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Committed to help entrepreneurs to thrive, the sponsors are key supporters to entrepreneurship and help projects to become a successful reality.
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,600 employees. BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs over 16,000 people in the US and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s.
Idinvest Partners is a leading European mid-market private equity firm. With €8bn under management, the firm has developed several areas of expertise including innovative startup venture capital transactions; mid-market private debt, i.e. single-tranche, senior and subordinated debt; primary and secondary investment and private equity advisory services.
A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations.
WATT company provides a full package service for your commercial real estate project including interior design, construction management, furniture & move coordination. In 2011 in France, the Design & Build firm WATT Network was created with the worldwide construction company Groupe SNEF. In New York, WATTRem the company sister focuses its services on cross-boarder services for real estate projects whether in France or US. We recognize the complexity of organizing a set-up while running your business as a real estate department, we manage and organize all the work for you, as an interior designer, we program, think and create your space design and as a client representative, we work for you, we work with you.
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Sheppard Mullin is a full service AmLaw Global 100 firm founded in 1927 with approximately 870 attorneys in 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The Sheppard Mullin French Desk is a dedicated team of U.S.-qualified French-speaking attorneys committed to advising French clients in the US. We provide comprehensive support to French companies throughout their incorporation, investments, M&A strategy and growth in the United States across various industries, including tech, cloud, software, biotech, life sciences, pharma, energy and renewables. Our Sheppard Mullin French Desk attorneys are based in our New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco and Century City offices. They are supported by a comprehensive European law practice focused on competition law based in the firm’s Brussels office.
Agorize is an 80-person strong startup that specializes in organizing O2O (Online to Offline) marketing innovation challenges. Since 2011, the company has organized almost 500 challenges involving a community of 5 million innovators through its dedicated platform.
About Paris Region Entreprises:
Paris Region Entreprises is a catalyst for business and innovation which supports international companies willing to expand in the Paris Region.
As a non profit governmental agency, Paris Region Entreprises works with local public entities to provide free tailor-made services.
Business France is the French governmental agency facilitating international investment in France. We act as a one-stop shop providing customized, confidential and complimentary services to businesses considering an investment project in France, regardless of their plans: new investment sites, expansions to existing sites, industrial or technology partnerships, acquisitions or financial investments. Together with French regions, we can create a roadmap for your investments in France in complete confidence. We act as a facilitator between your teams and the French authorities at national and regional level.
Engie Factory is the first incubator and accelerator in Chile, Mexico and Asia-Pacific, focused 100% on technology and sustainability. They are committed to high impact solutions that improve the quality of life, connecting talent, capital, and innovative ideas today to create and accelerate companies that transform the future.
Launched in 2002, Creadev is an evergreen investment company : we believe that shareholders’ timing should match with the entrepreneur’s vision, up to an unlimited amount of time. We are backed by the Mulliez family, and its global footprint network. We have a global reach with offices in Paris, Shanghai, New York and Nairobi, and we are involved in 20 active portfolio companies with over 85,000 employees.
Theodo is a process-driven software development agency whose mains strengths are to help companies: build their market-relevant MVP in less than 10 weeks grow their product towards product/market fit scale their tech team once the product/market fit has been reached. They have a global team of over 200+ super smart developers, based in the US, the UK, and France and worked with successful startups like Cleo, Voodoo.io, Made.com, and BlaBlaCar.
The FrenchFounders team
International and entrepreneurship is in our DNA as we help business leaders to connect and meet with each other, within our business club. We know how important and efficient it is to get the right connection at the right moment when building your business => We make it happen!
We decided 3 years ago to launch the Startup Tour, to bolster the business connections between startups, corporates and investors by creating a one of a kind competition where pitching is just the beginning of an impactful journey.