About Us

Welcome on board, Innovators.
Companies thrives with innovation, AYO Innovation Consulting,
your professional external innovation partner

OUR TEAM

We tailor external innovation strategies covering customer knowledge, cost optimization and business growth for multinational corporations. By translating business objectives into specific goals, direction and metrics for innovation, we create brand-new sources of growth.


We develop innovation strategies to leverage startups’ disruptive technologies and services to tackle market challenges, illuminating your digital transformation pathway with aha moments.

Jerome Scola

Managing Partner
Jerome Scola is the MP of AYO innovation consulting. Jerome now has 13 years of tech experience in China. Jerome led the international business for GMIC (a top conference and CEO clubs for internet companies in China), launched international startups accelerators for the Beijing co-working space DayDayUp and co-founded the Beijing hub of La French Tech boosting the high-tech links between France and China. Jerome also led the Startups activities for the Finnish NGO Slush in China, empowering thousands of startups at the 15,000 people Slush China conferences. With extensive experience in external innovation, Jerome has helped many big MNCs with their innovation, such as Valeo, Volkswagen, BMW, Nokia, Servier, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Thales, Airbus, Metlife, Allianz, Deutsche Telekom, Nokia and Tencent.

Jerome Scola

Managing Partner

Sharon Sheng

Corporate Innovation Lead
With 6+ years’ experience in corporate and startup consultancy, Sharon is also a founding member of LITAO Consultancy Group, facilitating 30+ overseas brands to enter China market with one-stationary business services. Sharon Sheng was also Head of Startup Services at Slush China, focusing on startup, pitch competitions, match making and corporate innovation services. Sharon worked in corporate innovation programs with Valeo, Volkswagen, Sanofi, Nokia, Servier, JLABS, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, POSTI, LVMH and many other SMEs.

Sharon Sheng

Corporate Innovation Lead

Manman Lee

Community Engagement Director
Manman is in charge of the innovation community engagement in AYO. Manman held the position of startup operation in Slush China. Manman has helped match 300+ good startups to participate in the innovation events and integrate into the AYO ecosystem. Before that, Manman served in PWC's business development department to organize several startup acceleration programs and roadshow events. Manman was also a part-time reporter of Manager magazine, and has interviewed multiple C-levels in fast growing startups.

Manman Lee

Community Engagement Director

Jerry Zhu

Design Thinking Strategist
Serial entrepreneur and experienced Design Thinking, Hackathon and Ideation Workshop facilitator. Over the past decade, Jerry has been helping a variety of organizations and incubators on entrepreneurship and innovation practices.

Jerry Zhu

Design Thinking Strategist

Lois Wu

PR Expert
10+ years solid experience both in product marketing & corporate communications, with proven expertise in media strategies, media relations, event management, crisis management and CSR. Serving renowned multinational companies and brands including General Motors, Michelin,HSBC,TNT, Adidas, Neato and Birkenstock, etc.

Lois Wu

PR Expert

Quentin Lee

Tech Lead
Full-Stack Developer with 15 years experience. Worked as lead developer with a specific experience on building Startups CRM Solutions.

Quentin Lee

Tech Lead

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CONTACT US

We are experienced, engaged professionals who are highly motivated to steer innovation under challenging and high stakes environments.

Corporate Innovation

innovation@areyouok.com

Media

media@areyouok.com

Get in Touch

cynthia@areyouok.com