ShapinG the future through innovation in France
Organized by Business France in collaboration with ODTÜ Teknokent, the Invest in France webinar will take place on 15 April 2021 and will provide an online discussion on the reasons why and how Turkish innovative companies can benefit of an ecosystem fostering innovation, through testimonies of Turkish companies already established in France.
Indeed, France has all the right assets in place to attract, develop and grow startup and scale-up businesses landing in the country. On the European level, France has gained the first position and became the leader followed by Germany.
According to EY Venture Capital Barometer French startups have been extremely resilient in 2020 !
- €5.4 billion raised in 620 operations
- +89% for > €50bn rounds
- 9 rounds over €100 million
- Among the top five performing businesses in 2020 was Voodoo (with an estimated €400 million raised, amount not confirmed by the company), Mirakl (€256 million), Ynsect (€190 million), Ecovadis (€182 million), and Contentsquare (€173 million).
The French government, investors and the general ecosystem all align to offer these businesses the optimal conditions for their international success. Business France offers free guidance to make your new business in France a success, regardless of your plans : start-up, new investment sites, expansions to existing sites, industrial or technology partnerships, acquisitions or financial investments.
For more information contact Business France Istanbul office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 15th 2021
14.00 PM to 15.30 PM
(Istanbul Time Zone)
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Thursday, April 15th, 2021 – 14.00 PM to 15.30 PM (Istanbul Time Zone)
SHAPING THE FUTURE THROUGH INNOVATION IN FRANCE
Moderated by Véronique Priour
14:00 – 14:10 * This panel will be held in English. No translation provided
Welcome Remarks by H.E. Mr. Hervé Magro, Ambassador of France to Turkey
Opening Speech by Marie-Cécile Tardieu, Chief Operating Officer, Invest, Business France
14:10 – 14:35 * This panel will be held in English. No translation provided
France offers a supportive environment and a rich ecosystem focusing on fostering innovation
Join the 1st innovation community in Europe: Paris-Saclay Jérémy Hervé, Head of Innovation & Economic Development, EPAPS Paris-Saclay
Investing in France: the good strategy to support international expansion & innovation Philippe Alcaras, CEO, Airties
14:35 – 15:10 * This panel will be held in Turkish. No translation provided
Success Stories of Turkish entrepreneurs – Moderated by Murat Peksavaş – CEO – Binovative
Introductory remarks and testimony by Serdar Alemdar, CEO of ODTÜ Teknokent and Ex-French Tech ticket laureate
Göknur Şirin-Jubin, CEO and founder, GeoTwin
Çağrı Selçuklu, CEO and co-founder, DUCKT
15:10 – 15:25 * This panel will be held in Turkish. No translation provided
How to set up a company in France, Bülent Özdirekcan, Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel Turkey
Business France- A public agency dedicated to help foreign investors in France, Cécile Lavigne, Inward Investment Manager, Business France Turkey
CEO, ODTÜ Teknokent and Ex-French Tech ticket laureate
COO Business France
S.E.M Hervé Magro
French Ambassador to Turkey
Head of Innovation & Economic Development, EPAPS Paris-Saclay
CEO and founder of GeoTwin
Co-founder & CEO DUCKT
Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel Turkey
Managing Director, Business France Turkey