Alain Is…

Alain Sylvain is the founder and CEO of Sylvain Labs, an innovation and brand design consultancy with offices in New York City, Amsterdam and Richmond, VA. The company serves as   strategic planning resource for product developers and marketers. Clients include: Google, Airbnb, AB-InBev, GM, Spotify, Samsung, Nike, Uniqlo, Facebook, PepsiCo, Bloomberg and others.

Prior to Sylvain Labs, Alain was the managing director of Redscout. And before that, he was a lead strategist at Mother New York.

Alain is co-founder and investor of several ventures including: Master + Dynamic, a design-driven, premium audio brand; Lílo, the first-of-its-kind refrigerator-stable açai bowl, and Waynesaw, a mobile game. In addition, Alain works closely with HELP, a merit- and needs-based scholarship program, the Global Poverty Project and the Lower East Side Girls Club.

Alain is a frequent lecturer on innovation, strategy and brands. He sits on the board of VCU’s Brandcenter and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other publications.

Alain attended Columbia University’s SIPA and Columbia Business School, as well as Vassar College.

Most of all, Alain hates writing about himself in the third-person.

Sylvain Labs

We inspire brands, re-imagine products and stimulate growth. We apply our imagination to complex business problems and opportunities.

Our tools are science and whimsy.

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NEXT Conference, Hamburg, 20/09/2018

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Emerce eDay, Amsterdam, 11/10/2018

“The Language of Pop Culture”

OnBrand, Amsterdam, 11/10/2018

“The Currency of Otherness”

Fast Company Innovation Festival, New York, 23/10/2018

“Fast Tracks”

Fast Company Innovation Festival, New York, 24/10/2018

“Mind the Backlash”

The 3% Conference, Chicago, 08/11/2018

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NEXT Conference, Hamburg, 20/09/2018

“The Rise of Righteous Tourism”

Ministry of Ideas, Miami, 11/06/2018

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