ZEBOX, STARTUP INCUBATOR & ACCELERATOR
Founded in 2018 by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM, ZEBOX is run by Massimo Magnifico, an expert in startup incubator management. Leading partners in their fields support the structure and the startups. This synergy of talents and the power of the ZEBOX network facilitate co-development, the creation of business & network opportunities and internationalization, to contribute to creating new key players.
2 major sectoral areas being disrupted
ZEBOX is a specialized support structure dedicated to startups, focusing on two fields of expertise with strong potential for disruption: transport, logistics and mobility, on the one hand, and industry 4.0 on the other.
Transport, logistics and mobility
The transport and logistics sectors are facing major transformation challenges where innovation plays a key role. More digitalization, more automation, more transparency, more traceability, and more sustainable development are all examples where startups can bring real added value and disrupt a market that has long been dominated by a few giants.
ZEBOX Actor of change, benchmark in innovation.
Technology that already assists in decision making, machine learning, data acquisition, predictive maintenance, customization …
This encryption technology enables the authentication, security & tracking of transactions and files, such as smart contracts.
Virtual and augmented reality
This allows for immersion and enhanced experience in many sectors, advanced holographic technologies…
IoT & Robotics
Connected devices, stand-alone machines, 4.0 technologies, sensors, human-robot interactions …
ZETEAM : a team dedicated to your success
Having always been immersed in digital transformation since my first experience and with strong customer service skills, I am passionate about my job and the people around me. Today, my role is to promote ZEBOX on all communication channels and to contribute to the structuring of all activities. Why choose ZEBOX? Just look at the list of major groups that have already come to meet startups. These are golden opportunities to boost entrepreneurs’ projects. And, finally, the team’s dedication.
Passionate about business and growth, Beginning my career in supply chain and logistics nearly 20 years ago, I’ve been able to gain insight into many businesses across all industries, As a multiple time founder and CEO my true passion became clear to me as I began my personal journey as an angel investor and advisor to startups. My role at ZEBOX allows me to match world class talent of our innovative startups with complex challenges faced by our corporate partners. My vision for ZEBOX America is to build a team of thinkers and an amazing community of startups, that will drive change within our roster of blue chip corporate partners.
ISSA ALZOUMA Hub Manager Caribbean Learn more
After scientific training, I have always been passionate about research, innovation and technical & technological progress. Since I fell into the world of startups a few years ago, I could not bring myself to leave it … Being in charge of ZEBOX Carribean allows me to leverage my experience and skills to my passion: innovation. What conquered me in ZEBOX? The team and the values of ZEBOX, the audacity of this great project with an international scope, high ambitions and strong partners. A benevolent and competent universe at the service of the success of startups.
‘My desire to become a “startup hunter” stems from a first experience in Venture Capital within a major group, where my job was to source startups from an investment perspective. Today, my role at ZEBOX is to identify projects with great potential that will join our programs. What do I like about ZEBOX? The strength of the community, ZEBOX brings together and promotes exchanges between passionate entrepreneurs and major groups. Also, the support provided offers a caring environment conducive to everyone’s success.
Over the course of my multiple careers, I have always been as close as possible to entrepreneurial issues. Curious to know how a business works, I specialized in business management. This career allowed me to take on the role of Office Happiness Management at ZEBOX. I was attracted by its dynamics allowing everyone to have a unique experience and to work in an innovative, daring and inspiring spirit! ZEBOX is above all a plural venture in which startups embark in order to shape and challenge new horizons.
Coming from a finance background, I have always been passionate about technology and innovation. Therefore, throughout my career I have worked closely with tech startups, scaleups and SMEs assessing business models and conducting feasibility studies. Today, as part of ZEBOX family, I take advantage of my skills to help startups and entrepreneurs grow and succeed. ZEBOX has given me the chance to meet and work with great mind shaping a promising future.
Engineer and new technologies enthousiast since always, I first worked on the industrialization of innovative products. Then, I got involved in the entrepreneurial world as a startup CEO for more than 5 years. R&D, POC, fundraising and marketing product fit are my favorite subjects. ZEBOX offers me the opportunity to share my experience and skills by helping startups reach their goals.
Having already worked in the field of transport and logistics, I later discovered a passion for marketing and the world of startups. My goal was to find a post that could combine all my knowledge. It is thus following a work-study program within the framework of my Master 2 Innovation Management that I had the opportunity to continue as an employee at ZEBOX. Why choose ZEBOX ? Because it is an innovative and dynamic structure, where each actor evolves in a friendly and warm environment. ZEBOX makes it a point of honor to privilege the win-win relationship between its partners of strong reputation, and its innovative startups.
ZEBOX France, offers selected startups a privileged and modern environment of nearly 1000m2, conducive to creativity. This unique and inspiring location, with a sea view, is based in the heart of Marseille’s new business district, within the Cité de l’Innovation et des Savoir d’Aix-Marseille (CISAM). Open 24/7, the ZEBOX startup incubator offers the ideal setting with bookable meeting rooms, a kitchen area, a gym & a rooftop with a sea view !
The rest of the world tomorrow
4 years after its creation, ZEBOX is today an international network of innovation hubs in 3 regions of the world: France, North America and the Caribbean. Soon, a 4th hub, ZEBOX WEST Africa, will be launched in Ivory Coast, in Abidjan!
ZEBOX’s ambition is to become the international reference on sustainable innovation development in the field of supply chain and more particularly in all innovative industries.