Founding President

Yann Gozlan is the co-founder and CEO of Creative Valley - one of the main players in innovation, thanks to its network of centers based in the Paris region, and also present at Station F in Paris. Creative Valley has also developed partnerships with key players in higher education and financial funds to create a venture capital fund between Europe and Korea.

Yann is also a member of the Digital Council of the Greater Paris Region. He began his career in consulting, co-founding an agency specializing in supporting French companies in their development on the Chinese market. He then joined Charter, a marketing agency specializing in data monetization for the main French media.

Passionate about the pedagogical approach, he is involved in the development of bridges between education and industrial needs, which led to the launch of Creative Valley in 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Paris Sorbonne, Paris Dauphine and the Fudan Daxue University (Shanghai).



Creative Valley was founded 10 years ago and has contributed over that period to the success of hundreds of projects - brought by communities, students, startups and companies.

Our core mission is to accelerate the development of startups:

  • By providing the best support through our acceleration programs,

  • By stimulating and encouraging constant collaborative exchanges between our project teams in the sharing of knowledge and experiences.

All projects are housed at our various campuses, including some on a short-term basis through our numerous international exchange programs.


Today, our conviction is that the pillars of the most prodigious projects consist of two fundamental values:

  • Creativity is absolutely crucial to achieve success. It is critical, but not enough.

  • Diversity is also essential to build the best teams to open new perspectives and explore new paths.

This combination of creativity and diversity is the most solid foundation to launch business-driven projects with global potential. This is the best of what the new tech generation has to share with the world.


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