Alexandre graduated from a French Business School. He has a long experience in international companies in different positions. Alexandre is with Christophe managing The Volt Makers. He is passionate about extreme outdoor adventures: he went for a Horse Riding trip across Central Asia (3 countries, 2000 kms) during 4 months and a trip across Africa and South America by bike (10 countries, 12 000 kms) for SOS Children’s Villages during one year.
Christophe graduated from two of the most selective French engineering schools (Supélec & Arts et Métiers ParisTech). He also has a Master's Degree in Economics. He has some experience working in the energy sector. Christophe is managing the Volt Makers with Alexandre and, in particularly, supervises product development and industrial relations. Christophe is fond of innovation and new technologies. He participates to several projects to improve energy efficiency in the car industry and to promote new energies (solar thermal power plants…)
Tristan: After studying political sciences (University of Bath / Sciences Po Paris), Tristan worked in Press and Communication in environmental associations (Ekwo, Friends of the Earth France, WWF,…). He has specialized in sustainable development and brings to The Volt Makers is precious experience.
Bertrand: graduated from a French selective design school (Ecole Boulle). Bertrand has imagined and made the preliminary designs of the Voltmaker.
We started the project in January 2011 having in mind to create an innovative mechanical torch lamp. Then, the project got more precise: we wanted to design and manufacture a second battery that one can reload manually and which could charge all types of devices. In march 2012 the Voltmaker was born and The Volt Makers has been created in April 2012.
Then we presented our project to the Arts et Métiers ParisTech Business Incubator which has welcomed us for one year. We got funds from Cap'Tronic (OSEO - Government grant) to start the electronic study, we patented our invention, Grant Thornton decided to support us, we got awards, press talked about it .... and that is it. Here we are!
After two years of hard working, thousand of hours, a lot of support, the Voltmaker is for pre-sales now on Indiegogo!
The Volt Makers' team thanks:
Guillaume Arène, Zoria Boullet, Nicolas Laverdure, Matilde Castro-Mendès, Tristan Olphe-Galliard, Roderic Andrews, Virginie Pac, Thomas Blackwell, Harrison Beck
and Pierre Lalu as the Voltmaker.