• Digital Roadshows

    Take your chance to meet French talents!

OBJECTIVES

The main purposes of Digital Roadshows are to provide innovative French SMEs and startups with a proper understanding of a particular country issues and opportunities, and to help them to kick-start their business locally.
For local decision-makers, investors and key influencers, it’s a great way to meet in a short time frame high-potential companies which have the vision to start their business abroad.

Three Digital Roadshows are planned in 2013:
one in the US (East-Coast)
– one in Brazil
– one in an European country (to be defined)

PRINCIPLES

Having defined the main theme of the mission and a particular geographical area, one or more local major/medium-size companies are addressed to become our partners. Then we issue a call for participations to propose to SMEs and startups to meet them through one-on-one business meetings. After closing the call we transmit the applications forms to our partners who have sole authority to decide which companies they want to meet with: only the most requested SMEs and startups (between 5 and 8 each time) are allowed to travel on mission for generally one week.

VALUE PROPOSITION

The winning companies are offered business meetings with our partners, but working with one or more local providers, we are also able to propose a qualified and individual business meetings program to the French SMEs and startups.
Helped by these providers we also organize collective activities for participants to acquaint themselves with the local economic fabric (through workshops or meet-up sessions handle by different providers), take part in pitch competitions in front of a high-lever of experts (VCs, IT journalists, bloggers, digital experts, etc.), and also meet with French entrepreneurs living in the country, and so benefit from their experience.