Hi, I'm Greg!
I'm an entrepreneur who loves helping others start & grow their own projects.
In the past 10 years, I've founded four companies and I've constantly been involved in several projects of all kinds.
Either on my own, with partners or as an advisor.
My current principal occupations include running my company (Nerdy Makers) and advising a bunch of companies and people.
I also cofounded Uppsala Tech Community, a cooperative that has for main objective to empower the local community and help Uppsala become a better tech and startup city.
Our first project is called Capsule. We like to describe it as a "second home from entrepreneurs". Have a look here: Life at Capsule
From time to time, I share my ideas and experience (mostly about entrepreneurship). Visit the "Articles" section of this website.
A few words from some people I'm lucky to work or have worked with:
I have been working with Grégoire for more than a year now.
He is the best advisor one can wish for, exercising humility,extreme diligence and care simultaneously.
He does care about what he does, what you do and how you go about it. Very honest and to the point.
No sugarcoating, yet always gets the right way to guide you through tough feedback. He can certainly walk a talk. And leads by example.
Also, he believes in you. Excellent touch in design, always on top of everything, amazing at tools and hacks for entrepreneurs.
I am privileged to have met him, cause it pushed me into doing what I am doing, which I love, and becoming who I always wanted to be. One step at a time.
Nare Vardanyan - Founder at Mindbin Technologies
Grégoire is an excellent advisor.
I consulted him to rethink my entrepreneurial approach and develop my ideas. Over the weeks we have been able to address various issues (strategy, marketing, presentation) and his advice still serve me today. I recommend him strongly.
Gaël Reigner - Founder at Services 42
We are fortunate to have Grégoire by our side. Each working session together pushes our thoughts on entrepreneurship forward. He will bring a fresh, outside perspective that will lead you to ask the right questions about your business. I highly recommend him.
Julien Bredon - HDB Technologies
Aside from building my own products, I help other entrepreneurs start and grow their own company.
I either do so through my workshop for entrepreneur offer named Level UP, as an advisor to their company, pro-bono or hired on a specific one-shot mission.
As an advisor, even though I graduated at ESSEC Business school, my style is practical: I enjoy being involved in several aspects of their projects and help not only with my ideas and experience, but sometimes by using my skills to actually make things in order to help them get started.
I've worked with companies from various sizes and industries including:
- several early stage startups
- IT companies
- 3 associations
- a chain of restaurants
- a company in the luxe industry
My missions for them cover the following areas: entrepreneurship, management, product, design, code, infrastructure/hosting and social media and marketing.
I met Greg on the #startup Slack community where he helped me getting our product on ProductHunt.
Shortly thereafter we got to talking about entrepreneurship, products and everything related.
One thing led to another and I decided to take a shot at his LevelUp sessions, which are personal 1-on-1 coaching sessions for entrepreneurs, CEO's and managers.
We've been working together for 6 months now. In that time I learned a lot!
With his experience in running and starting a few companies he showed me a lot of new ways to go about the things that need to be done.
Since he's an entrepreneur too he actually feels your "pain" of growing out your business or product.
Because he's doing the same or went through the same process before. He wants you to succeed, and you really feel it.
The top things I learned are being more focused, prioritizing work, dividing tasks into smaller manageable chunks, choosing what to work on during any given week and how to think more from a business POV than a technical one.
This has helped me immensely on how to go about my daily work as a CEO of a small IT company.
It's a constant struggle and Greg helps me by making it more manageable.
I highly recommend Greg as an advisor to your business of any size or market.
Dereck Breuning - Co-Founder & CEO Provolve IT
Want to get in touch?
Are you currently thinking or working on a new project idea?
Do you want to grow your existing business?
Do you want to add an advisor to your company?
Or do you want me to participate or speak at your event?
We should talk!
Contact me by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter: @gregoiregilbert