Marion Desmazières

Tech Business Developer in Seattle, Washington

Marion Desmazières

Tech Business Developer in Seattle, Washington

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After studying at Lycee Henri IV, the best high school in Paris, and entering EDHEC, one of the top 5 French business schools, Marion acquired her first startup experience as an intern at Brandalley.com, a fashion e-retailer There she discovered Spotify playlists playing out loud in open spaces, being on first-name terms with everybody, and fast-speed innovation.

Intrigued by the entrepreneurial journey, she participated in two Startup Weekends in NYC. Those fail-fast workshops changed her life. She turned down an opportunity at a NYC-based company and moved to the West Coast to work at a startup in Seattle.

After lead organizing one of their events in Seattle, Marion sent Startup Weekend HQ an elevator pitch-like cover letter that got her to manage Global Startup Battle, the world's largest competition for startups for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012, which counted 130+ events happening all over the world in just two weekends.

Marion then joined UP Global's Business Development team and promoted intrapreneurship at Fortune 500 corporations as Startup Corporate Coordinator.

After a year as a Tech Business Developer for Amazon Appstore, Marion now manages partner programs for Amazon Alexa.

Marion holds an an MBA in Technology Commercialization from the University of Alberta and a Master's in Business Management from EDHEC Business School.

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  • Education
    • EDHEC Business School, France
    • PACE University, NYC
    • University of Alberta