After celebrating its fifth birthday and supporting 5,000 startups, Station F is going on vacation. The summer period will be a truce before attacking the second half with all its difficulties in finding investors, at a time when interest rates are rising.
Meanwhile, the Paris campus has published a list of its reading recommendations. The incubator’s entire management gave itself to the game with some references to books written directly by representatives from Station F.
Recommendation from Roxanne Varza, Director of F . Station
To start, the list highlights the selection of Roxanne Varza, Director of Station F since 2015. For her, this year it will be necessary to read the new book by Guillaume Moubeche, the famous founder and CEO of Lempire, a startup that develops software for sending personalized email campaigns .
In his latest book called The secret of the 150 million dollarsIn this article, Guillaume Mobichi explains the process he followed to arrive at a $150 million valuation without attracting investors. At the time with Lemlist, the entrepreneur was signed up to Station F and was part of the Future 40 pick. That was in 2019.
Recommendation by Marwan Elfetis, Head of Startup Programs
Among the other directors of the incubator, Marwan Al-Fitis suggested reading Ask Itawaa book about the journey and philosophy of Satoru Itawa, who was a web programmer before becoming CEO of Nintendo.
Marwan Elfetis, Roxanne Varza’s right-hand man and head of more than 30 startup support programs at Station F, says this is a great book for learning more about leadership and business development techniques. A top-tier company like Nintendo.
Recommendation of Tony Fadel, iPod co-founder and investor in Station F
After launching the iPod, reselling Nest to Google for $3.2 billion and approaching Paris to launch the Future Shape investment fund, Tony Fadel joined Station F. His recommendations in reading emphasize cybersecurity. That’s how they tell me that the world endsWritten by Nicole Perlroth, it is a New York Times Best Seller.
Founder’s Recommendation Luko
The French block Luko, which joined Station F from 2017 to 2019, has given founder Raphaël Vullierme the opportunity to recommend a book for this summer. For this task, the entrepreneur chose a book about a company that was as successful in terms of its sales as its employees were in business. The book is called achieve happinessWritten by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.
- How to make friends and influence othersby Dale Carnegie (recommended by HEC Paris Incubator Director)
- How to become a founderby Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford (recommended by Coralie Chaufor, director of startup studio Entrepreneur First)
- women leadersWritten by Mary Virginie Klein (recommended by Justin Souder, Director of EDHEC Entrepreneur).
- Buildsby Tony Fadel (recommended by most of the characters on this list).
“Hardcore beer fanatic. Falls down a lot. Professional coffee fan. Music ninja.”