2023 Information Technology Judge

Sami Bekrar

Co-founder | Frank| Paris, Île-de-France, France

As a young boy, I was lucky to be the first of my class to ever access a computer. I have my father to thank for that, a very first-generation IT engineer! I quickly learned by myself to code and create (and of course hack 🤫). I realized very early on the scaling power of code.

After being inspired by many founders during my childhood, I decided pretty early on to dedicate my life towards entrepreneurship. As an engineer, I deeply wanted to achieve project that I can be proud of. It became a life goal! I wanted to be able to launch projects by myself and thus specialized in Computer Science & Mathematics at ENSEEIHT. While in College, I had the opportunity at university to launch many small and quite successful products, which only increased my love for entrepreneurship and software design.

After two fruitful experiences as first tech employee in US-based startups, my next step had to be building my own company. And Charles knew about it when he called me…!

Aside from Frank, I love music, all kinds of music. I write guitar songs and mix electronic music. On top, I’ve been boxing for 12 years, at national level, which has shaped my never-give-up mindset!