Tis the Season … to engage, to create, to care, to share, to
Ivy Plus European Leaders
is delighted to invite you to a special
with Leading French Entrepreneur and Trailblazer
Founder and Chair BlaBlaCar
world #1 company in carpooling with 100 millions members in 22 countries
Founder and CEO Captain Cause
Ecole Normale Supérieure,
Stanford University, , INSEAD graduate
Author Mission BlaBlaCar
Entrepreneurship and the
Thursday 30 November 2023 - 7:00pm
Hotel de Poulpry - Maison des Polytechniciens - Paris
Frederic will share his optimism, his vision of entrepreneurship,
the BlaBlaCar success story,
discuss the importance of engagement and impacting society for the better,
the need to give back,
and the novelty of Captain Cause
Frédéric Mazzella is Founder and
Chair of BlaBlaCar, the world leading carpooling & bus platform with 100 million members worldwide, and Captain Cause, the new bridge between companies and impact
Frederic came up with the idea to create an online carpooling network when struggling to get
home one Christmas. He realized the full potential of a peer-to-peer transport network, as well as the environmental and economic benefits of enabling a more efficient use of existing
Frederic put a first site online in 2005, then with engineer Francis Nappez and
schoolmate Nicolas Brusson, he co-developed the
company into a large European community marketplace that connects drivers and passengers. The name BlaBlaCar stemmed from the idea that sharing a ride is also conversing with others. BlaBlaCar won Europe’s All Star Company of the Year Award and
Best Sharing economy Start-up at The Europas in 2014.
In 2022, Frederic launched Captain Cause a new platform to create bonds between companies and projects with social and environment impact. on the ground by deploying the novel concept of “donations on behalf”.
Captain Cause allows companies to offer pre-financed donations to their customers, partners and employees.
Fred serves as Co-President of France Digitale, the biggest European startup association, sits on the Board of Renault SA,
Polytechnique, INSEAD He is host of the weekly show "Les Pionniers" on BFM Business.
Prior to founding BlaBlaCar, Fred was scientific researcher at NASA (USA),
NTT Communications (Japan) and Kabira Technologies.
Frederic Mazzella is a graduate of holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Masters in Physics from
Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Ulm). He was knighted Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite by President Macron.
Frederic is also an accomplished classical
Join us for a very special Christmas Dinner
with inspiring entrepreneur Frederic Mazzella
ranked #1 digital influencer by Forbes in France in 2021
in the beautiful Hotel de Poulpry - Maison des Polytechniciens.
The event will include a Book Signing by Frederic of his work
Mission BlaBlaCar - les Coulisses de la Création d'un Phénomène
Venue: Hôtel de Poulpry - Maison des Polytechniciens - 12 rue de Poitiers - Paris 7e
Date and Time: Thursday 30 November 2023 at 7:00pm
Early Bird Prices before November 15th:
Members IPEL & Partners: 77€ - Non-Members & Guests: 87€
Prices after November 15th
Members IPEL & Partners: 85€ - Non-Members & Guests 95€
=>Attendees can reserve and pay for Frederic Mazzella's book: Mission Blablacar - Les Coulisses de la Création d'un Phénomène (Ed. Eyrolles) at 20%
less than the regular price (15€ instead of 19€)
Registration & Payment:
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