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[Film] How did riding a bike teach me the entrepreneurial mindset?

3 years ago, during the pointless year of the baccalauréat, 3 friends and I decided to do something crazy: riding 1000km in 10 days on our bikes. I’d only been riding bikes for a couple of months and no one believed in us.
So we’ve made a film to share something we’ve learned: you have the right to dream but there is only one rule: make it happen.
Looking back, we think this is a great way of explaining what an entrepreneurial mindset really is.

The 4 essentials for a solid founding team

Having a rock solid team is the most important thing to find success. Whatever you’re an investor or entrepreneur, here’s the 4 most important items to check to be sure you can work at your best with your cofounders.

Persevering while difficulties arise – Théo, Smart Renting

We always say entrepreneurship is hard and Théo story is a great example of how to overcome it.
He’s quite the impressive founder. Building his first company while being in college, spontaneously deciding to go work with sleigh dogs in north Canada… He knows a lot about daring to try new things and handling day-to-day stress (and vital stress, too), a lot to learn from!

How to recruit according to our differences?

When building a team, you know you will face differences. A team member might not be as organised as you’d like them to be, another one might be very introverted and keep to themselves. This is a scary thing we’re all facing, scary because we’re all different and having to choose someone different is hard. Today’s article is all about finding talents within our differences and getting the most of them.

The mindset behind a successful team

The mindset behind a successful team

When building a successful team, we usually think about organisational hacks, better tools and new processes. These elements may help you, but the real thing is more profound. It’s all about your mindset: how do you work with people different from you? How much can you adapt your management for others?

The most common entrepreneurial mistakes according to who you are

The most common entrepreneurial mistakes according to who you are

It’s been almost a year since Elveo debuted and we’ve worked with over 450 entrepreneurs. Thanks to them, we’ve learned a lot about founders’ successful and unsuccessful behaviours.
Today’s article gives you the most common behavioural mistakes founders make, depending on who they are.

How to find founders who scale

How to find founders who scale

In our first article we talked about the Marathoner entrepreneurial style. These people think long-term, strategically and perseveringly. Still, they’re not perfect, and you cannot form an entire team with only Marathoners. You can’t scale with people who...

Your motivation beyond money – Baptiste, Phenix

In this mini-series, we’re interviewing founders and understanding with them the human journey of building a company. It’s about people and how they behave in order to build a successful company.

Baptiste is the cofounder and CEO of We are Phenix, a startup which helps companies build a more sustainable life cycle for your products by reusing old ones of any kind.

The first reason why founding teams break up

The first reason why founding teams break up

Many different areas make you match with your co-founders: trust, mutual esteem, dedication and so on. From what we’ve observed, the biggest factor is your relationship to power (do you absolutely want to be in charge or not) and the way you decide (are you deciding accordingly to your values, to stay efficient…).
In this article, we will dive into the four ways of decision making and what you need to know before choosing the best match.

Why should you seek founders’ behaviours?

Why should you seek founders’ behaviours?

At Elveo, we love helping people understand founders’ behaviours. Many of us have a flawed view of them, mainly because of TV shows, movies, books… A good founder isn’t just a confident, hard working, charismatic guy. Exceptional founders are so much more than this and it begins with knowing their own limits.
No matter if you’re recruiting a co-founder or an employee or investing in a startup, seeking behaviours is key and helps drive success.