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disruptive thinking
#play #empathy #learntolearn
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 team
some of our 40 experts: lean startup & agility experts, brand designers, UX designers, senior developers, entrepreneurs, business developers, hackers, company culture, startupers, software craftsmen, creatives and makers…
the places
three dedicated places
ekito / Grand Builder

For accelerated startups & entreprise leaders + startup & tech events
15 rue Gabriel Péri 31000, Toulouse
09 80 78 76 78
Blue Builder

For accelerated startups
focused on Ocean, Surf & Action Sports
timeboxed barcelona

For timeboxed residencies with our team under the sun
Somewhere in Barcelona
since 2005 ekito works with more than 200 companies to add value…
ekito works
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.
ekito improves
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

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.
ekito designs better
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.
ekito accelerates
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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Question 18
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
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
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
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
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
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
tguillaumot ask :
What is your favorite color?
ekito’s reply :
We love Monty Python, and our favorite color is actually blue.
Question 11
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
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
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
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
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