Benjamin Zimmer

Silver Economy Specialist

Benjamin Zimmer is a versatile expert in industrial engineering, finance, and gerontology, with a degree from École Centrale Paris and several other academic qualifications.



In 2012, he founded Silver Valley, Europe’s first cluster dedicated to the Silver Economy. There, he developed SAPIGE, an innovative method for evaluating and stimulating the growth of start-ups such as Happytal and Famileo.


Highly involved in the public sector, he contributed to structuring the Silver Economy sector as early as 2013 and was named a Young Leader by the Chinese Embassy in France in 2016. In 2018, he co-founded Silver Alliance, a major consortium in the Silver Economy, with Guillaume Richard, the founding CEO of Oui Care Group, and published an acclaimed essay on startups.

Benjamin is also a sought-after speaker and mentor, lecturing at prestigious institutions like CentraleSupélec, HEC, ENSCI, and Sciences Po.


A member of the scientific board of the French Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology since 2019, he is involved in various think tanks and boards, underlining his status as an innovator and leader in the fields of economy, science, and social progress.


Spoken Languages: French