At 7-Shapes, we create

simple and interactive modules

to bring

Lean knowledge to everyone

7-Shapes creation

During his coaching sessions, Julien, a Lean expert, made several observations:

  • Organizing face-to-face training sessions is not very practical (transportation, employee schedules, dense pace, etc.).
  • Lean training is very often reserved for managers. It is therefore difficult to develop a culture of continuous improvement among all employees!

What if we created a remote training solution accessible to all: directors, managers, operators ?

Julien, tired of traditional training, had the idea of digitizing the board games used to learn Lean concepts.

In 2015, Julien met Frédérique, who was passionate about teaching through games and an expert in video games. After a year of market analysis and discussions with prospects, the adventure begins. A first prototype of interactive business simulation, the future 7-Shapes School sees the light in May 2017.

Julien Charles, CEO of 7-Shapes and
Frédérique Cauvin-Doumic, co-founder of 7-Shapes.

Our mission

7-Shapes’s main mission is to help companies become more efficient by involving all employees.

Our vision

At 7-Shapes, we dream that continuous improvement is accessible to all companies and not only to large groups.

Our values

We have a (big) soft spot for engaging learning methods. And a real desire to participate in the great challenge of this century: the decarbonization of our companies.

The team

Julien Charles

CEO and Lean expert

Frédérique Cauvin-Doumic

Co-founder and video game expert

Maxime Desaint-Denis

Business developer and Lean expert

Elora Berger

Training Manager
Handicap Referent

Chantal Biayenda

Administrative and financial manager

Morgane Pailloux

Communication & Marketing Manager

Lucas Hontebeyrie

Project Leader

Geoffroy Cortier


Frédéric Tan


Joan Sol Roo


Théodore Doumic

Game Designer

Maxime Hoareau

Graphic designer

7-Shapes evolution

Our partners

The Region and the European Union support the 7-Shapes project within the framework of the “Operational Program ERDF / ESF Poitou Charentes 2014-2020” in accordance with European regulations on European Structural Funds and Investment (FESI).