I know my communication was quite confusing theses times so I think a little summary of what I am currently doing may be useful.
Yolo Consulting is the company I use to sell my services on Odoo. I am the only shareholder and it’s gonna stay like this. Other than my five-year experience on Odoo and the reliable teams I work with, I also mainly use this structure for providing hosting for the others projects (the hosting code is available here https://github.com/YannickB/saas) and I shall precise we are very good for hosting verticalization. I you have any verticalization development (Odoo for hotel or school for example) you shall contact me.
EmpowerUs is the main company behind the Odoo Community verticalization (https://github.com/YannickB/community-management) which will go under the control of the OCA. I am not the only shareholder this time, I am launching this company with Julien Dussart (https://www.facebook.com/julien.dussart) which take care of the commercial part. We will host Odoo instances for communities with a price per moderators (and not users) and a commission on transactions in €/$.
We also plan to build a network of integrators, with peoples specialized in assisting communities like “Les Valeureux” (http://www.valeureux.org/), a french association and one of our close partner (many ideas for the community verticalization come from them). If you are providing such services, anywere around the world, feel free to contact us.
Finally, Wikicompare is a platform for collaborative comparisons, based on Drupal. The purpose of this platform is to create and organize communities about comparison, so they can find and debate the important criterions and then judge the products we use everyday with a benchmark approach. I strongly believe it’s the perfect counterpower to the companies’s marketing department and probably my project which will have the most impact.
While it’s already working quite well (http://demo.wikicompare.info), there is no business model at short term and so I needed to concentrate on EmpowerUs. If you find the concept interesting, we are looking for people who want to try creating some first communities.