Nicolas Brien

Chairman of the Management Board, EuraTechnologies

Nicolas Brien is Chairman of the Management Board at EuraTechnologies, Europe’s biggest incubator. He is also the President of the European Startup Network, the industry group representing startups in Brussels . Mr Brien sits on the Board of companies and foundations, such as Tilder or France Alzheimer. From 2016 to 2021, he led France Digitale, Europe’s largest Startup organization with 2000+ startup members and 100+ VC. Prior to joining the digital ecosystem, he ran the Direction of Studies at Kantar-TNS Sofres (WPP) and was a senior advisor to Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (Spokeswoman of the French Government).

Nicolas  holds a master degree from Columbia University’ SIPA. He regularly contributes to the global conversation on tech policies through op-eds in global media (such as Sifted,, LesEchos,...) and keynotes speeches at international Tech events (such as the FutureProof Summit, Startup Nation Summit, CEBIT, BlockForum Vilnius or the Young EuroMediterranean Leaders Summit).