The Simplon network: from digital inclusion to alliance spirit

Frédéric BARDEAU

President and co-founder of Simplon

Seminar Economy and meaning | Wednesday September 15, 2021 - 9h00 - 11h30

In 2013, Frédéric Bardeau co-founded the Simplon group to provide free digital training for school dropouts, the unemployed and refugees. He adopted an idea from the United States: IT can be learned like a language in which you have to immerse yourself. The formula has been so successful that the Simplon network now comprises 133 "factories" in 23 countries and trains 5,000 people a year, 71% of whom find work or return to school after the training. To achieve this, the network is increasing its cooperation with various organisations. While he is developing expertise in this area of alliances, Frédéric Bardeau realises that this is not the strong point of those who come to the aid of the disadvantaged. To remedy this weakness, he seeks to create a "Justice League" with "superheroic" actors who, as in the comics, consider that they cannot save the world alone. A new wind of alliances is blowing through this field...

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This session was published in issue n°153 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled L'esprit d'équipe.

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