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Wednesday, September 21 • 5:30pm - 5:45pm
From Code to Product to Startup Challenges for Building Successful Business Model with Open Source Code

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We have mainly two categories of products in the world of open source products, the one targeting the B2C segment and the other targeting B2B.

In one side, we have open source B2B startups facing challenges to build successful and sustainable business models to leverage their open source positioning and to convince enterprises and partners to engage with their products; and, on the other side, we have open source startups with successful B2C products who are facing challenges to convince their large communities to accept even the idea of monetization. 

When the open source startup with a B2B model main challenge is clearly to execute as a software company, the open source startup with a popular B2C product has to deal with a more complex challenge.
I will base the presentation on two open source startups I’m currently advising. One is a promising startup with an open source platform for building web and mobile application, and the other is a behind a well-known open source product used by million of users around the word.


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Roger Essoh

Chief Strategy Officer, SAAKAI PTE
Former Public Sector Open source Director at Atos, Roger has started to work with open source technologies in 1995 when he founded his first IT company. He joined Objectweb Consortium in 2002 to represent Atos. | Roger is an active entrepreneur and strategic advisor for various start-ups including Videolabs (the guys behind VLC), Wakanda (the first European open source full-stack development platform). He is a venture partner for a US-based funds... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Paris Mozilla Space

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