Who We Are


Abby Klein
CEO and Co-Founder of OuiStart Media, Host of Radical Departures

Abby is American, moved to Paris for a Master’s degree program in international development, and never left. Her admiration and fascination for the entrepreneurial spirit was sparked way back when she was 16 and working for a no-nonsense, independent caterer who did everything her own way.

Abby has found a home now in the French startup ecosystem, and hopes OuiStart Media will help shine a light on good people creating positive change.


Chris Ryan

Co-Founder of OuiStart Media

Chris is a Paris-based dual national (Ireland & USA) who has worked for numerous startups, developing their sales channels outside of the US.  In the process he encountered numerous startups and their founders, picking up plenty of good and bad experiences that can be useful for others.

Between work and fun, he has traveled across six continents and over 50 countries.


Many thanks to our contributors!

Vedran Dzampo
Audio editing

Bruno Margueritat

Alex Hurst

French content



Gordon Cragg
Theme music

Laurence Booz



World Radio Paris

Recording assistance

Eric Le Bigot
French content



Dora Maltz

Chris Crone