The European startup ecosystem is experiencing a big boom and great momentum. The world is turning to Europe and VivaTech wants to further contribute to boosting the European Tech sector by gathering the key global ecosystem players - accelerators, startups and investors - in one tailor-made program: the European Acceleration Summit. With the elaborated program we aim to profit from the international attendance to shed light on the most exciting European actors and open the doors of the ecosystem to foreign players wanting to play an active role in Europe. Europe’s digital decade is starting, and it starts right here at VivaTech.
Roxanne Varza@ Station F
“The world has seen a dramatic shift over the last few years, with power shifting away from historically strong ecosystems and going towards younger ecosystems. At Station F, we have watched the French and European ecosystems transform before our eyes - and strive to further empower the next generation of leading entrepreneurs.”
William Bao Bean@ SOSV & China Accelerator
“Tech is borderless. We are seeing the opportunity for technology companies from across Europe to have a global impact and SOSV through our Chinaccelerator and MOX programs are helping startups expand to Asia.”
Fleur Pellerin@ Korelya Capital
"Appointed French Minister of Digital Affairs in 2012, I fought to put the development of the tech ecosystem on the political and media agenda and find answers to issues such as startups' access to funding or the international visibility of "French Tech".
10 years later, as an investor, I am happy to see the central role that French and European Tech plays in our lives. We must now help our unicorns to become decacorns to preserve our digital sovereignty."
Cleo Sham@ Stride.VC
“Talent and innovation can come from anywhere, and we are seeing a new crop of entrepreneurs and startups emerge from less-established European hubs. Ambitions to build big, global businesses are just as large, with many looking towards US expansion as a first step.”
Omeed Mehrinfar@ EMEA I Executive Committee Member, Plug & Play
“"Historically, Silicon Valley has always been a geographical place, embodied within the San Francisco Bay Area. However, over the course of the last seven years, we have seen a shift, whereby Silicon Valley has become a mindset and playbook that has empowered the development of new ecosystems; here in France, but also across the larger Europe."
Raphaele Leyendecker@ Techstars
“Great ideas can come from anywhere and Europe’s historical talents are now educated with an entrepreneurial mindset. International players are now investing at earlier rounds and more capital. At Paris Techstars Accelerator, we leverage both our local and international network to invest in French founders willing to solve global challenges and in startup coming from all over the world seeking access to the French and European markets to scale.”
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The 15 Acceleration Programs
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Parisian Ecosystem Tour
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