For over 17 years, Julien has been starting, running, and bootstrapping businesses of all sorts.
An entrepreneur at heart, Julien started his first company, which offered academic support services, while he was still attending University in France. After a short stint in Belgium, Julien moved to Singapore in 2001 to establish the branch office of a leading European consulting company. Julien led this greenfield investment with success, winning projects in infrastructure, electronics and telecom across the region and hiring a dozen of technology experts to deliver them.
In 2006, Julien took the entrepreneurial plunge and founded Edgilis, a consulting company helping its clients capture market opportunities via the use of technology. Edgilis has since grown internationally and won numerous industry awards and accolades. Along the way, Julien also started Aqayo, a successful software company delivering productivity solutions for recruiters. Aqayo became the recruitment platform of choice for many leading organizations in the region and the company was eventually acquired by a larger software vendor in 2013.
When not spending time with his wife and kids or cooking up a French cuisine storm for his friends, Julien likes to mentor new entrepreneurs in Singapore, a city which has now become the hottest startup scene in Asia. In 2014, Julien founded START AND STAY UP, a blog dedicated to giving entrepreneurs lifelines in times of crisis, and to expanding their networks in times of growth.