First European Tech Night at the Consulate General of France in New York [fr]
On the 30th of January, the first European Tech Night was held at the Consulate General of France to celebrate Artificial Intelligence innovation from European countries.
M. David Ghill, M. Francesco Genuardi and Mme Anne-Claire Legendre, respectively the German, Italian and French Consuls, introduced the event aimed at forwarding the European champions of the New York tech scene.
This first night aimed at showing how European AI startups are disrupting industries. It was in fact the first of a series: the next edition will be organized by the Consulate General of Germany in New York.
This event was also part of the VivaTech Tour, and featured Vincent Viollain, Cofounder and Head of Partnerships. VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It will take place in Paris at Porte de Versailles, on 24–26 May 2018. The international VivaTour is taking startup leaders to 15 strategic locations around the world (London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stockholm, Spain, Singapore, L.A., San Francisco, and Montreal).
Clément Delangue, Cofounder of the European Tech meet-up and French Tech entrepreneur, reinstated the paramount importance of the young talents and startups in Europe for the future of Tech, and spoke again about the continent’s readiness to embrace a new age of digital innovation. His speech was followed by NYU’s Steven Kuyan, who shared his insight on the trends of digital innovation, and especially of AI.
Lastly, 4 Europeans start-ups pitched their AI-related business models to the audience, in industries ranging from the healthcare sector to model risk management. The speakers were:
Elio Narciso, Co-founder & CEO of Measurence (Italy). His pitch: "Transform human offline behavior into actionable insights and automate decision making".
James d’Aquino, Managing Director of Yields.io (Belgium), "an A.I. platform for model risk management".
Thomas Clozel, Founder & CEO of Owkin (France), a software that “uses AI to discover in today’s patients the treatments of tomorrow".
Nicolas Kopp, US CEO of N26 (Germany), a start-up that is "building a bank the world loves to use!".
The event ended with a Networking Cocktail, where members of the public (featuring entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from both sides of the Atlantic) shared their thoughts, contacts and a few drinks!