Meeting with French Biotech Businesses from MedStartup

Journalists were invited to meet with a dozen companies, winners of the 2015 edition and future « success stories » from the 2016 edition.

JPEGJournalists were invited to meet with a dozen companies, winners of the 2015 edition and future « success stories » from the 2016 edition. This moment offered participants an opportunity to exchange views on the issues of entrepreneurship, BioTech and BioPharma industries, and development on the American continent.

Later, during a luncheon in the Consulate’s « salon rose », another meeting took place with the French delegation from BusinessFrance, comprising 55 small & medium businesses from the Biotech and Biopharma industries, which participated in MedStartUp 2016. This event allowed attendants to take stock of the 2016 edition and ponder upon the future of these companies on the American continent.

The third edition of MedStartup came to a close on October 27. Several highlights marked this new edition.


45 French companies (including BioTech, Digital Health and a few MedTech start-ups) traveled to New York, represented by 65 French professionals who came to promote innovation on New York soil.

The first French Tech event focusing on health was held in one of the most beautiful rooftops of the city, gathering 200 guests, including 120 Americans. La société Mensia (Jean-Yves Quentel) a remporté le concours Shark Tank devant un panel comprenant investisseur, serial entrepreuneur et expert e-santé. Mensia, a company run by Jean-Yves Quentel, won the Shark Tank competition, before a panel including an investor, a serial entrepreneur and an ehealth expert.

The Medstarup Partnering Day included 250 meetings, with the presence of 150 Americans from the Pfizer delegation, and representatives from major worldwide firms (Sanofi, Johnson and Johnson, Roche, Merck, Mitsubishi Tanabe, Oracle), in the presence of approximately 20 investors. The first feedback has been very positive, with future potential collaborations already in the works: Novo Nordisk, Lilly, MPM capital…. Brigham Hospital, Mount Sinai, Nestlé, Northwealth Hospital…

The Prix Galien Medstartup 2016 was awarded to Hémarina, Ctexdev, H4D, and Defymed, in the presence of Bernard Poussot (chairman of the jury), Bruno Cohen (Chairman of the Galien Foundation), and Joe Marcus (CEO of Alexandria Real Estate). They will receive a $ 25,000 endowment and be sponsored by Business France for six months.
The Prix Galien Gala: 720 guests in attendance, with a special mention of the Prix Galien Medstartup during the dinner.

A special panel was organized with Ms. Valérie Pécresse, President of Paris region, for an informal, highly constructive exchange on the challenges and difficulties facing the companies that are part of the Medicen cluster.

A workshop was held in partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce: regulation, fundraising, and market access were among the topics discussed, with personal stories from entrepreneurs. 65 people were in attendance.



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Rencontre MedStartUp - 28 octobre 2016
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