Seminar in Paris

The seminar takes place in Paris in June or September. The laureates participate in a three-day program to discover, through various presentations, the fundamental concepts of the American high-tech market.

The first day is public and brings together participants and experts. The topics covered are, among others, the development of high-tech, the culture of American business and local ecosystems.

The next two days include personalized training supporting the essential concepts of startup development in the United States (strategy, marketing, finance, HR), and individual sessions led by experts in these sectors (investment, consultants, professors).

In 2021:

The seminar took place in September over three days during which the laureates were able to discover, through numerous presentations, the fundamental concepts of the North American high-tech market.

You can find the 2021 bootcamp schedule below:


15h30 – Welcoming

16h00 -Presentation of the program, announcement of the 2021 laureates

  • Mireille Guyader – Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis

Rami Abi-Akl – Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis
Evelyne Scuto-Gaillard – Bpifrance
Nathalie Trannois – Bpifrance

16h15 – Deep tech in France: the role of public actors in the development of the ecosystem

    • Arnaud Delaunay – Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances
      Lucie Rivier – Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation
      Pascale Ribon – Bpifrance
      Anne Miller – La French Tech
      Sébastien Bidaud – Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères

17h15 Successful international expansion after NETVA: feedback comments from alumni

      • Aline Cerf – SmartCatch

Frédéric Allemand – Emosis
Idriss Halfi – PowerUp
Julian Muller – Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis (Modérateur)

17h45 Closing words par Matthieu Peyraud – Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères

18h00 Cocktail

09h00 – Breakfast

09h30 – Pitch preparation workshops – Time to Pitch

13h00 – Lunch

14h30 – The journey of a serial entrepreneur: Marc Frouin – Bioserenity

15h00 – Succeed in your entrepreneurial adventure: Jack Fuchs – Stanford University

18h00 – End of the second day

08h30 Breakfast

09h00 Presentation « Growth Diagnostic », Aïda Urien – Bpifrance

09h30 Workshop on intellectual property, Ministère de l’Intérieur

11h00 Succeed in your entrepreneurial adventure, Jack Fuchs – Stanford University

13h00 Lunch

14h00 Support for start-ups in the USA
       Marie Landel – Axelia Partners
       Charafa Chebani – CCI France International

14h30 Presentation by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Virginie Afonso et Florence Bony

14h45 Presentation by Bpifrance Assurance Export, Corinne Martinez

15h00 Personnalized workshop by INPI et Bpifrance Assurance Export

18h00 End of the seminar