WOW!LABS

CHARLOTTE HOCHMAN

Year 2017 2018

Charlotte Hochman’s expertise is in developing tools and projects to catalyse people’s capacity to innovate and create start-ups in response to global challenges. 


She has collaborated across sectors to build enabling environments for innovation and entrepreneurship, namely with the public sector (US State Department, City of Paris, Région Ile-de-France), corporate companies (Generali, Danone, GDF-Suez, Arthur Andersen), non-profits and universities (INSEAD, HEC, École Normale Supérieure). 


Wow!Labs’ initiatives under her leadership include carrying out an ambitious project with the Obama administration and Babson College aimed at creating innovation hotspots in Malaysia, and founding PLACE. PLACE is a European collective, spurring innovation labs in different cities for newcomers to Europe, and providing thought leadership on migrant-led innovation and new-generation private-public partnerships. Charlotte also created the Beehive (“La Ruche”) in 2007, a social business incubator in central Paris.


She graduated with a First from Oxford University (Philosophy) and gained a Masters with Distinction from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. Charlotte Hochman is a 2017 Fulbright grantee, to carry out applied research on the intersection between interculturality and innovation processes in Silicon Valley. She was a panelist at Barack Obama’s Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in 2010 in Washington, and is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD since 2011.