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La French Touch Conference returns for its 3rd year

La French Touch Conference returns for its 3rd year

Published on June 15, 2016
This major international event promoting entrepreneurial creativity will take place on June 21 and 22 in New York. Axelle Lemaire, French minister responsible for Digital Affairs, will take part in the conference.

The French Touch Conference returns for its third year to New York on June 21 and 22. As part of the conference, two competitions will give startups the chance to really stand out.

  • Pitch in the Plane - A unique startup competition that will take place on the plane between Paris and New York! 6 early-stage startups based in France that have raised at least €300,000, will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York. The winner of Pitch in the Plane will be awarded financial support and operational assistance for their expansion in the United States and will also have the opportunity to pitch their company in New York.
  • On stage - An investors’ pitch meeting with French and American investors in New York! 12 French and American startups will have the opportunity to present their company on stage at La French Touch Conference on June 22. The criteria for participating: the company must be based in France or the United States, be less than 5 years old, have already raise €2 million, and have a plan to develop its market on the other side of the Atlantic!

La French Touch Conference has two main objectives:

  • To increase exposure of French companies in the global market, especially to facilitate international expansion of French start-ups;
  • To promote France as an innovative place to do business among foreign entrepreneurs.

La French Touch Conference will feature inspiring speakers from highly respected tech companies (Trello, Sprinklr, Vimeo, IBM, Microsoft, Withings, Happn, Synthesio), special networking events, social cocktails and events, and more!

This year for the first time, the conference will also feature focused workshops that invite participants to have detailed discussions on specific topics, such as fintech, construction tech, health IT, IoT and industry 4.0.—all areas where French expertise is especially strong.

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