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kat borolongan

Kat co-founded Five by Five, an upstart innovation consultancy, helping organizations of all stripes understand how to work both with and like startups. As Founding Partner, Kat’s focus is on helping corporates building organizational capacity for open innovation--her expertise ranging from startup-corporate partnerships to go-to-market for open APIs. Other hats include French Tech Ticket Ambassador, founding director of the City of Paris’ Resilient Paris Innovation Fellowship and Techstars Entrepreneur-in-residence.

In a previous life, she was the Director of the Open Data Institute Paris, a Google product strategy expert, communication strategist at the United Nations, and member of the French government’s first Open Data Expert Committee.

Kat holds degrees from Science Po Bordeaux and McGill University.