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Roland Jourdain

Founder of Explore

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background :

He is one of the most popular French skippers ever and one of the only to boast for example, a true fan club. The only skipper also to be known best by his nickname, “Bilou” speaks to the whole sailing world and sailing fans.

This “solo skipper who loves people” has dedicated himself to defending the planet in his own way. Not by telling others what to do, but as an actor, leading by example.

-Offshore Sailor (Vendee Globe, Route du Rhum)

-Director of Kairos (Sailing project & Biocomposites R&D)

-Founder of Explore fundation

-Regional advisor at “Région Bretagne”

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum all about ?

Explore fundation identifies and supports the XXI century explorers, these women and men who will bring along scientific knowledge and sustainable innovations in order to respond to present social and environmental challenges.

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

Located in Brittany, Explore fundation support worldwide initiatives.

IMPACT / What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, startup, company ?

With Explore Fund, navigator Roland Jourdain offers support and visibility to these new explorers who try to understand our world and invent solutions to change it. Supported projects develop scientific knowledges and technical innovations to relink human to nature.

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

MAY AUDACITY, CURIOSITY AND TESTIMONY OF THESE EXPLORERS INVITE US TO PROJECT POSITIVELY IN THIS CENTURY, FOR WE ARE ALL EXPLORERS…”

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