Launchgarage Mentor Highlight: Jean-Luc Scherer

Aug 16 · 2 min read

Jean-Luc specializes in sales, strategy, innovation, leadership, startups, SME, digital transformation, future communications, M2M, IoT, and Big Data. An industry thought leader with 20+ years experience in the Mobile industry, Jean-Luc founded Innoopolis, a business-consulting firm based in Dubai. Innoopolis brands itself as a Digital Innovation Factory, providing its clients with an end-to-end approach to innovation, and innovation as a service. They support companies moving from an idea all the way to a revenue-generating business.

Jean-Luc worked in Ericsson for nearly 10 years before founding Innoopolis. There, he spearheaded several operations as Head of Service of LIne Revenue Growth and Head of Solution Hub GCC of Communication Service Practice, Director of Product Area Core Networks and IMS, and IMS Program Director. In those roles, he successfully sold and deployed IoT solutions based on Connectivity Management, managed a team of solution architects developing solutions for core network offerings in the GCC region, and secured an average yearly regional sales target of 100 MUSD.

Jean-Luc is an experienced mentor, coach, and advisor on startups and technology across continents. A Startup Mentor for StartAD in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, he conducts workshops and various types of masterclasses on topics such as customer discovery, design thinking, value proposition canvas, business model canvas, customer journey mapping, go-to-market strategies, and investor pitching. He served as an advisor to blockchain advertising and smart digital billboards startup Mehuva, Inc. based in San Francisco. He’s also a mentor of Stockholm School of Economics where he mentors students on career choices and on how to build key skills for the future.

Find Jean-Luc on LinkedIn.

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Bing-Rong Hsieh

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Launchgarage was built on a philosophy of innovation from the grassroots and the spirit of open collaboration.

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