Stéphane Distinguin is the founder and CEO of FABERNOVEL. Stéphane graduated from ESCP Europe in 1997 and joined Deloitte & Touche. In 1999 he participated in the creation of Up&Up, an early stage investment fund. In 2003, he created FABERNOVEL. As a French entrepreneur and activist in the field of new technology and innovation, Stéphane participated in the launch of new event formats like BarCamps, MobileMondays, CleanTuesdays and TEDxParis. He also played an important role in the creation of the co-working spaces of the ‘Cantines” network, PARISOMA in San Fransisco and the start-up accelerator Le Camping. Stéphane is chairman of Cap Digital, member of the French Digital Council and honorary chairman of Silicon Sentier.