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Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited is a company limited by guarantee and a member firm of DTTL. Members of Deloitte Asia Pacific Limited and their related entities provide services in Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, The Marshall Islands, The Northern Mariana Islands, The People’s Republic of China (incl. Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR), The Philippines and Vietnam, in each of which operations are conducted by separate and independent legal entities.
The Deloitte brand entered the China market in 1917 with the opening of an office in Shanghai. Today, Deloitte China delivers a comprehensive range of audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory and tax services to local, multinational and growth enterprise clients in China. Deloitte China has also made—and continues to make—substantial contributions to the development of China’s accounting standards, taxation system and professional expertise. To learn more about how Deloitte makes an Impact that Matters in China, please connect with our social media platforms at www2.deloitte.com/cn/en/social-media.
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. We look to invest in and support companies able to scale-up and become worldwide best players in their sector. We have invested €1.5bn at different stages of companies, from venture capital to growth equity and buyout. Annual investment capacity up to €200m. Our major focus are AgriTech, Healthcare, Renewable energy and Human Skills.
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. Agorize works with over 200 key account clients, including Pepsi, Airbus, AWS, Philips Lighting, Schneider Electric, AXA, Societe Generale, Deutsche Telekom, Vinci, Capgemini, the U.S. Department of Education and Microsoft. A multi-award-winning startup, Agorize was voted ‘Best Collaborative SaaS Platform’ by French Tech in 2016 and is among the top 500 most dynamic tech companies as ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast500.
XNode is structuring and nurturing a unique open innovation ecosystem in Shanghai, connecting startups, corporates, local authorities and academia to shape China’s new innovation engine, and build impactful ventures.
XNode operates in three areas:
1- Coworking space with 3 flagship spaces in Shanghai.
2- Startup acceleration by accelerating overseas scaleups in their Chinese market penetration & Chinese startups in their partnership with corporates.
3- Corporate acceleration by facilitating corporates & startups collaboration or by accelerating internal projects, the startup way.
Created 25 years ago, UGGC Avocats is one of the first independent law firms in France. With 8 offices located in 4 geographic areas (Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America) and a network of partner law firms, UGGC Avocats is very international-oriented. It is one of the few French law firms with an autonomous international intervention capacity.
To be a client-oriented and a full service law firm means that we value our clients in the long run, offering them long-term assistance for all their operations as opposed to providing assistance on a few limited issues. The firm offers services of international standard to its clientele and assists its clients, including private companies, public entities and natural persons, across a wide range of legal and tax practice areas.
Each partner is renown in his or her field and together they form a cohesive team of experts covering all areas of business law.
Talent Fishers is an independent boutique recruitment group specialised in the needs of international companies across Asian markets, with a network of local offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and India.
For more than a decade, we’ve been developing partnerships with our clients, helping them on strategic recruitments needs, from Top to Middle Management positions, combining a very strict search and evaluation methodology with the highest level of transparency, care and passion.
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.
Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.
Campanile was founded in France in 1976 and introduced into the Chinese market in 2016 by Jin Jiang International, the 1st largest hotel group of China and the 2nd largest hotel group in the global market. Campanile carries on the French culture and combines the French elegance and intelligence to present a comfortable experience for each guest.
Campanile Shanghai Jing’an innovatively adopts a WeHotel smart hotel integrated management system, an exciting tech that aims to improve its services and brings about better experience for guests. Campanile Shanghai Jing’an is fully equipped with intelligent technology like self-check-in system, smart lock, smart TV, cleaning system and digital room card. Through a mobile app, guests can experience smart-technology equipped service throughout their staying in the hotel like searching, booking, paying, checking-in, staying and checking-out.
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.
Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.
La French Tech Singapore aims to provide a focal point for the French entrepreneurial ecosystem in Singapore to boost the development of French start-ups seeking to establish a presence and grow in Asia. It’s a community of entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs who share the same values, ambitions and a taste for radical collaboration.
FrenchFounders’ Investors Club sets out to change the face of investment.
Our mission statement: facilitating encounters between francophone startups with huge potential and investors by providing entrepreneurs with a network that maximizes their success rate anywhere in the world.
Our values: Integrity, respect and honesty – People oriented – Result driven – Proactive and agile.
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.