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Meetup: Sheel Mohnot& Francois Marmion & Christian Holloway

23 May 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 pm


If you are not able to catch with Francois Marmion and Sheel Mohnot on PODIM Conference 2019 here is a second chance. Join us at ABC Accelerator and learn from the best.

Our special guests are two entrepreneurial and investment experts from different fields:
– venture capital,
– FinTech,
– management of tech companies,
– complex program & project management,
– structuring small businesses,
– mentoring start-ups / entrepreneurs,
– strategy & marketing, …

Who are our guests?
-> Sheel Mohnot (
– is a Partner @ 500 Startups… a startup that helps other startups start up. Focused on FinTech.

A creator and investor, Sheel Mohnot leads the 500 Startups FinTech Fund and accelerator. His startup experience includes founding 2 fintech companies with successful exits, one being FeeFighters, as well as co-founded a food and health company called Thistle. He advised some big names, like Coinbase, Instacart and Flexport and runs a startup podcast called The Pitch (sold to Gimlet media), where founders pitch investors. He formerly worked as a financial services consultant at BCG and started his FinTech career at the non-profit P2P lender Kiva. Sheel holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon.

Sheel is helping to design, build, and improve human ecosystems through technology. He is particularly interested in “financial services for the rest of us” – financial innovation that helps those who feel abandoned by the current financial system. Sheel has been quoted in a number of publications on both his business and private life, some of his work has been featured in giants such as The Atlantic and The New York Times, and he has been a regular public speaker on topics of financial innovation, entrepreneurship, social innovation, and the revolution taking place in payments/point of sale.


-> Christian Holloway
– is a corporate intrepeneur, part of the first DHL Start-up Lab incubation programme which provides a platform for employees to test and validate their business ideas.

Cofounder of the first team to successfully set up an internal business unit following the programme in DHL’s History. Providing efficiency improvements to the production logistics environment through innovative solutions primarily focussing on collaborative robots, bespoke tooling and automation.
Christian is also a director of a dynamic start-up focussing on diesel particulate reductions for the combustion engine with no need for complex systems or additives providing up to 95% reduction in particulates in prototype testing.


-> Francois Marmion (
– is a Start-up advisor at Manao – CEO mentor, business advisor, fundraising – Entrepreneur – Lecturer in business schools

Francois Marmion is managing director and startup advisor at Manao, an independent boutique advisory firm in London, which wishes to help bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and investors. Francois has more than two decades of experience in investment, entrepreneurship and consulting. Having worked as both the CEO of start-ups and as an investor, he understands both sides.

On the one hand, he helps entrepreneurs in structuring, growing and financing their project, from strategy clarification, business plans, pitches and differentiation, mentoring, project management, go-to-market strategy, fund raising. On the other hand, he helps investors in pre-investment activities (sourcing, assessing projects) and post-investment: entrepreneur mentoring, pivoting, project management, part-time management, business plan reviews, controlling.

Alongside his mentoring activities, Francois is also a lecturer in business schools, teaching Future Studies, Entrepreneurship and Strategy at several university campuses in London (Dauphine, INSEEC). He completed an MA in Finance and Marketing at Université Paris Dauphine. His extensive list of experience includes the industries of telecommunications, internet, e-commerce, IoT, SaaS, education, airlines, tourism, manufacturing, and services.

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23 May 2019
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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