Charlee Jeunehomme (25) – Laurent Wéry (48) – Thomas Castro (25)
Charlee: Intuitive; he’s a visionary guy; extremely easy to work with; and has several months of experience in China iIn the field of Market Studies. Strongly experienced specialized in Web-Marketing, previously worked as a consultant for the « very popular Search Engine with the white background », and author of several buzzes on internet.
Thomas: An idea ‘machine’; our pillar. He is THE ONE who built our team. Thomas was only 23 when he founded his own digital agency. Photographer in his spare time, he met Laurent on Tender2, when he was finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Web Development.
Laurent: Charismatic; entrepreneur; orchestrates the project. At 23 years of age, he launched his company with a capital of only 3,000 euros (just like Slidenjoy). 5 years later, he still owned 100% of its shares and the company employed more than 800 people. His customers were Channel, Hermès, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler, etc. What matters the most to him: family and business.
We met 3 years ago on the “Tender2” project. Working together turned out to be such a pleasurable experience that we further decided to create Slidenjoy together as a way to share our entrepreneurial spirit. Laurent is the father of five children, two of whom are studying in the USA. While those two children plan to remain there, his wish is to divide his professional life with Charlee and Thomas between Europe and the USA.
TV shows and videos.
French national TV : France2
First conference – Charleroi, Belgium.
Where it all begun.
It was by working on “The Hotel Tender 2” that we met our European interlocutors. Three years later, more than 20 projects were born, 2 of which enjoyed tremendous international success. The Hotel Tender 2 is the first ever ephemeral hotel that features a sauna, hammam (Turkish bath house), swimming pool, jacuzzi, panoramic room, a restaurant that allows cooking in front of guests in improbable places, and more than $3 million works of art. 400 articles in the international press later, our growing credibility allowed us to embark on the second journey now known as Slidenjoy.
Complementary, consistent, and balanced. That’s how we would describe ourselves as a team. In preparation for our campaign on Kickstarter, we made the decision for Thomas and Charlee to go live at Laurent’s home for 3 months. During this period, we shared 100% of our time together, working tirelessly as a team, enjoying plenty of laughter and, of course, running into some inevitable conflicts — which we were able to work out thanks to the consistency of our vision. The team came out of it even stronger. We now do other things together as well, such as playing sports, performing leisure activities, and travelling.
Charlee, Laurent and Thomas raised $600K+ in a single month during their Kickstarter campaign, due to 1000+ press articles all around the world. Pre-orders quickly reached the $2M mark, and more than 380 distributors have spontaneously shown their huge interest in distributing the product.
IOL : Our design team.
iol Strategic Design, an industrial design agency, has been providing product and service development services to Belgium and the international market for 15 years. The team’s approach to both technology and design, coupled with experience in multiple sectors, is what drives each project for the duration of its development cycle. This creative process, purposefully guided by the creation of value added and the optimisation of costs, is demonstrated by numerous success stories.