We love to be at the beginning of beautiful stories. Connecting passionate tech talent with inspiring companies is one of those stories, because to us, the future lies in the hand of innovative minds who use technology to improve everyone's lives. With everything we do, we aim to contribute to this cause.
IT recruitment today, is not in line with this vision. It's inefficient, frustrating, and limits many opportunities to accelerate a development to a better future. Having been close to this industry for many years, we chose to do something about it and created nexten.io.
We believe developers should be able to talk tech when choosing between job opportunities. We believe that people are inspired by peers who speak the same language, make the same jokes and understand each others pains, because they are (or have been) the same.
Therefore we aim to challenge the status quo of IT recruiting, by reversing the order of contact. When CTOs and Tech leads are the first touch point, the discussion starts with the inspiring part: what the developer is going to create, how he/she is going to master the challenge, and why he/she will succeed.
"I love entrepreneurship. Facing uncertainty, embracing joy and frustration, fear and hope. Long battles, great victories and sometimes bitter defeats. Nowadays, entrepreneurship remains one of the last ventures where you can live life to the fullest."
Eric is an entrepreneur actively involved in several companies within the IT and HR sector.
Before starting nexten.io at the end of 2017, Eric proved his entrepreneurial skills and understanding of problems many times. Following his graduation in 1998, he created NetArchitect, a web agency & his first company, which was acquired by an international group listed at London’s AIM stock market. Back in Luxembourg, Eric went on to successfully found & sell companies like Sync MediaCom, Lancelot and Makana. Today he still owns iKe, an IT company he also founded.
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." – Wayne Gretzky
Grégory is a successful entrepreneur in the field of Human Resources.
In 2004, he started his first venture, dedicated to hire young graduates of the best schools in France. Ecetera joined the job aggregator Moovement.com in 2006. In the following years Gregory took the lead of Andrew Mac Allister, leading the company to an initial public offering. In 2012, Gregory created MyJob.company and successfully sold it to Abaka Group. Grégory went on to co-found Le Lab RH, a non-profit organisation, and Think Tank, aiming to promote innovation in HR. Aware of the huge struggle companies face to hire developers, Gregory then joined Eric as Co-founder of nexten.io.
“Make it work, make it right, make it fast.” – Kent Beck
Like Ellen Ullmann, Brice believes "we build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins." In line with great city (computer) builders, Brice is a creator & artist with more than 15 years of coding experience. His passion to constantly improve and teach himself new tools rewarded him with extremely valuable skills in stacks like React, Next.js, Go, GraphQL, Prisma or Electron. Next to working on own and open source projects, some of his employers were Canal+, Axa, Arte and Sensiolabs. Today, he represents the backbone and technological innovation at nexten.io.
"Nothing great has been accomplished without passion." – Hegel
Ludo is a young developer coming from the renowned Ecole 42 in Paris. With a flaming passion for code, he is improving every day and loves the fact that he contributes to something improving the lives of his peers. Very curious, he thinks the more we know, the better. He loves challenges and intends to take them up!
"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat." – Napoleon
Jacques loves the startup world and its working atmosphere, as it perfectly harvests his flexible open mind and allrounder digital marketing skillset. During his studies as Business Engineer (Brussels) and Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Luxembourg), he connected more and more with entrepreneurial endeavours, while using his free time to travel and see the world. Over time it just so happened that the Luxembourger grew passionate about the arts of playing guitar and growth hacking startups to the next level. And that’s what he plans to do for nexten.io - catapult the young company to a bigger stage.Fotos by Serge Afanou ©