Startup Tour 2018 [fr]
On June, 6 the Consulate hosted the Startup Tour New York competition.
Congratulations to Storefront, the winning startup of this edition.
See you in September for the Final round!
Congratulations to the 5 other startups for their great pitches : iAdvize, represented by Nicolas de Rosen, Surgimap represented by Virginie Lafage, Aircall represented by Xavier Durand, Replika Softwarerepresented by Kareen Mallet and Confiantrepresented by Louis- David Mangin.
The event featured Tech and business figures:
Blandine Velin , Global Head of Insights and Innovation @ Chanel
Herve Brunet, GM Markets @FreeWheel, a Comcast company
Julien Courbe, Financial Services Leader @ PwC
Guillaume Le Cunff, President and CEO @ Nespresso USA
Loic Moisand, CEO @ Synthesio
Jonathan Benhamou , CEO @ PEOPLEDOC
Laurent Droin, Managing Director Consumer @ BNP Paribas
Jill Granoff, CEO Eurazeo Brands @ Eurazeo
A year after the Great success of the first edition of the Startup Tour, FrenchFounders has expanded its ambitions transatlantically: the competition is now open to both French startups wanting to develop in North America and Americans wishing to develop in France.
The rest of the Startup Tour will run from June through September 2018, and includes 6 local competitions across all North America (New York, San Francisco, Miami, Montreal, Los Angeles and Paris). The winning startups will then face a final competition in September in New York in front of a jury of economic, business and industrial experts. Last year, The Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi awarded the prize to the winning startup during the Final in NYC!
The jury for the local competitions will be composed of investors, top-executives and
entrepreneurs. The finalist of each local competition will be qualified for the finals in New York in September and will have the privilege to be guided by a mentor during the last preparation period, and will compete to win one of the 4 following prizes:
> The French Prize - a $100,000 package for the Best French Startup looking to extend in the US
> The American Prize – a support program from Business France, Paris Region (PRIME) and BNP Paribas
> The AAGEF Prize - a package worth $6,000 with exclusive mentoring from prestigious Schools alumni
> The People Choice Prize – a package worth $3,500 with exclusive mentoring from Frenchfounders
Julien Delpech, the CEO of INVIVOX and previous winner of the New York competition, announces a new fundraising round of $3,5 million.
Information on the competition: startuptour.us
Schedule of the other competitions of the StartupTour:
- June 12th – Miami, USA
- June 19th – Los Angeles, USA
- Jun e 21st – San Francisco, USA
- June 28th – Montreal, Canada
- July 3rd – Paris, France
- September – Final in New York, USA