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European Innovation Council

Kat Borlongan  

EIC Board Member

Borlongan Kat


Chief Impact Officer at Contentsquare

Katherine joined in 2021 Contentsquare as one of the first Chief Impact Officers on a unicorn's exec team. She served under the Macron administration for over 3 years as Director of La French, a government-led mission built to bolster France’s startup ecosystem.

During her tenure, they created world's most open tech visa, the French Tech Next40/120 programme, a €25 million meta-accelerator for underprivileged founders, and supported thousands of startups at the onset of the covid crisis.

She was also co-founder of the open innovation agency Five by Five (acquired by Cap Gemini). Older hats include Director of the Open Data Institute Paris, Techstars Entrepreneur-in-residence and Managing director of Reporters Without Borders Canada.