Last Thursday, the 5th of February, Master’s students from MADE iN Sainte Marie had the great pleasure and opportunity to meet Mr. Brice Chambard, founder of Obiz a young company offering interesting deals and discounts to promote sport and entertainment for an affordable price with an innovating business model.
Mr. Chambard decided to start this meeting by introducing his background. We then learnt how he started his career in the army and how he moved to the security care field, working for the leaders on the market. We also understood early that he was passionate by sport and more specifically by martial arts. After several opportunities in the sector of security, he yet decided to quite this field to create his own company recently for he needed to find a job that makes sense.
He therefore created Obiz, a company that basically sells solutions to companies, such as AXA or EDF for instance to reward customers and employees. These solutions are packs of offers and discounts on products and services of sport and entertainment in order to both promote a healthy lifestyle and a reinforcement of the purchasing power of households.
After this presentation of himself and his company, Mr Chambard shared with us some key points of his entrepreneurial adventure on which we discussed freely of his various successes and failures. He insisted first of all on the importance of having and using a network. He explained us how wide his network was, thanks to the many jobs, occupations, and associations we was part of.
We then spent some time discussing about negotiation taking the example of one of our entrepreneurial project for which he gave advices and shared some tools. We finished this meeting talking about the importance and the signification of the mental preparation in the business transposing methods that applies to sport into this field.
To finish one could say that this meeting was really enriching thanks to the various experiences of our guest. It was really interesting to see a man that is able to manage and organize his passion, his life and his convictions together in order to create the job that suits him and makes sense.