About Entrepreneur Avenue

Empowering Entrepreneurs, Transforming Ventures

Our Values

Shaping tomorrow's Innovators : The Seasoned Expertise Powering Entrepreneur Avenue

Marcel and Jean-Louis bring together over a more than 50 years of profound expertise in the entrepreneur and investment community. Together they founded Entrepreneur Avenue, a platform that guides individuals on a transformative journey, offering assistance, coaching, and training to aspiring entrepreneurs and emerging Business Angels.

On an international scale, Marcel and Jean-Louis are distinguished seasoned Business Angels. They have served as Presidents of Business Angel clubs, remain active members and have established their own extensive networks. The share a deep passion for coaching of both entrepreneur and investor, ensuring the next generation of innovation.

With entrepreneurs at the heart of society, Entrepreneur Avenue makes it its mission to help talented individuals identify their opportunities, structure their ideas, and enhance their skillset to see their business through. We believe that the path to success lies in doing what you love – we love what we do; and look forward to sharing this with you !

Entrepreneur Avenue assists you in:
–    Mentoring sessions for Startups and Investors
–    CFO Services
–    Go-to-market
–    Support for Fundraising
–    EMEA market and opening an EU legal entity

Who we are ?

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Jean Louis BRELET

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Investor, Entrepreneur and Executive coach with passion for innovation & international business
International career in hi-tech industry (micro-electronics & AI) based in France, Germany and USA / Silicon Valley (17 years with Xilinx Inc.)
Since 2008, investor (Business Angels) and President of CLOSDESOCRES Holding which has invested in over 12 companies

Entrepreneur-Avenue CEO, Executive coach for entrepreneurs & investors, visiting professor at Business Schools (EDHEC, SKEMA) teaching:  
Entrepreneurship, Innovation strategy and Finance for entrepreneurs / part time CFO for early-stage companies.
France Angels Board Member (French BA federation)
EuropIA Capital President
Sophia Business Angels President Emeritus


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A seasoned European Sales senior Executive, Marcel has substantial field experience helping IT and Telecom startups in the US and EMEA. Marcel has a broad range of experience in all aspects of sales, marketing, communication and management with direct experience with Fortune 500 enterprises (IBM, Nortel, Lucent, Cisco, EMC, ALU) and startups (Quantum, Andrew Networks, Pluris, Corvis, Ascend and Airespace).
Marcel most recently left CISCO in 2013 after 30 years in IT and Telecom Sales to start his new venture as a Business Angel with SBA to help startups with seed money, VC connections and Business development.Marcel Dridje is SOPHIA BUSINESS ANGELS President Emeritus
EBAN Board Member.
He initiated the launch of Maghreb Diaspora Business Angels Network and Investors of the Mediterranean.Currently he is advising startupecosystems across EMEA as a partner with Entrepreneur Avenue including training of new business angels initiatives .

Our partners

Audra Shallal
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Managing Director, BOSS Consulting in Strategic Management

Audra Shallal promotes Entrepreneurship and Angel Investing through Programs, Mentoring, Business Plan Competitions, Business Angel Networks and Women Economic Empowerment within the EMEA region.
She consults for international organizations such as OECD, UNEP, UNIDO and the European Commission, and teaches Entrepreneurship to the Grandes Ecoles such as ENSCP, X, ParisTech, CELSA.
She conducts her signature workshop “Craft a Killer Pitch” globally.

• Founder and Managing Director, BOSS Consulting;
• Vice President - Relations Management, Coaching, Corenvest;
• EIC jury member - European Investment Fund (ICT, Health, Energy, Agritech, Mobility);
• Expert Coach - Techtour;
• Board Member of Sophia Business Angels, European Business Angels Network, Impluse 4 Women, Tenmou;
• Past Vice president, Femmes Business Angels;
• Past board member BAdGE & NFBAN;
• Former professional ballet dancer, High level Fleuret fencer and CSO horse-show jumping.

Ghislain De Madeuil
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Lawyer/ Board Member / M&A

Pragmatic, business-oriented lawyer with practical, international experience. Co-founder of his own law firm after more than 20 years with major law firms in the US, UK and EU. 10 years in Beijing/Shanghai & Asia. Assists startups and scaleups with legal issues relating to fundraising/shareholding
/governance/structuring/commercial rights & IP.
Ghislain de Madeuil is also :
- ExCo and board member of France Angels
- Chairman of the Board of a non-profit venture capital company
- Member of the company's Board of Directors and Advisory Board
- Co-founder of Shanghaivest (a cross-border M&A consultancy)

Alain Pujol
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Co-President of France Angels

Co-President of France Angels and in charge of international at Health Angels; as well as board member.
Alain has extensive experience in internationalising and directing startups, as well as consulting on open innovation, where he combines his expertise in “industry” and “startup”.
• Strategy, sales & marketing,
• Communication,
• Pharmaceutical legislation,
• Opinion Leaders management.

Jerome Chifflet
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Strategic relations with SME

• Business development director France (EIT: European institute of Innovation & Technology),
• Deputy research Director Orange,
•Founder, Chairman and CEO of Waidan,
• Corporate Engineering & Services Lab Manager,
• Corporate Network Design department Manager
​Investment expertise :
• Head of Access to finance Europe (EIT Digital)
• Director of Screening Committee  and board member
• Sophia Business Angel Board member Investment committee PACA

Nathalie Lamborghini Dumas
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A Stanford graduate, Nathalie has had an international career with world digital leaders (Cisco, Oracle and Intel) in strategic positions.
• Visionary, multilingual, she is also President and board member of associations, entrepreneur, business angel and start-up coach.
• Nathalie also advises the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Aix-Marseille Métropole on topics related to digital and innovation.
• Nathalie founded Flying Rhino, the first start-up studio in Europe specializing in impactful platform companies.

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