The Startup Tour 2019 - Third Edition

The Startup Tour 2019 took place from May to September 2019 with a series of preliminary competitions hosted in business and innovation hubs around the world including Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Boston, Mexico, New York, London, Madrid, and Paris.

With over 250 applications received, 60 entrants and 13 finalists, the Startup Tour 2019 brought together the most promising startups from all corners of the world with our network of corporate partners, c-level executives and investors at this one-of-a-kind transatlantic startup competition.

Now that the competition is truly global, we are providing even more value to this event. We are going to be able to build even stronger ties among our members by developing connections which are truly relevant to their business goals” Benoit Buridant, Co-Founder and CEO, FrenchFounders

The 2019 edition culminated in the first edition of the Transatlantic Leaders Forum which welcomed over 800 participants over one day at a conference-style event, including high-level keynote speakers and executives, several workshops and endless networking opportunities.

The Startup Tour 2018 - Second Edition

More than 180 startups applied to be part of the 2018 Startup Tour, and 40 of them were shortlisted to pitch in front of the juries of six major business and innovation centers: Miami, Montreal, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Paris. The transatlantic competition opened its doors not only to French entrepreneurs wishing to develop in North America, but also to American entrepreneurs wishing to establish themselves in France. 2018 winner was Mohammed Haouche, CEO of Storefront, the world’s leading online marketplace for renting short term retail space.

2018 roundtables

Cyber Security Panel

Startups and Enterprises: Under attack, can they defend themselves?

Startups and Enterprises: Under attack, can they defend themselves?
Universal, global, without ideology, and sometimes faceless, cyberattacks share the same features as an epidemic – or an asymmetric war. No business, no institution is safe, no matter size. Is neutrality an option? We will discuss the stakeholders’ responsibility, defensive and offensive strategies, with a particular focus on hack-back.

Speakers

• Renaud Deraison, CTO & co-founder @ Tenable
• Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Vice President Cloud & Cyber Security North America @ Capgemini
• John Rogers, Chief Information Security Officer @ BNP Paribas
• Erwan Keraudy, CEO & co-founder @ CybelAngel
• Yun-Hee Kim, Technology Editor @ The Wall Street Journal

Climate Panel

Can Business Solve Climate Change?

Since 1992 and the signature of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, we doubled our cumulative emissions of CO2. How do we reinvente our business to become part of the solution rather than the problem? How innovation and partnerships between corporates and startups can help?

Speakers

• Arnaud Brohé, CEO @ CO2logic (moderator of the panel)
• Evan Harvey, Global Head of Sustainability @ Nasdaq
• Eric Garneth, CEO North America @ Suez
• Anna Pavlova, VP Government Relations @ Schneider Electric