Startup Tour #2: Local Competition San Francisco

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

Le 21 juin 2018
De 6:30 PM à 9:00 PM

Holberton School
San Francisco

Jurys Members
Ex-CEO @ Envivio
President of Total New Energies Ventures USA @ TOTAL
Aurélie Bret
Aurélie Bret
Corporate Relationship Manager Innovation @ Bank of the West
Chief Marketing Officer @ CMO advisory
Alexandre Lazarow
Alexandre Lazarow
Investment Director @ Cathay Innovation
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 : Welcoming speech by FrenchFounders - open to all participants
  • 6.50pm : 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 25th or 26th – Final in New York, USA

Who is attending?

  • FrenchFounders members
  • Startups & Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Top-Executives
Among the attendees
74 participants à cet événement
B. Caire
N. Olivier
M. Groh marquardt
Web Croissants
S. Tchedikian
Invités pour l'occasion
  • Charles De Clapiers, Director, Technology coverage, BNP Paribas
  • Fred Plais, Ceo, Platform.sh
  • Claire Plais, CFO,
  • Ankit Mishra, Associate, Sales Operations and Strategy, Nauto
  • Salim Saifi, Director, Funds & Financial Institutions, Business France / Consulate of France in SF
  • Kevin Colas, Co founding General Partner, Explorations Ventures
  • Balthazar Lechêne, Co Founder, InkSpace Imaging
  • Clemence Vincent, Manager, French Tech San Francisco
  • Melanie Dias, Event Manager, FACCSF
  • Nadege Thorez, Program Manager, French American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco
  • Julien Borel, VP Investment Solutions USA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Rehouven Libine, Manager Ecosystem UX Solutions, Philip Morris International
  • Pierre Trevet, Founder, HELiOS Exchange
  • Aude Anquetil, Vice-President, Epic Foundation
  • Sin Wingee, Investments, Next Wave Ventures
  • Suzie Kirschner, Office & Events Coordinator, Holberton School
  • Jessica Cohen, Assistante, Partech Partners
  • Aurélie Bret, Corporate Relationship Manager Innovation, Bank of the West
  • Alexandre Lazarow, Investment Director, Cathay Innovation
  • Saskia Salzmann, Associate Partner, Arete Partners

Holberton School

972 Mission Street
San Francisco, 94103, United States