Business France & La French Tech keep the flag flying for France at Slush 2018

Nov 26, 2018 | Tech & Services

Business France will bring 10 startups to Slush to represent La French Tech on December 4 and 5, while some of the most renowned French talents such as Roxane Varza (CEO, Station F) Rand Hindi (CEO, Snips) and Alice Zagury (CEO, the family) will be on stage.


10 promising French startups well prepared to shine in the northern darkness


Despite the chilly weather and the lack of daylight, Slush manages to round up 20,000 tech-lovers in Helsinki on December 4 and 5. Business France, the national agency promoting the internationalization of the French economy, will bring a selection of 10 French startups to the event for the fourth time. The startups that can be found by the booths A13, A15, A17, A19, and A21.

A competition was organized to select the members of this delegation. A jury of experts came up with a short list of 10 promising startups. The selection was based on the three following criteria: the novelty value of the startup’s offering, the coherency of its business plan and the potential success after Slush. The startups also benefitted from a personalized coaching session to perfect their pitches and optimize their visibility at Slush by Mike Bradshaw, the head coach of Startup Sauna, the most well-known startup incubator in Finland.

Join the side-event “Kill the baby or the grandma, the ethics of AI” organized by La French Tech and Business France


La French Tech and Business France will organize the Slush side-event “Kill the baby or the grandma, the ethics of AI“, a unique AI debate evening with top players in the field of AI, including an opening keynote by Rand Hindi, CEO of Snips and panelists such as: Elina Berrebi – Founding Partner of Gaia Capital Partners, Maria Ritola – Co-Founder of, Koen Vandecaveye,– Innovation & Life Sciences Lead at London & Partners and Petri Vuorinen – Chief Digital Officer at LähiTapiola. The talk is moderated by Stewart Rogers from VentureBeat

This reception will gather European startup founders, journalists and investors in a laidback networking session over food and drinks.


Discover the 10 startups selected by Business France


“Cars talk, Carfit listens. Predictive car maintenance made easy.”

Cars really can talk and thanks to Carfit we can actually understand what they’re saying! Carfit’s innovative solution collects data from cars based on NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) knowledge, allowing car owners, manufacturers and car service centers to monitor the car’s state and predict possible technical issues, increasing safety and reducing maintenance costs all at once.

Nicolas OLIVIER,


“Tailor-made travel tours at local prices”

Founded in 2009, Evaneos is the world’s first online platform that allows travellers the freedom to create tailor-made trips abroad directly with a local travel agent in the destination itself. Evaneos offers local travel agents a unique platform allowing them to create trips directly with travellers. There are today more than 160 available destinations covered by 1,300 travel agents.



“Deploy Your Business Mobile Solution Anywhere, Anytime”

Famoco provides an Enterprise Mobility Management solution with a suite of Android-based secure devices, remotely manageable from a mobile device management SaaS platform. The devices are instantly set-up to allow for easy and quick deployment. All devices are based on a 100% reprocessed Android OS which makes it secure for all data processed through the apps.

Louise HOWARD,


“Working space evaluation for better wellbeing”

GreenMe is an analytics and diagnosis assistance software aiming to increase the quality of working environments and the wellbeing of employees. Its wireless device measures ten different comfort and health parameters. Already adopted by large listed groups, this powerful data analysis tool provides companies with accurate recommendations on how to improve their working space.



“Award-winning AI service for fashion trend forecasting”

Billions of fashion images are shared on social media every day. By analyzing these images with an AI based image recognition technology, Heuritech provides brands with relevant data on clients, products, competition and markets to make product monitoring and trend anticipation more efficient. Their revolutionary innovation won the LVMH Innovation Award in 2017.



“Automated and continuous audits for stronger cybersecurity”

The ISARS audit is an innovative software solution, which allows companies to manage their cybersecurity more effectively. With the help of ISARS, IT departments, CISOs, internal auditors and controllers can run automated and continuous audits on all Windows PCs to detect weaknesses, analyze risks and correct faults in the company’s security system to avoid data theft and intrusion.

Dominique VAN EGROO,


“Easiest way to analyze and visualize your data”

JetPack Data is here to rescue all of you who struggle with data analyzing. For every hundred employees there are only 2-3 data analysts, which is not a lot these days when everyone is generating data. On JetPack Data’s cloud-based platform any employee can analyze and visualize data with a simple drag & drop action, which increases efficiency and reduces costs significantly.

Shankar ARUL,


“Find your buddy, play, loot!”

Missing a play mate? Kyklos gathers gamers and e-sport teams searching for great teammates on a matching platform designed exclusively for game enthusiasts. To create efficient teams, the matchmaking tool analyzes the player’s gaming skills and goals as well as their personal profile. Kyklos rewards players according to their play time and performance with virtual currency.



“Laika takes care of your dog when you’re not home”

Ever wonder what your dog is up to when you’re out? Laika is the first robot companion for dogs, who takes care of your best friend when you need to be elsewhere. Thanks to a hidden camera and speaker, you can interact and train with your pet from wherever you are and reward it with Laika’s treat tosser. If you are at work or driving, Laika can entertain your dog when it needs it.



“Manage and monitor your entire IT landscape remotely”

LiveMon takes the IT monitoring to a whole new level with its AI based automated and customizable solution, allowing companies to install, monitor and manage their IT infrastructure automatically and remotely. This cost and time efficient solution offers unlimited data in real time and does the necessary dashboard configurations automatically. No updates needed, no surprise charges.


Contact Tiina Sounela or Aymeric Chardon du Ranquet for more information.

Slush, Finland, La French Tech
Communication Team

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