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.


• 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?


• 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

About 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.