As France’s tech ecosystem continues to grow at a healthy clip and increase its notoriety with the global tech community, the wider French public often seems unaware of much of this. Futur en Seine has worked over the last several years to address this problem, by hosting various events within its annual tech festival targeting the broader public. One of the most anxiously awaited is Startup Assembly, where 500+ startups all across will open their doors to students (both young and ‘old’ alike), parents, politicians and others to learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship directly from startup founders and their teams. The founders of Startup Assembly, who kicked off the event in 2012 in Paris only with just 40 startups participating, are well-known startupers themselves, Marc-Arthur Gauthey and Cédric Giorgi. The year’s event is organized in conjunction with La French Tech and sponsored by Google for Enterpreneurs, Orange and Afic.
How will it work?
Each startup will organize their open house around a specific theme, such as “How to launch your business with one euro” or “How to raise funds.” It’s up to the startups how they communicate around this theme – so via workshops, one-on-one discussions, talks etc.
If you’re curious and want to check out some startups first hand, you simply need to sign up here beforehand. 10,000+ people are expected to attend, so if you want to join make sure you sign up asap.
Haven’t signed up your startup yet to participate? You can still do so here.