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ekito helps industry leaders & startups
to improve, design better and accelerate
their #tech projects & products…                                                …that matter.

a techStudio = team + places

where technology experts and
startup facilitators
have time to invest in
experiments,
share & contribute knowledge
in a fair organisation & ecosystem

the places

three dedicated places

headquarters
grand builder
timeboxed barcelona
headquarters

grand builder

timeboxed barcelona

For confidential or timeboxed missions For accelerated startups & entreprise leaders + startup & tech events For timeboxed residencies with our team under the sun
1 place de la Bourse 31000, Toulouse
> mailto:headquarters
15 rue gabriel peri 31000, Toulouse
> applyto:grandbuilder
Somewhere in Barcelona
> applyto:timeboxedBCN

works

since 2005 ekito works with more than 200 companies to add value…

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We are also very proud of our collaboration with :

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ekito improves

We are a trusted tiers for our customers willing to improve their working practices and the way they imagine, produce, master and operate products and services that matter.

improve

For a pure player of the World Wide Web


On a major information system overhaul (architecture, development tooling, strategy), ekito provided technical expertise and feedback, realized early prototypes, studied and selected technologies and finally trained teams across several countries.
Environment: plane and more

For a major weather forecaster


ekito monitors trends in different technology domains, curates related online articles and organises seminars, involving all ekito team members as well as its wider network of experts.
Environment: IT Governance, Development Methodologies, Open Source Economy, Networking and Telecomunications, Data Management, IT Security, IS Architecture, High Performance Computing

 

For a startup that hacks Facebook for a good cause


ekito audited the source code, emitted security recommendations, developed web browser extensions, provided deployment and company funding advice.
Environment: Rails, Chrome, Firefox, Strong Cryptography

 

ekito designs better

We are the right studio for our customers to design better products, services and organizations that matter.

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For an airline company


ekito helped to make its organization more agile, to innovate and to redesign its public facing mobile app that integrates with the airline’s global information system (flight planning, registration, realtime arrival and departures, frequent flyer program …)
Environment: Agile, Scrum, Lean Startup, UX, XCode, iOS, Objective-C, Cucumber and more.

For a startup creating a revolutionary collaborative tool


ekito sketched, built design strategies and transformed wordings and story definitions to user experiences. ekito provided advice on public funding strategies and on development approaches, methodologies and best practices.
Environment: Pencil, Photoshop, Paperboard, Post-It, Agile, Scrum, Git and more.

For an international space research consortium


ekito studied the feasibility of agile methodologies for one of the biggest space research consortiums counting about 100 laboratories around the world, representing more than 1.000 scientists, with missions lasting for the next 25 years.
Environment: Agile at scale, Scrum, Kanban, many collaborative tools

ekito accelerates

we are a startup & innovation builder, we build startup & innovation with the right team, for startups & for industry leaders, through payable services or via sharing capital.

accelerate

Startup on innovative sensing systems


ekito forms a mixed team of the startup’s and our own people. We accelerate the startup in terms of working methods, strategy, but also technically by developing an MVP or UX design, we also host the startup with our team.
Environment: Lean Startup, IoT, M2M, HTML5, BigData

Online Gaming Startup


ekito developed a technical solution, delivered within agreed delays and without reserves of French regulatory autorithies. ekito also adviced the startup on strategic issues and helped launching the project on time for the soccer world cup.
Environment: Architecture, PHP, Agility, Mathematics, Security

Industry leading pure player in Aeronautics


ekito studied & prototyped a ground-air messaging solution for future aircraft generations. Activites comprised the design and technical proof of concept of a messaging server federation compliant with specific network topologies, security and communication contraints imposed by aircraft design.
Environment: Kanban, XMPP, AMQP (RabbitMQ, Ejabberd), Gradle, Spring AMQP, TDD with Cucumber

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LAST 10 QUESTIONS

Question 18 01-04-2014 – 11:09 AM

jeannebaldi ask :

Do you work for customers everywhere?

ekito’s reply:

Well, the world is flat. We mainly work in France but have also worldwide missions. So far we have worked in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Canada, Morocco, UK, US, Denmark, Tunisia, Greece, …). In the US for example, we have worked with eBay, in Italy for ESA, in UK with Jido…

Our team is multicultural. We are always very happy to work in foreign countries and especially with countries where we haven’t work yet before

Question 17 01-04-2014 – 10:49 AM

jin.tag ask :

Do you contribute to open source projects others than yours?

ekito’s reply:

Yes we do! For example, we have contributed to iceScrum, one of the first open source Scrum management tools. We also contribute to projects like Grails, Talend, and many more

Question 16 29-03-2014 – 4:17 PM

fabrice ask :

What does the name ekito stand for?

ekito’s reply:

The name ekito comes from the word “equitable” which means “fair” in french. We are convinced that the right service and expertise can only be provided through transparent, ethic and fair involvement of our team and ecosystem.

Question 15 28-03-2014 – 9:20 AM

philn ask :

So what are your areas of expertise?

ekito’s reply:

We are experts on recent technologies and methodologies but also on design and entrepreneurship. All people of ekito are at least recognized speakers, contributors or bloggers on their domain of knowledge. They do not only know the theory but put their savoir-faire regularly into practice. Read our blog (link) to have an idea what we are working on!

Question 14 28-03-2014 – 8:50 AM

jpeteer ask :

For things not in your scope, what do you do?

ekito’s reply:

If we cannot do something, we say it – straight away. If necessary, we can reach out in our network of experts to find the right person that fits the job. For example, managing press relations for startups, SEO expertise, or application hosting, are not our core competences, but we know the right people who can do it.

Question 13 27-03-2014 – 11:02 PM

m2ee ask :

What kind of tools do you use?

ekito’s reply:

We use Post-Its (lots of them actually), lean canvas, Trello, Git, Dropbox, Podio, and of course many others that we deem fit for the job to be done.

Question 12 27-03-2014 – 6:22 PM

tguillaumot ask :

What is your favorite color?

ekito’s reply:

We love Monty Python, and our favorite color is actually blue.

Question 11 27-03-2014 – 11:17 AM

norman.gauld ask :

I have seen on twitter that you buy many technological gadgets to study them. Can we see them?

ekito’s reply:

Yes, for example, we have SigFox cards, NFC tags and the readers that come with it, IBeacons, RaspberyPI, A whole zoo of Arduino boards, a 3D printer, an Oculus Rift, some Vuzix VR glasses, some Kinects, Leap Motions, etc. and very soon Mother Sen.se and Play-i. You can come to ekito to see them in action or read our blog!

Question 10 26-03-2014 – 8:02 PM

patneel ask :

I want to organize an event, how can I have access to ekito’s places where events are proposed?

ekito’s reply:

Great idea, if your event is non-profit and related with Startups, tech, or community work, just contact us, we are very happy to host it. It’s free of charge for you because we are convinced that we need to contribute to communities and also our own ecosystem. We believe it is a good thing to share knowledge! We already host events for Cocoaheads, Software Craftsmen, Ecconne and many more but also private workshops of non-profit organizations, such as Combustible, Agile Federation, Agile Toulouse …

Question 9 26-03-2014 – 10:37 AM

pascal.seguat ask :

I have heard about a media studio located in the grand builder?

ekito’s reply:

Oh yes we are lucky, we will probaly have a professionnal media studio to record sound, take pictures and do small movies at home! You will be able to rent it for advertising, product presentation, or any other multimedia production. We can also propose, if necessary, the required competencies to do the right job for you (sound engineer, photograph, …).

Question 8 24-03-2014 – 6:32 PM

pascal.seguat ask :

I want to co-work with you is it possible?

ekito’s reply:

Yes you can! We have a co-working program for very involved people! Come and see us to learn more about it!

Question 7 22-03-2014 – 7:50 AM

steff ask :

There are plenty events at ekito, are they free of entry? Are they listed somewhere?

ekito’s reply:

For the moment, follow us on Twitter to have the full list of them along the tweets. And yes you can come! Most of events are free of entry for everyone. Just remember that sometimes the access to specific events is limited to a technically aware audience