The Chamber of Commerce just announced two CEO nominations—Martin Guérin to the Luxembourg-City Incubator and Nicolas Fries to replace him at nyuko a.s.b.l. Check out the details here!
(Featured Image: Martin Guérin, CEO of the Luxembourg-City Incubator / Image Credit © Anna Katina)
The Luxembourg City Incubator, supported and launched in April 2018 by Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Luxembourg, has just named its first CEO: Martin Guérin. As a graduate of the Normandy School of Management and certified coach having accompanied more than 200 entrepreneurs, Martin Guérin joined Luxembourg in January 2016 to take charge of the a.s.b.l nyuko, and to put in action his thorough experience with coaching and accompanying startups, which he amassed at the heart of the agency of economic and innovation development based in Paris, Paris&Co.
“The challenge that the creation and development of the LCI in an extremely complex and competitive environment represents had me sold from the get-go.”
Under Martin’s direction, nyuko a.s.b.l. considerably expanded its range of services and doubled its number of housed startups. The Luxembourg City Incubator (LCI), which holds headquarters next to the Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (LHoFT), the Hub@Luxembourg and The International Climate Finance Accelerator all within the House of Startups, will help startups by providing a working space, counsel, and coaching during their beginning stages.
In taking the lead at LCI, Martin Guérin is rising to a new challenge. “The challenge that the creation and development of the LCI in an extremely complex and competitive environment represents had me sold from the get-go. It’s all about handling that critical step in the construction of Luxembourg’s Startup Nation. I am whole-heartedly convinced that the LCI and the startups that it houses will be dynamic catalysts for the development of this great city and the country writ-large. They contribute to the easing of future challenges by proposing innovative solutions to companies of priority sectors such as logistics, commerce, urban technology, environment, construction and even tourism,” he commented.
“I’m ecstatic that Nicolas Fires, who has done a remarkable job at the House of Entrepreneurship, has found himself ready to replace Martin as the head of a.s.b.l nyuko, and to assure a harmonious transition.”
As for nyuko a.s.b.l., Nicolas Fries will be taking the helm. A management engineer graduate of HEC Belgium, Nicolas Fries worked alongside entrepreneurs and startups in Belgium for many years before joining l’Espace Entreprises under the Chamber of Commerce in October of 2016 and then work as a business manager at the heart of the House of Entrepreneurship, created at the end of 2016.
“Perfectly familiar with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, Martin Guérin is the ideal candidate to help the Luxembourg-City Incubator prosper.”
“It is with great enthusiasm that I accept this new mission. I am delighted to work with such a highly motivated and competent team at nyuko a.s.b.l. Together, we will continue to develop the range of services currently offered to entrepreneurs in order to help them succeed in their business efforts,” said Nicolas Fries.
Carlo Thelen, general director of the Chamber of Commerce and principal sponsor for all things LCI and nyuko a.s.b.l. initiative, expressed her happiness with these new additions to the teams. “Perfectly familiar with the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, Martin Guérin is the ideal candidate to help the Luxembourg-City Incubator prosper, and to transform it in to a real space for innovation and exchange for startups. I’m also ecstatic that Nicolas Fires, who has done a remarkable job at the House of Entrepreneurship, has found himself ready to replace Martin as the head of a.s.b.l nyuko, and to assure a harmonious transition.