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From farming to phones: five French startups making a difference

Many startups claim that they’re trying to make the world a better place—though there’s often confusion between startups which make our individual lives better and startups which genuinely give back as part of their business model. As an example, Deliveroo may make your life better by allowing you to satisfy that sushi craving at any […]

10 Misconceptions about French support for startups

10 Misconceptions about French support for startups

There are several schemes to help startups in the complicated launching phase. The Research tax credits (CIR) scheme celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and has proved to be one of the main drivers for innovation in France: over 20,000 companies presently benefit from it. However, many misconceptions still persist about this support facility, as […]

#FrenchTechFriday: don’t travel alone with Onsenvol

#FrenchTechFriday: don’t travel alone with Onsenvol

This is not a meeting app, yet you meet people. This is not a travel app, yet you travel. It’s a matching app but not for romantic purposes. Meet Onsenvol (“we’re flying off”), a French startup to end lonely travel.   The need for a travel buddy Many don’t want to travel alone. There are […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY : Get together with Linkjuice.io

[UPDATE 25/09/18: Linkjuice.io become Getfluence.com] “Lean” is the way for many startups nowadays. “Build it and they’ll come” and update it along the way. For Marc de Zordo, CEO of Linkjuice.io, it’s quite the opposite: make sure the concept is sound before releasing it. Then it’s no surprise that it has rocketed since its launch […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY: Lunchtime gets revamped with CoLunching

Lunchtime in France is a landmark. Forget the quick sandwich, the half-filled Bento, in France you sit down and enjoy a good meal. And you meet people! Even more now that you have CoLunching.   Social network for friendly lunches   It all started as a simple Facebook page, back in 2012. Sonia, a freelancer, […]

#FRENCHTECH FRIDAY : Making the planet great again with Newcy

In 2020, in France, plastic cups will be banned. Not just cups actually, all disposable tableware. French startup Newcy is ahead of the game and offers a solution for businesses keen on corporate social responsability. What if your next coffee break was a treat for the environment?     Let’s face the facts. In France alone, […]

#FrenchTechFriday : Bringing families back together with Famileo

  [September 2018 update : Family has been awarded the French Tech Pass, for startups in hyper-growth] Remember that time when the grand-parents had the whole family around? Tell stories and treat the kids. Now that link is often broken and the elders are cut off from the rest of the family. How do you […]

#FRENCHTECHFRIDAY : Hungry Up – FoodTech and tradition

The French have this thing about lunchtime. Lunchtime is food time, and good food time if possible. Lunchtime is a moment to talk, to chill, to enjoy. Lunchtime in France takes time, maybe too much. French FoodTech startup “Hungry Up” thought up a way to enjoy only the best part of lunchtime. The downside of […]

FrenchTechFriday – Bidmotion: the little big one in Mobile Marketing

When you have designed an app, you obviously want to sell it. And sell it well. You need to advertise and this is when it gets tricky. You can hire heaps of analysts to monitor the effectiveness of your ad campaign and pinpoint the perfect space. Or you can ask Bidmotion. Bidmotion is a French […]

French Tech Friday: The Swello Story

How a summer break idea is tackling the big names in Social Media Management Tools (SMMT)   Meet Jonathan Noble, a 22-year-old French entrepreneur. Seven years ago (yep, your math is right), while in high school, he noticed his tweets were gathering more engagement when posted during school hours. Back in 2010, with no smartphone […]