French Tech Tour to India 2018
Business France, the Trade & Investment Commission of France in India, is organizing, with several stakeholders and partners, the third edition of the “French Tech Tour to India”, a multi-purpose and multi-format platform in the cities of Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Delhi NCR from the 30th September to 6th of October 2018.
The “French Tech Tour to India 2018” will consist of an immersive mission to India for 6 innovative “French Tech” startups and SMEs. These companies will be meeting the Indian start-ups, investors, partners and clients as well as have pitch sessions that will aim to help them increase their visibility in India. This will be followed by a networking cocktail in New Delhi. In addition, H.E, Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, French Ambassador to India will felicitate 3 companies in a special award function in the categories of ‘French Tech Tour to India 2018 Grand Prix’, ‘Most Innovative Technology’ and ‘Most Promising Business Potential in India’ The first two editions witnessed tremendous success and recorded a footfall of more than 400 participants in each city.
With the French President, Emmanuel Macron opening the doors for Indian entrepreneurs, France is focusing on technology and wants to further develop strong partnerships with the Indian start-ups ecosystems. Therefore, the “French Tech Tour to India 2018” will also include mentoring session with the experts from Business France to guide the companies on how to enter the Indian market. “India and France are both start-up nations with a strong innovative culture and both countries should work closer to develop synergies and opportunities between their respective ecosystems” says Jean-Francois Ambrosio, Head of I.T and Services Department for Business France in India.
In the years to come, Business France looks forward to take these initiatives to a greater scale. The French Tech initiative fits in the with the goals and objectives of the “Startup India” and “Digital India” initiatives by the Government of India and aims to work more in this sector.
About the “French Tech” initiative:
Launched in 2013, the “French Tech” is an initiative spearheaded by the French Government in association with public and private stakeholders in order to nurture the densification, the growth and internationalization of Tech startup ecosystems in France, and to accrue the positioning of France as a leading European Innovation and Business Hub towards any Tech company.
It consists in:
a set of programs (grants to entrepreneurs, access of entrepreneurs to IT and research resources, fund of funds, acceleration fund, “French Tech Ticket”, etc.) designed to achieve these objectives;
networks of labeled ecosystems located throughout France;
a brand and logo, this pink rooster to which any “French Tech” entrepreneur associates itself.
The "French Tech" eventually refers to all the stakeholders and individuals contributing to the Tech startup ecosystem in France or abroad.
The initiative is sector-agnostic and relates not only to the Digital economy or ICTs, but also to BioTech, CleanTech, EdTech, FinTech, FoodTech, MedTech, etc.
For further information, you can log on to the Website of the “French Tech” initiative: http://bonjourlafrenchtech.com/