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Sept 21, 2016 - London

  • Hellenic Centre 16-18 Paddington Street London, England, W1U 5AS United Kingdom (map)

Join us on Wed, Sept 21 at the gorgeous Hellenic Centre for our very 1st Stand Up For Passion event in LONDON!! 


7 speakers will deliver a 7-minute story followed by a 10-minute Q&A. All of our speakers have attended professional storytelling trainings with Stand Up For Passion founder Arnaud Collery.

Show ends at 8:45PM and we will invite you join us afterwards to network, meet and talk with new people and simply continue having a great time!  

Hosted by Arnaud Collery

Arnaud is a host, comedian, filmmaker, coach, entrepreneur, and innovator. He is co-founder of, and founder of (a Happiness Agency) and (the first tech event creating happiness apps). Arnaud is an award winning stand up comedian and filmmaker (Last Comic Standing, E!, NBC, MTV & Best Comedy Film at the Monaco Film Festival 2012). He won numerous Hackathons in the tech space and has since coached a number of startups CEO in LA and France on their pitches. He is a public speaking coach and use storytelling as a way to empower people on stage. Learn more about Arnaud @


Nicolas Roope

Through his 20 years experience as a designer and conceptual thinker at the forefront of the digital media revolution, Nicolas has gained some incredible experiences along the way. His most potent insight is the realisation that digital - once and for all - is connecting everything, melting borders, divisions and prejudices along the way. We’re now in an age of sharing (not shoving); everything needs rethinking, reconstituting, reengineering and redesigning in order to meet rapidly rising expectations and standards of experience. It’s about time our work started to untangle some of the huge, looming problems caused by old ways of thinking applied to new problems, currently casting a dark shadow over our way of life as we gaze into the future. 

Nicolas' ability to navigate delicately through the overlapping disciplines of creativity, design and technology, without losing a clear and grounded vision, is his greatest strength. Any individual, business or organisation who want to move forward, ultimately needs to tame these forces into coherent plans and visions. So Nicolas is incredibly well placed to lead and support any entity with a real ambition to invent and constitute a new them for this new age.

Nicolas was awarded The Design Entrepreneur Medal (2014), The Drum's Entrepreneur Honor (2015), The Wired 100 (2011), Adage Creative 50 (2011), The Tech City Insider 100 and the BIMA Digital Hall of Fame (inaugural 20). He's won many awards and sat and chaired many international juries.

Nicolas still amazed by how little the link between creativity and value is understood and managed in business. If he has one goal it is to help to change this through demonstration.

Bindi Karia

Bindi is incredibly passionate about all things Startup in Europe and connecting the dots between Investors, Founders, Corporates and Government, and as a result has worked in and around technology startups for most of her career.. As a Consultant (PwC Consulting), as a Corporate (Microsoft BizSpark /Ventures), as a Startup employee (Trayport), as an Advisor (Startup Europe, Startup Weekend Europe, Tech London Advocates), as a Connector (GQ UK, the IoD and Evening Standard have all recognised this) and until recently, as their Banker (Silicon Valley Bank). . She has been dubbed the “Queen of Startups” by European Tech Ecosystem due to the sheer number of entrepreneurs she has worked with over the years. In fact, the entrepreneurs have influenced her so greatly over the years, that she's currently in the process of setting up a new venture, focussed on…connecting…of course.

Belina Raffy

Belina Raffy helps people who do good in the world to improvise in business and life. Founder/director of Maffick Ltd (, an improvisation consultancy), Sustainable Stand Up (, a project promoting a nice form of stand up comedy to talk about things that matter), and The Thrivable World Quest (, a pirate-y playful global learning adventure to align organisations with how nature and people thrive.) She holds two passports - US and French, has an MBA, and lives in Berlin. 

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy Nguyen Trieu is the CEO of the Disruptive Group, an advisory firm and business builder in innovation and finance. He has navigated between startups and large organizations, from CEO of a startup to Managing Director in international banks, from mentor to entrepreneurs to Resident Expert at Oxford. He is fascinated by the changes happening around us, the impact of technology on many industries, and the changing dynamics between small and large organizations.

An engineer by background, an entrepreneur by nature, he co-founded and led Ukibi, a precursor of Linkedin, in 1999. After 5 intense years, he fell by coincidence into banking and was fortunate to be an intrapreneur in large international banks where he helped to build very successful businesses. At the same time, he continued to be very involved in technology and innovation, mentored dozens of entrepreneurs and supported many startups. 

He writes the blog Disruptive Finance (, is the Fintech Resident Expert at Oxford Said Business School, and is a board member of Fintech HK. He was previously on the Fintech Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum and a Board Member of Trusting Social. Prior to The Disruptive Group, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, a MD at RBS, a VP at SGCIB, and the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US. He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, likes to teach and share with young students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. 

Huy is a graduate from MIT (US), École Polytechnique (France) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees (France). He is married and a happy father of 3 daughters.

Moulsari Jain

Moulsari is an unconventional artist & entrepreneur blurring the boundaries between art, branding, business and lifestyle.

Her vision is to revolutionise our global culture to increase human fulfilment through creativity, self-awareness and personal freedom. Moulsari founded B-A-D for GOOD as a platform for conceptual art/lifestyle projects like PWRFAM (nuclear families to empower individuals), THE PWRTRIP (impactful co-owning global citizenship) and Plant Rich (eating well on plants).

She also works in installation, performance art, painting and writing. Moulsari consults high-performers on their brand strategy, and holds workshops on personal branding, creativity, and finding fulfilment through passion and presence.

Her clients have ranged from Fortune 500 companies to startups and entrepreneurs across the globe. Moulsari is a graduate from Parsons School of Design (NYC) and THNK School of Creative Leadership (AMS). She currently splits her time between London, Amsterdam and New Delhi. Learn more at

Nancy Fechnay

Nancy Fechnay is a founder, investor, mentor, and advisor for startups and accelerators.

Nancy is a co-founder of The Inspire Movement, a new community of entrepreneurs and thought leaders, who have been through adversity and emerged transformed for the better with a deeper sense of purpose, passion, and the desire to inspire others to do the same.

She's a Partner at Flight Ventures, the largest online group of investors in the world, brainchild of well-known angel investor Gil Penchina. Nancy oversees their UK/EU operation focusing on large seed or Series A ($3M+) investments. 

As a mentor and advisor, Nancy's expertise span across innovation, strategy, business development, fundraising, and U.S. expansion. She currently advises Techstars and several U.S. and UK seed-stage startups. 

Nancy has worked for several U.S. based investment firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GE Ventures, and Core Capital Partners. She is the co-founder Duke Ventures, a venture capital educational and deal-sourcing engine that advises founders on business strategy and highlights the best Research Triangle Park startups to a network of active investors.

Nancy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering (UVa), an MBA focused on entrepreneurship (Duke), and an MEM focused on energy (Duke).

Vincent Avanzi

Vincent Avanzi is a Chief Poetic Officer, inspirational Speaker and founder of La Plume Du Futur (The Ink of the Future). After graduated from ESCP in Paris and working at Microsoft as a global account manager, he went on to do a world tour called "A Human Odyssey: The 12 steps to reconnect to your heroic self". The goal was to see how to change your self in order to change the world.

With a life passion for poetry and a life mission to poetize our society, he now gives conferences to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the world on “corporate poetry” to unleash the human potential, develop happiness at work and reveal collective intelligence. He also performs poetic recaps in all kinds of public events to inspire as an opening or closing capture aiming at the art of living together. Poetry is a positive and optimistic momentum towards the future and a revelation tool to write possible horizons for the world(s) of tomorrow. 

Author of 4 books, Sur la Route de Soi, La Poésie de la Vie, Edendorado and Le Bien-Etre Plan des Entrepreneurs, he furthermore facilitates keynotes and round-tables as a Poetic Master of Ceremony. Finally, co-founder of the first Corporate Happiness University in France and practioner of Positive Psychology, he writes articles for the business newspaper Les Echos.


Earlier Event: March 10
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