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Gilberte Caron

Gilberte Caron

Co­founder, Cobusiness.fr, a bartering market place dedicated to professionnal businessmen & Organiser, Fil Rouge workshop, Hackerplace

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Psycho-sociology, Organization Sciences, Corporate Communication, e­learning and Multimedia techniques… This multi-disciplinary training coupled with a long and varied practice allows her to master tools and actions towards the world of organizations and human relation complexity.
She has just achieved a European Booster Programme on conducting SSE businesses.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

An audacious thinking of the 21st century using the tools of the Internet 3.0
With innovation at the tip of her fingers, Gilberte CARON is a creativity accelerator. She produces training projects to guide organizations and staff in their transition through a social design process getting them involved by stimulating both their imagination and their rationality.

In 2012, she goes into partnership with Vincent de Montalivet providing with a human approach this engineer­manager who had designed a digital motor for circular barter, thus solving the necessity of a symmetrical face-to-face. She helps elaborating the version 2.0 of “Myrecyclestuff.com” site, the very first barterers’ network between individual persons by staging an astute re­use process. In favour of corresponding to different moments in life, 12 barter spaces are offered, allowing the users to discard the many things sleeping in cupboards. With geolocalisation, the site promotes the centering on the local and a new life in the district.

She soon realizes that, beyond the economy, bartering is an answer to many of the difficulties facing small businesses. In 2015 she creates Cobusiness, a way to develop a B to B approach. Together with her associate, Vincent de Montalivet, they promote bartering, as a means to cut down cash shortage and to boost growth by giving value to non­monetary resources.

LOCATION / In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

Paris, Ile de France, France.

IMPACT/What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of your activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

The site works as a melting pot. By combining the principles of tne new collaborative and circular economy, thus contributing to the “natural” emergence of Business Circles.
All ressources become currency and Crisis give way to Prosperity.

CITATION / A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

Creation makes living twice” ­ Albert Camus
We shall go much beyond money with sophisticated barter” ­ Rachel Botsman

 

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