NETVA Seminar on July 1 in Paris

In Paris? Interested in entrepreneurship and the United States? We invite you to attend a seminar that kicks off this year’s NETVA program. The New Technology Venture Accelerator, NETVA, is having its annual seminar on July 1st in Paris at Microsoft in Paris, France, a fitting location for technology information seminar.

NETVA is a program meant to help French entrepreneurs launch into the American market with a support system in place. There is training, immersion and mentoring to help these entrepreneurs solidify contact with the American consumer. A couple weeks ago in Boston, the jury met to chose the ten new members of NETVA, all new entrepreneurs with a lot of potential in the American market place. Among the talented and well prepared candidates ten were chosen. Started a few years ago, NETVA has already had enormous success in connecting French entrepreneurs with American markets in a variety of industries, focused primarily on Silicon Valley and Boston but with plans of potentially expanding the program.

This seminar launches the first step in the year long membership opportunity and is centered on the idea of launching a business model in the United States. It is a day full of speakers and is broken into two parts: understanding the American market and creating a toolbox for the next steps in the program. After this seminar, the entrepreneurs will move on to an immersion week and then prolonged mentoring.

Through the logical breakdown of the day between introducing the American market and then exploring ways to better advance the entrepreneur’s company, NETVA’s program attempts to clearly outline how and where the entrepreneurs can succeed.

Registration is required and possible through this link:

The outline of the day is as follows:

8:30 Breakfast
9-9:15AM Welcome words from Microsoft
9:30-9:45AM Introduction: French excellence in innovation
9:45-10:30 The innovation ecosystems in the United States
10:45-12 Round table discussion: The challenges of business development
1:45-2:30 Strategies of approach of the American market
2:30-4 Toolbox to succeed in the United States
Intellectual proptery and research
Legal aspects
Network and visibility
4:15-4:30 Awarding the prizes and comments from the partners
4:30-5:30 Cocktail and networking

Announced speakers:

- Robert Piret, Associate Professor, ESCP Europe
- Jeffrey Guise, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Marie Landel, Marie Landel & Associates
- Christian Keller, Entrepreneur, CEO Watt Ease
- Xavier Duportet, Entrepreneur, PhD Candidate MIT
- Gérard Bridi, CEO Edenred
- Lucian Wagner, Partner, Launch in US Alliance
- Thomas Deschamps, Attaché Scientifique, Consulat Général de France à San Francisco
- Antoine Mynard, Attaché Scientifique, Consulat Général de France à Boston


Last modified on 11/06/2013

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