I am François
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Hello, I am François Briod...

I'm a social entrepreneur at heart and technology enthusiast living in Lausanne, Switzerland. I co-founded Monito, a comparison website for international money transfer services, and Direction N'tolo, a non-profit organisation offering scholarships and micro-credit in Cameroon.

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About me

Master in Information Systems

I studied business administration at HEC Lausanne - Switzerland - and graduated a Master degree in Information Systems. A challenging program combining engineering and management skills.

Non-Profit

Concerned and engaged, I am aware of the global disparities and that everybody has to make its contribution. My dream is to provide tools for people to empower themselves

Start-ups

I am thrilled by the opportunities brought by technology to empower individuals and tackle global challenges. Data driven and focused on growth, I enjoy working with dynamic teams to lead projects to success.

Media & blogs

Geek, passionate and curious, (geo)politics, (social) entrepreneurship, the digital culture and the tech news are the themes that fill my reading list and writings.

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Entrepreneurship

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Strategy

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Web Design

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Blogging

What I do

Monito home page

Monito

A comparison website for international money transfer services. Monito's mission is to empower migrants with transparent information to help them save on transfer fee.

Monito is a comparison website for international money transfer services. Our mission is to empower migrants with transparent information to help them save dramatically on transfer fee.

Monito's logo

Fed up with having to resort to expensive money transfer providers in our NGOs’ daily activities, I was determined to find a better solution. I teamed up with my brother Pascal and my friend Laurent with whom he develops the basic idea of Monito.com. We pitched the idea at Startup Weekend Lausanne, a flash startup incubator. Together, we grew the idea into a viable business model.

Direction N'tolo

A non-profit organisation offering scholarships and micro-credit in Cameroon.

Direction N'tolo is a Non-Profit Organisation founded in 1998. Helping the development of a town in Cameroon, we work hand-in-hand with local institutions to build projects like scholarships & micro-credit programs, Malaria & AIDS prevention workshops and agriculture development.

Wi-Card app mockup

Wi-Card

Wi-Card is a free app to memorize and find quickly all your favourite places. Give & get personal recommendations, interact or organize an event !

Wi-Card is a free app to memorize and find quickly all your favourite places. Give & get personal recommendations, interact or organize an event !

Developed in the context of an E-Business course supervised by Yves Pigneur (co-author of Business Model Generation), this website help us gain feedback and early traction.

Fairlink

Online freelancing for unemployed graduates in the global south.

Empowering students and graduates from the Global South through online freelancing.We support educated people in low income countries to provide and sell knowledge-based services to the markets of high income countries.

Business Model Illustrations

Illustrator

Illustration drawn on a bamboo tablet to illustrate Wi-Card's business model on a canvas.

Blog post - 09.04.2013

Quora

Coffee addict illustration

Illustrator

I assume my addiction for coffee.

Blog post - 20.08.2013

tawipay.com

A look back over the journey taken by Tawipay.com, price comparison website for international money transfer services, from its beginnings at the Startup Weekend Lausanne to its launch today.

Blog Post - 02.03.2012

presse-citron.net

Nouveaux modèles d’affaire, intelligence artificielle… Quel est l’impact de la généralisation du numérique, d’internet et des nouvelles technologies dans les universités ? État des lieux.

Blog Post - 08.12.2011

presse-citron.net

Internet ne tuera pas le papier, mais change petit à petit sa valeur et son utilisation.

Blog Post - 14.05.2012

post-wit.ch

Deux épisodes mentionnant l’utilisation extrême de Wikipedia dans un cadre scolaire ont récemment défrayé la chronique sur le Net, mettant le doigt sur les bouleversements auxquels l’éducation doit faire face avec l’entrée des nouvelles technologies et d’Internet dans le processus d’apprentissage.

Mountains

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