Here’s why innovative Benelux corporates should attend the French Tech Days



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Are you a Dutch or Belgian company planning to up your game? Are you seeking a way to collaborate with a French startup? Well, look no further, since the second edition of French Tech Days is here. The time has indeed come for the French Tech Days to take the stage this month in Amsterdam and Brussels.

What is the purpose of French Tech Days?

Supported by Business France, the French Tech Days event consists in bringing together a delegation of startups from France during those two days to provide them the opportunity to meet the companies that match their needs.

The primary goal is to support the growth of startups internationally especially in the Netherlands and Brussels, which are full of opportunities. It consists of various activities including conferences, a pitch contest, B2B meetings and the possibility to network as well.

Business France, a French Government agency, supports the growth of French businesses and promotes foreign investment in France. Also, it assists and helps them to find commercial partners in target markets as well.

Why Amsterdam and Brussels?

Amsterdam has positioned itself geographically in the middle of Western Europe and is definitely one of the frontrunners when it comes to the startup industry. On top of that, the thriving entrepreneurial scenes and the sheer number of companies make it a market full of opportunities. On the other hand, Brussels is another active and fast-growing startup scene with a strategic location and cosmopolitan population that shares the same languages on the borders.

Who can participate?

A corporate who is looking for a cutting-edge solution that can build up their company’s profile, process and more. Also, the C-level corporates, innovation managers, marketing managers, HR departments can join the event to learn from the companies. On top of that, those who are interested in B2B matchmaking can do it free of charge.

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How does matchmaking work?

The matchmaking session is all about meeting the local companies that match with their needs. It involves a concept very similar to Speed dating for good thirty-minutes with 12 startups having their own table, where each local startup meet one after the another with the goal to sell their services and solutions. Having said that, it allows organizations to showcase what they do and why they believe they are the perfect match. It’s worth mentioning here the matchmaking session is in Brussels and Amsterdam on Sep 25th, 26th afternoon from 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm.

Please find below the schedule for Amsterdam on September 26:

  • Welcome and opening speech by the French Ambassador in The Netherlands Philippe Lalliot @House of Watt (73, James Wattstraat, 1097 DL Amsterdam)
  • Conferences & feedback from entrepreneurs/keynotes
  • Pitch in front of the Tech ecosystem
  • Networking lunch
  • Matchmaking session// B2B Appointments
  • Closing cocktail with the French Tech community @Philips (Amstelplein 2, 1096 BC Amsterdam)

Also, below is the schedule for the Brussels Day (Sept. 25) :

  • Welcome and breakfast with the ecosystem French Tech Brussels @Atos HQ (Da Vincilaan 5, 1930 Zaventem)
  • Conferences & feedback from entrepreneurs
  • Pitch in front of the Tech ecosystem
  • Networking Lunch
  • Individual B2B meetings // Matchmaking session
  • Departure by train to Amsterdam: Wagon networking

You can contact Bastien Faugeroux at [email protected] – +31 (0)20 79 419 67. Further, here are the full program details.

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Akansha Srivastava

Akansha Srivastava previously served as Silicon Canals' Editor in Chief. A typical tech trend follower. Favourite job: analyzing the global tech industry. A true camera geek, gadget lover and travel enthusiast. You can reach her via [email protected].

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