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Arthur de Grave

Editor-in-chief / Connector OuiShare

 BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:

HEC Paris (2011)

Sciences Po Paris (2011)


ACHIEVEMENT / What does the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum consist of?

OuiShare connects people and accelerate projects for systemic change. We question and experiment with social models based on collaboration, openness, and fairness. We believe that economic, political and social systems based on these values can solve many of the complex challenges the world faces, and enable everyone to access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.


LOCATION / Where do you lead your project/company (city, region and country)?

A non-profit founded in January 2012 in Paris, OuiShare has rapidly evolved from a handful of enthusiasts to a global community spread across Europe, North, Latin America and the Middle East. Powered by a network of OuiShare Connectors who lead projects and activities, its main hubs are Paris, Barcelona, London, Munich, Montreal and Rio.


IMPACT / How do you evaluate the economic, social, politic and environmental impact of your project / action?

As an international collective OuiShare’s chief activities consist in research & knowledge production (we publish pionnering thinking on the OuiShare Mag, do research and curate a global network of experts on different topics in our knowledge groups), community organizing (OuiShare connects people from different fields and backgrounds from over 50 countries through meetups and online discussions), events (we gather pioneers from across the globe for events, festivals and conferences, such as OuiShare Fest), project acceleration (we accelerate early stage projects with our knowledge, network of international experts and initatives in innovation camps such as POC21, OuiShare Fest Forward and Eco2Fest), and services (we produce events for organisations that want to hold inspirational events that are participatory, collaborative and zero waste. Our network of experts also supports individuals and organizations through professional services and education.


QUOTE / A sentence, quotation or a word that best describes you 

« The beautiful things are difficult to attain » (Greek proverb)