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Fast Forward Normandie

Fast Forward Normandie is managed by the Normandy Development Agency (AD Normandie) in close cooperation with the regional investment fund Normandie Participations. With its co-investor Crédit Agricole Innove en Normandie, Normandie Participations offers accelerated companies up to €150K of capital investment.
The Fast Forward team coordinates the entire support programme with the help of the AD Normandie and Normandie Participations teams.

Fast Forward Normandie

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An Arts et Métiers engineer with a first experience in design office, she has accompanied companies on their innovation projects within Bpifrance for 14 years. She coordinates all the operational and strategic aspects of the programme while providing support to the winning companies.

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Project Manager

Holder of a Master's degree in Development, Innovations and Territorial Marketing, she has previously carried out missions dedicated to territorial attractiveness in Normandy.
She is in charge of supporting companies and setting up the acceleration programme.

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Normandie Participations

François GUISSET


He assists SMEs in Normandy in their search for equity capital and equity financing. A graduate of Sciences Po Paris and ESCP, after a stint in investment banking, he spent 15 years in general management positions in SMEs with 20 to 400 employees in B2B or B2C distribution. In close collaboration with the teams of Fast Forward Normandie, Normandie Participations and AD Normandie, François Guisset manages the entire acceleration programme (seed investment and business support).

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Project Manager

An expert in financial engineering, Sandrine PETITJEAN began her career with various banking groups in Paris and then in Normandy. Specialising in equity financing, her missions within the Caen Normandy Chamber of Commerce and Industry led her to actively participate in the creation of a Crowdequity platform (Participating Capital Financing). For Fast Forward, she is in charge of setting up and monitoring the capital investment.

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Anthony ARSAC

Project Manager

After graduating from the MS Financial Engineering at EM Lyon, after an initial entrepreneurial experience in e-marketing, he joined an economic development consultancy firm where he assisted company managers in their development strategy. Anthony also has experience in a venture capital fund in Lyon and in the financial management of start-ups. For the Fast Forward program, he is in charge of setting up and monitoring the capital investment and assists companies in their fund raising.

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Investment Manager

After graduating with a Master's degree in corporate and market finance in 2008, he began his career as a financial engineering account manager at Crédit Agricole where he managed loan structuring for major French groups as well as the financing of technology projects and public-private partnerships. John then joined the Private Equity division, where he covered 6 departments for 5 years. For Fast Forward, he is in charge of setting up and monitoring the capital investment and provides his expertise on the optimization of their financing packages.

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AD Normandie

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Dominique BOURDET

Head of communication

She is in charge of the Agency's overall communication strategy as well as the organisation of events and press relations. She has previously worked for local authorities and private structures (City of Cherbourg-Octeville, Basse-Normandie Region, Caen Memorial, etc.) and holds a DESS (post-graduate diploma) in Local Development and training in communication strategy, communication in the digital age, and strategic project management (Sciences Po Paris).
With her team, she supervises all communication for the Fast Forward program (press relations, web, events...).

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Christophe LALOUP

Director of Operations

He steers the action of the account managers and coordinates the Agency's projects. Trained as an engineer, he is also a specialist in research taxation and related systems. Before joining AD Normandie, he worked for several years with various automotive equipment manufacturers and a consulting firm. He uses his knowledge of the regional ecosystem and business support schemes to benefit from the Fast Forward programme.

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Emmanuelle LE ROY

Recruitment Manager

She provides operational support to the companies accompanied by AD Normandie and those of the Fast Forward programme in their recruitment process (identification of needs, access to support systems, drafting of offers, selection of profiles, conducting interviews, etc.). She works in conjunction with the agency's account managers and the Region's vocational training department. Holder of a Master's degree in Human Resources, she has held the position of Human Resources Manager for many years, notably within the French Red Cross Lower Normandy Centre.

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