepreneurship at ESCP Madrid. Prior to joining Possible Future, she spent several years as a designer for Carrefour and consultancies. There she collaborated on diverse projects ranging from the logistics of urban transportation to set design for exhibitions. She joined Possible Future to tackle problems at the root and build complete solutions by paying attention to every detail. She is most interested in bringing desirable alternatives to life, a deep rooted passion that may be fueled by her interest for divination.
After a childhood spent abroad, Guillemette studied industrial design at the ENSCI – Les Ateliers. During this course, she spent some time at the jewelry workshops of Hermès-Sellier and at the ESCP where she took entrepreneurship classes. Guillemette joined Possible Future to be a part of a close-knit team that works on impactful projects thanks to the scale and influence of large corporate clients. Guillemette is convinced of the importance of design to teach science to the greatest number and enjoys working with illustration as a means of communication within her projects.
Marion lies at the intersection of strategic planning and industrial design. She is a graduate of both the CELSA and l’ENSCI. She has worked for numerous strategic planning consultancies such as Ogilvy&Mather, Landor as a brand strategist and explored many cities, amongst them Cape Town, Dakar, and San Francisco. She joined Possible Future to fully explore and leverage her coexisting skills sets and to take on projects with a stronger positive impact than that of publicity campaigns. Outside of the office, you can find her fixing collector motorcycles from the 70’s or developing methods to transform organic waste into bioplastics
Adrien is a “swiss knife” : After studying industrial design and UX/UI he decides to learn how to code at Wagon. Joining Possible Future’s startup studio was a very natural choice for Adrien : It has allowed him to help startups build their projects, see them grow – and why not take the lead of one of them one day. Adrien is also passionate about drawing and has launched several initiatives about his passion.
Mathilda has a passion for humans (consumers, users, citizens, friends, family…) and the things that motivate, influence, move, and connect them. She has a particular interest in new technology and its impacts on individuals and society at large. Mathilda has always wanted to be a strategic planner, but she also wanted to see her ideas come to life. This led her to join Possible Future after working in creative agencies (BETC, DDB). This Sciences Po and Telecom Paris Tech alumni is originally from Marseille, a warm city that fills her with positivity.
Axel has a PhD in nutrition from the engineering school AgroParisTech. Food has a central place in his life, not only at the dinner table: Before joining Possible Future Axel contributed to the design of education programs for a balanced nutrition in French secondary schools. In his previous life he has also worked on training programs on nutrition for Danone as well as in a communication agency specialized on food, health and wellbeing. To get rid of his own calories Axel loves to practice capoeira, which he started in Brazil.
Paul was Possible Future’s 2nd employee. He graduated in marketing at Science Po Paris (Political Science school) and began his career at L’Oréal, working on product development, before moving to the agency side at BETC Digital in the NewBiz department. His curiosity, adventurous personality and desire to do concrete things led him to join Possible Future adventure at his earliest stage. Paul is a serial doodler who covers sheets after sheets with esoteric drawings, which comes in handy when we have to illustrate new ideas. His favorite animal is the sloth (“mystical and quiet”).
Raised in Brussels, Sixtine holds a masters degree from Central Paris. Prior to joining us, she spent several years crafting digital strategy for consulting firms and agencies, satisfying her passion for AI. As Possible Future’s first engineer she aims to use technology to drive positive change. For extra-curricular fun, you can find Sixtine watching TEDx talks on astrophysics, sharing jokes on slack and creating board games for her 3000 cousins (no joke).
Milan joined Possible Future to confront his design skills and his desire for a fairer world with the challenges of large companies. Before that, he had the opportunity to travel to Lebanon to work on thermal insulation in Syrian refugee camps, to intern on a strategy project on electric mobility at Les Sismo, but also to bike from Munich to Braşov (Romania) with two friends. His motto: “Make good stuff, do not harm, and keep it simple.”
Faten started her career in International Public Law after graduating from the American University in DC with a Fulbright Scholarship. She then fell in love with digital marketing and explored this new field for 7 years in large French companies (L’Oréal, Danone). A career change that suited this curious, versatile geekette with a passion for connected devices. Her numerous travels and the diversity of her background, origins and language skills make her a natural diplomat that her friends like to call “The UN”.
Oriane has a background in agronomics and is passionate about the science behind everything concerning the natural world. She is convinced that pluridisciplinarity is what makes good ideas thrive, which is why she decided to specialize in agro-economy. For her master thesis Oriane conducted a field study on displaced populations in LAOS with the French Development Agency. Off work, Oriane loves to geek out on scientific articles, and keeps the best fun facts – ask her about cultural transmission in fruit fly populations or the parallels between crowd dynamics and liquids, she’ll blow your mind!
Grégoire joined Possible Future after launching Running Heroes as their first employee. He graduated from the digital major at HEC (Business school). During his gap year, he worked on a project around the uses of fresh water, which led him from Anchorage to Ushuaïa through a series of out-of-the-ordinary experiences. At HEC, he was the president of the improv theater club – a passion he now puts to great use in our innovation challenges. Grégoire dreams of launching his own startup. His motto? The last sentence in Calvin & Hobbes’ : “It’s a magical world, let’s go exploring!”
The third Alexis at Possible Future (but the first engineer Alexis!), the one we quickly nicknamed Bartouilh graduated from Centrale Paris before joining a digital strategy consultancy to develop luxury internationally. Shortly after, he decided to go live in San Francisco to discover the startup world and surf Californian waves. Alexis needs to constantly be challenged: after years of squash competitions, he started running and finished 5th in a 50K race. Bartouilh is a vehement advocate for a pragmatic use of technology: technology should only be used when it makes sense.
Alix is a graduate from HEC Paris, major in Entrepreneurship. After some experiences both in startups and in big companies, Alix joined Possible Future as a founding member of CryptoCorals, one of our startups that aims at sponsoring corals plantation with blockchain. Her motto is to always stay positive, to enjoy life without worrying about the future. Alix has also lived in Belgium for 18 years, that explains her passion for fries, beer… and chocolate !
Charlotte joined Possible Future to create meaningful innovations and have a positive impact on the future of the world. Previously, she had perfected her superpowers during 6 years at Google Paris, where she created her own job of “Innovation Lead” and at the Singularity University on the campus of NASA, where along with 80 people from 40 countries she tried to answer the following question : “How will you impact positively 1 billion people in the next decade through technology?”. On her spare time, Charlotte sings in rock bands, musicals, gospels and is now learning ukulele.
A graduate of Science Po Paris, Alexis joined Possible Future to mix strategic thinking and concrete making. He has a passion for sustainable innovation models, such as circular economy, commons, and local currencies. Between a wwoofing trip in Colombia to explore permaculture and shooting a short moving in a toy library in Perou, he worked in a blockchain think tank and in the field of civic tech and led various digital initiatives.
Clément always has projects on this mind and loves to carry them out: Go on a trip around the world to meet HEC alumni, launch his own Poké restaurant in Paris, or start investing in the blockchain … Clément likes play with ideas and launch them, all the better if they turn out to actually gain traction. Clément was our first official intern and came back to Possible Future after his studies to put his entrepreneurial mindset to work on projects with our corporate clients. And to eventually open our Honolulu Office and to be able to surf whenever he wants.
In 2011, Mira moved from Austria to France to take up a job in hospitality. In the process, she decided to stay and pursue her studies at the Sciences Po’s French German campus. She graduated with a masters in Business and Economics. Some of the highlights of her studies include a one year exchange program in Montreal and two internships at Firmenich and Quantis as an environmental consultant. Outside of the office this lover of nature and open spaces can be found hiking across the globe or lending a hand in a Costa Rican farm as a woofer.
Guillaume’s thirst for discovery and desire to test his ability to learn fast led him to become a designer. Throughout his time at Oliver de Serres and ENSCI, he developed a passion for the maker movement by experimenting with his 3D printer. Prior to joining Possible Future, Guillaume spent two years with the research and innovation teams at Valeo and collaborated on diverse projects for Polytechnique’s accelerator. Jack of all trades when it comes to music, we have nicknamed him the human jukebox, but he could also introduce you to pottery.
Paul studied design at Olivier de Serres, Ecole Boulle and ENSCI while working at EDF on innovation by design in the R&D department. To him, design is about thinking and creating innovative products or services that offer more interesting usages, a different view of the world and encourage a more reasonable use of resources. Paul is passionate about skateboarding. He designed a collaborative skatepark, created with the Paris skaters community, that was then implemented at the Cité de la Mode et du Design.
Clint is a true citizen of the world. He has been fortunate to live in many countries, including Australia, Vanuatu and Canada. After a stint in private banking, he graduated from ESADE’s Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Spain, which he complemented with a Master in Design Management at Aalto University in Finland. Clint wants to reduce negative impacts on the environment, linked to his passion for outdoor sports such as surfing or skiing. He joined Possible Future to work on projects that are both innovative and have a positive impact on the world.
Paola is the trendy member of the team. A former strategic planner at several creative agencies (Mad & Woman, Publicis, Brain Value), a cultural explorer (a year in Taiwan, another in Pekin), she uses her curiosity to test new and different products and services and her keen sense of observation to constantly analyze people, their environment, interactions and choices. She writes faster than her shadow, and has led the editing of 13 trend books in the past. Paola, who lives, thinks and dreams about consumers, joined Possible Future to give life to ideas she could only imagine in her previous jobs.
Originally from Marseille, FX almost committed himself to becoming a professional handball player… but finally opted for the path of science and higher education. He then joined the engineering school CentraleSupélec topped it off with business studies through a double degree with ESCP. FX is passionate about the energy sector and has worked at Origins.earth, Suez’s internal startup, which aims to measure CO2 emissions thanks to a technology combining satellites and sensors.
A graduate from AgroParisTech and ChimieParisTech, Constance is our in-house chemistry expert dedicated to driving the food and cosmetic industries’ green transition. With experience conducting research in Melbourne and crafting products, she is unbeatable on trienzymatic fusion, kinetic analysis by spectroscopy or chromatography-mediated bioconjugation with sterile filters. Felling lost? There is more! Constance is an adept of horse Ball, a real world version of Quidditch, “An impressive sport that is worth knowing.” Challenge accepted!
Tous les lundis matin, l'équipe se retrouve autour d'un café et d'une montagne de viennoiseries afin de faire le point sur les projets en cours. C'est aussi l'occasion de tester les meilleurs energizers pour nos réunions futures.
Energizers que nous mettons à l'oeuvre pendant nos réunions avec les clients ! Car travailler ensemble, c'est aussi et surtout travailler main dans la main avec nos clients.
Bubble, n.m. De l'anglais "bulle". Empruntée à la texture du champagne, c'est l'expression par laquelle on nomme tous nos rassemblements conviviaux. Ils sont "mini" tous les vendredis, et de plus grande ampleur (et souvent thématiques !) tous les deux mois.
Un vendredi par mois, c'est le Smart Friday. Quelques membres de l'équipe organisent une session pour former (ou du moins acculturer) les autres à un sujet qui les passionne. On s'est donc formés au business modeling, aux GoogleAds, mais aussi aux plans d'expérience en faisant du café et à l'improvisation théâtrale.
Chaque maison se retrouve toutes les deux semaines pour partager et débattre autour de leurs expertises pendant le Goutech, le Goodies et le Biztrot. Les ingénieurs vous diront qu'ils l'ont inventé, les designers qu'ils l'ont réinventé, et les business qu'ils l'ont rentabilisé.
Et pour réinventer l'entreprise, c'est notre offsite qui est un moment clé chaque année : pour faire le point sur nos méthodes de travail, notre mission, et inventer de nouvelles façon de collaborer, d'évoluer, de s'auto-gouverner. C'est de là que sont issus la plupart de nos projets internes, qui peuvent être menés par tous les membres de l'équipe, peu importe leur expérience ou leur grade, afin de faire avancer ensemble l'entreprise.