Launch of the platform French Tech NYC
Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital sector, and Axelle Lemaire, Deputy Minister for Digital Affairs, were in New York on June 24 and 25 for the French Touch Conference. Organized by French entrepreneur Gaël Duval for the second consecutive year, this event brings together start-ups, investors and journalists, and aims to connect the French and American ecosystems.
On this occasion, Axelle Lemaire announced the launching of the French Tech New York platform. Created by French entrepreneurs in New York, in partnership with local institutions, this French Tech Hub is a bridge between the New York ecosystem and the French ecosystem.
The website nyc.lafrenchtech.com is an entry point for French entrepreneurs, investors and businessmen wishing to settle in New York City, and also a reference for those already living there. The site aims to give more visibility to French Tech startups and promote the efficiency of a new model (R&D in France and measures to develop corporate activity in the United States). The website can be viewed at the following address: http://nyc.lafrenchtech.com/
Axelle Lemaire also launched the French Tech Ticket, whose goal is to invite entrepreneurs from all around the world to come develop their start-up in Paris. For this, France is launching an international competition to offer 100 Paris French Tech Tickets every year. Each French Tech Ticket comprises of a welcome pack including a visa, a grant for the founders, free office space in an incubator and an English-speaking administrative board.
During a reception at the Consulate General of France with French entrepreneurs from New York, and later on the stage at the French Touch Conference, Emmanuel Macron emphasized the French government’s commitment to start-up growth. France’s vision to support emerging start-ups worldwide is based is deeply international: it aims to favor the circulation of businesses, talents and investments.