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The giants behind the startups: meet Orange Fab

Starting up in the tech world is a daunting experience. Some make it into incubators or accelerators to get that extra nudge on the way to success. Offering such guidance is a win-win situation: while startups get help, big groups stay on top of the innovation race. Meet Orange Fab France, the accelerator of the […]

Five things I learned during TechStars

Five things I learned during TechStars

The following is a guest post by Cyrille Vincey, co-founder of Qunb, a platform that helps anyone turn their data into visual stories. You can follow him on Twitter at @cyrvin.  The very day after qunb won LeWeb’12 Paris Startup Competition, I was pressing the team to figure out how to turn this award into […]

Blackbox Connect partners with Google for Entrepreneurs to bring global entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley this Summer

Blackbox Connect partners with Google for Entrepreneurs to bring global entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley this Summer

The Atherton mansion will welcome yet another group of global entrepreneurs looking to break into the Silicon Valley – Blackbox Accelerator announced that they are partnering with Google for Entrepreneurs, a program which works to empower entrepreneurs around the world to be successful, to receive applicants from all over the world. For Blackbox Connect, a two-week […]

Sketchfab accepted into TechStars NYC, so why would anyone apply to TechStars London?

Last week TechStars announced their Spring 2013 class of startups for their New York program – 11 startups which will receive $18K in funding and a $100K convertible note. Among those announced was LeCamping alumnus Sketchfab, who recently raised a small seed round to continue the growth of its YouTube for 3D website. With 20K+ users […]

Bridging the divide between the Paris & Boston startup communities

Boston and NYC have 3 main rivalries: the Red Sox vs. the Yankees (95 years running), budget deficits, and high-tech startups. The latter is a healthy competition of creating jobs, fueling innovative research, and promoting disruptive technologies. Boston is lagging behind NYC but has recently gained momentum because of VC firms like Spark Capital which […]

Orange launches San Francisco-based accelerator Orange Fab | Applications open today!

French ISP and Mobile operator Orange announced today the launch of Orange Fab, a startup accelerator based in San Francisco intended to help startups with existing products grow their businesses. The accelerator is meant for US-based startups (sorry French startups), lasts for 12 weeks, and will feature a demo day in both the Silicon Valley […]

We’ve got the Pitch Deck for TheFamily, Paris’ newest Accelerator

We announced earlier this month that LeCamping’s manager Alice Zagury has left LeCamping to start her own accelerator, named TheFamily, though details at the time were scarce as to how they were planning on differentiating themselves. LeCamping receives a combination of regional and national funding from the government and also counts several corporate partners, who […]

LeCamping has a new program manager for Season 4

Last week we broke the news that the Paris startup accelerator LeCamping would be saying au revoir to program manager Alice Zagury, who has been with the program since its inception in 2009. Taking with her LeCamping’s most recent Entrepreneur in Residence Oussama Ammar to launch a new Paris accelerator, there was a big hole […]

LeCamping Manager & EIR to launch TheFamily, an early-stage accelerator

According to LinkedIn, LeCamping‘s manager, Alice Zagury, and the most recent Entrepreneur in Residence Oussama Ammar, will not be joining LeCamping for another season, and have instead partnered up to launch TheFamily. Described as an “accelerator for early-stage startups to support them from [0] to [1] through education & unfair advantages,” TheFamily sounds quite similar to […]

LeCamping: Season 4 Applications Open – Why should you apply?

With Season 3 safely behind them, LeCamping has opened up applications to Season 4 of its 6 month accelerator program, which will go from March until August 2013. The applications are open today, available on their website, and will close at the end of January. The Paris-based accelerator has already seen 36 startups go through, […]