French Tech Day in Paris 21st-24th MAY

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3 days of immersion in the FRENCH startup ecosystem 

Since a few years, the French innovation scene is booming!
• Paris was elected European Innovation Capital 2017 @ WebSummit
• Xavier Niel, founder of Free Telecom, launched Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus, with more than 3000 work places & 26 international startup programs
• In 2017, for the first time ever, France leads in Europe with €2.7 billion funds raised, vs. €2.3 billion in UK
• VivaTechnology is the leading European innovation forum, with 68 000 attendees,  6 000 startups and 1 400 investors….

From May the 21st to 24th 2018, the French Chamber of Commerce & Business France, with the support of Openers & Lupo Design, organise French Tech Days in Paris with special focus on fintechs and mobility/smart cities. French & Swedish startups, VCs & corporate companies will meet each other, discuss business opportunities, financing, partnerships, and Swedish startups will pitch in front of a jury composed of investors and potential clients. The winning startup will get its participation reimbursed.

We will also visit Parisian fintech & smart city hubs, the connection platform between corporates & startups and learn more about why France is taking the lead in specific mobility/smart city fields.

 
 

Program

Hosted by our partners, the business meetings, Roundtables and Keynotes will host VC’s, start-ups and large corporations throughout the days. contact us if you are interested in meeting with one particular actor on the French market.

 
 

MONDAY MAY 21st

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Welcome cocktail / networking & Presentation of the program

More info coming soon.

 

TUESDAY MAY 22cd and WEDNESDAY MAY 23rd : Inspiration: Roundtable, Keynote, visits & Business Meetings hosted by:

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BNP Parisbas

The bank for a changing world
With strong roots anchored in Europe’s banking history, BNP Paribas supports its clients and employees in today’s changing world and has positioned itself as a leading bank in the Eurozone and a prominent international banking institution. BNP Paribas has 200 000 employees, is present in 73 countries and has €bn43 in revenues. A bank that promotes a dynamic culture of innovation, while rewarding unique initiatives, stimulating creativity and accompanying the digital transformation of business. Discover innovation according to BNP Paribas.

 
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Finance Innovation

Finance Innovation – the finance cluster in France (bank, insurance, asset management, real estate) and makes connections between all the payers of the fintech scene (corporates, VC’s, startups, academic world). The cluster has already labelised 350 projects and accompanied more than 1000 companies.

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Le Swave

Le Swave is the innovation program of Paris & Co dedicated to fintechs. It can host & accelerate 40 startups. All the players from the fintech value chain are represented (Société Générale, the cluster Finance Innovation, France Fintech, Crédit Municipal de Paris,....)

 
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MAIF

MAIF is a leader in insurance for cars & NGO’s and has more than 3 million subscribers (property insurance, foresight, health, assistance, savings, credits,…). MAIF will host us in their brand new space, MAIF Start Up Club, with a space of 1000m2 in Central Paris, connecting an booming ecosystem.

 

THURSDAY MAY 24th  Learning expedition at Viva Technology: Conferences, pitchs, business meetings,...

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Viva Technology

Viva Technology is the world's rendez-vous for game changers. 25 corporate labs,  6,000 startups, 1,400 investors & 68,000 participants make it "the place to be" in the end of May in order to exchange during 3 days with decision makers, meet startups in your business areas & accelerate your business.