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edouard thijssen

July 6, 2012

Next-gens from two big family businesses tell CampdenFB how an off-chance meeting at a conference helped them unleash their inner entrepreneur.

It was November 2006 and Facebook was quickly becoming a firm student favourite. In Belgium, at a family business conference, undergraduate student Edouard Thijssen, a fifth-gen member of the Aliaxis Group, found himself in a room with relatives he barely knew. He got talking to former investment banker Edouard Janssen, whose family owns chemicals company Solvay – and they had a eureka moment.

The result was TrustedFamily – a social media platform for family businesses.

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