Startup Tour #2: Local Competition New York

A unique transatlantic startup competition: North America & France
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Startup Tour

Le 6 juin 2018
De 6:30 PM à 9:00 PM

Consulat Général de France
New York

Jurys Members
Global Head of Insights and Innovation @ Chanel
GM Markets @ FreeWheel, a Comcast company
Financial Services Leader @ PwC
President and CEO @ Nespresso USA
CEO @ Synthesio
Managing Director Consumer @ BNP Paribas
Jill Granoff
Jill Granoff
CEO Eurazeo Brands @ Eurazeo
Mathieu Ruch
Mathieu Ruch
Senior Manager @ Wavestone
We will talk about


Agenda of the evening : 

  • 6.00pm : Welcoming of the jury members and selected startups – only open to the jury members and startups pitching
  • 6.30pm : Doors opening - open to all participants
  • 6.45pm : Opening Remarks by Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York - open to all participants
  • 6.50pm : Welcoming speech by FrenchFounders - open to all participants
  • 6.55pm : Startups speed pitching session -  open to all participants
  • 7.40pm : End of the pitches
    • Networking cocktail reception - open to all participants
    • Jury deliberation – only open to the jury members
  • 8.15pm : Winner’s announcement – selected to attend the Grand Finale taking place in New York in September - open to all participants
  • 9.00pm : End


For this second edition, FrenchFounders is expanding its ambitions transatlantically, not only by opening its doors to French startups wanting to develop in North America but equally to Americans wishing to develop in France. 

The Startup Tour runs from June through September 2018, and includes 6 local competitions (New York, San Francisco, Miami, Montreal, Los Angeles and Paris). The final competition is in September in New York attended by a jury of economic, business and industrial experts.

The jury for the local competitions will be composed of investors, top-executives and entrepreneurs.  The finalist of each local competition will be qualified for the finals in New York in September and will have the privilege to be guided by a mentor during the last preparation period.

For the final competition, four prizes will be rewarded to the most promising startups: the People’s Choice Prize, the AAGEF Prize (French Grandes Ecoles Alumni Association), the American Prize and the First Prize. 

Information: startuptour.us


  • May 23rd – Application closure
  • May 31st – Announcement of the startups selected for the local competitions
  • June 6th – New York, USA
  • June 12th – Miami, USA
  • June 19th – Los Angeles, USA
  • June 21st – San Francisco, USA
  • June 28th – Montreal, Canada
  • July 3rd – Paris, France
  • September 18th or 19th [TBC] – Final in New York, USA

Who is attending?

  • FrenchFounders members
  • Startups & Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Top-Executives
Among the attendees
207 participants à cet événement
D. Descamps
Creadev USA
A. Le page
Nestle Waters North America
J. Vidal
S. Henry
F. Moison
Colgate Palmolive
E. Gernath
Suez North Americ a
Invités pour l'occasion
  • Julien Dubuis, Director, Outcome Health
  • Lucie Hubert, Trade Advisor, Business France
  • Anton Tsimbler, Account Executive, Knotel
  • Sadia Halim, Managing Director, BNP Paribas
  • Louis-Marie Angevin, VP Tech, Media & Telecom North America MNC Coverage, BNP Paribas
  • Cecile Lopez Mora, AVP, MUFG
  • Maelle Chassard, CEO, Lunii
  • Georges Benoliel, Founder, NestApple
  • Jean-Baptiste Linot, Founder, Streamlinewatch
  • Julian Le Philippe, CTO, co-founder, Digital Mosaic Capital
  • Tania Aschehoug, E-commerce coordinator & social media manager, www.armadio.com
  • Yannis Moati, CEO, HotelsByDay.com
  • Julie Ellert, Marketing/Communication, StreamlineWatch
  • Pierre-Antoine Dubosc, Managing Director, Semantiweb
  • Yann Gibaja, Software Engineer, Upsilon Tech
  • Geraldine Trippitelli, Founder, Mazette Media
  • Hanna Zrihen, Co-founder, Freegiving
  • Felipe Navarro, Senior Manager, Ekimetrics
  • Gary Sharma, Founder/CEO, GarysGuide
  • Adrien Kerbrat, Director, The Storefront
  • Justine Lambert, director of engagement strategy, publicis
  • Michelle Jung, Chief of Staff, SUEZ
  • Capucine Moulas, Journaliste, French Morning
  • Cecile Prunieres, Deputy Chief of staff, SUEZ
  • Renaud Réau, Consulting, after an Executive MBA at INSEAD, ex Global Procurement Director Danone -
  • Amélie Minne, Trade Advisor,
  • Jean-Damien Perrier, Managing Directior, HT Capital Advisors, LLC
  • Anna Luscombe, VP Product, mastercard
  • Rebecca Aguilar, senior specialist, mastercard
  • Jill Granoff, CEO Eurazeo Brands, Eurazeo
  • Xavier Delestrade, CFO, DogBuddy
  • Guillaume Manca, CEO, My Cuistot
  • Pierre Lapomme, Head of Equity Capital Market - Americas, BNP Paribas
  • Leo Bancou, Marketing Manager, Fusemachines
  • Nasser Sanou, CEO, OneWay
  • Mathilde Bernard, Executive Project Manager, Sud de France Developpement
  • Sophie Pibouin, Worldwide sales, Ibm
  • Marion Helluy, Project Manager, Sud de France Développement
  • Corey Gottlieb, Co-Founder, Replika Software
  • Sylvie Gornes-Martin, Head of HR Latam, BNP Paribas
  • Baptistin Buchet, Senior consultant, Wavestone
  • Mathieu Ruch, Manager, Wavestone
  • Lucile Engoulevent, Account Manager, Wavestone
  • Marceline Doucet, Account Developer, Wavestone
  • Cyril Korenbeusser, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, BNPP USA
  • Nicholas Lalla, Senior Project Manager, Urban strategy, NYC ECD
  • Elsa Rive, Head, Healthcare Unit, Business France
  • Daniel Plaisance, Project Manager, NYC EDC
  • Chloé Jaffre, US Facilitator, Lunii
  • Marine Benedek, US Facilitator, Lunii
  • Amelie Barral, US Country Manager, Lunii
  • Arnaud Mensah, COO, My Cuistot
  • Thomas Ludeau, CMO, My Cuistot

Consulat Général de France

934 5th Ave
New York, 10021, United States