With a focus on creative design for sustainable development, Laura Francois has been working globally empowering startups, non-profits and governments to maximize sustainability and use creativity in business as a force for good in Canada and Southeast Asia. Laura is a trained social impact strategist and the co-founder of impact enterprise program, The Spaceship. Laura’s work has been featured on BBC World News, Forbes, Netflix, TedX, The Disruptive Design Festival (DIF) and Singapore Design Week

Laura Francois

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Clement is an impact entrepreneur who, at age 33, co-founded 6 startups, five of which are still growing globally. He started his career in 2010 with a Masters in industrial engineering working in the automotive, railway and steel industries before transitioning to entrepreneurship, and then the impact space. His key expertise lies in innovation, system thinking and business development. With Clement, passion is never lacking when solving for complex problems. His superpower lies in all things creativity, imagination and vision related. For Clement, The Spaceship is the ship designed with the tools of tomorrow - one which he would have enjoyed sailing back when he launched his first startup.

Clement Hochart


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