foundation, the startup documentary series, is back for season 2!
You loved Jasmine, Loubna, Étienne, Justin and Julian in Foundation last year? We have a good news for you: after the success of Season 1, the first-ever startup documentary series is back for a second season starting this Friday on STATION F’s social networks, BFM Business and TechCrunch. In Season 2, follow three entrepreneurs in Tech for Good: Binta and Jean from Konexio, Ruben from HD Rain, and Olivier from Roger Voice.
In the same spirit as last season, this new edition consists of six episodes co-produced with Le Studio Next in partnership with Allianz, PayPal and Facebook. Olivier Blaecke, award-winning director, followed three of our startups in their everyday life during four months. From Paris to Lilongwe (Malawi) via Toulouse, take part of an exclusive deep dive into the challenges and adventures that entrepreneurs face.
Who are the entrepreneurs of season 2?
Binta and Jean of Konexio, originally from the United States, were amongst the first entrepreneurs to join the STATION F Fighters Program that is dedicated to people from underprivileged background. Following their hard work and success as Fighters, their startup Konexio has joined the Founders Program. Konexio is a digital learning school on a mission to fight digital exclusion while humanizing and diversifying the tech world. The startup provides tech and social skills training to underrepresented publics, notably refugees, migrants, and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Olivier of Roger Voice, is reinventing mobile communications for deaf and hard of hearing people. They develop a mobile and web application that is able to subtitle any call in real time and connect users with a sign language interpreter for visioconference. It’s a world premiere developed in the Facebook Startup Garage at STATION F.
Ruben of HD Rain, a Founders Program startup, delivers high precision rain measurements and forecasts. They build small devices to attach onto satellite antennas and analyze rain attenuation on television signal. Their low-cost solution helps companies with weather-sensitive economic activities — agriculture or insurance companies for example — by improving their resilience to rainfall risks, particularly in the 80% of countries around the world that currently have no means of measuring rainfall.
Where can I watch the episodes?
Episodes of season 2 will be released each Friday starting April 12 on STATION F YouTube channel, Facebook Page, on BFM Business and on TechCrunch website and network. You will also be able to discover teasing and short content on STATION F’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.
What went on behind-the-scenes?
What does it feel like to be followed everyday for four months while you’re trying to build a company? During our Monthly Facebook Live, Binta, Ruben and Olivier share with us their proudest and most difficult moments during the shooting.