NETVA Week 2017 in Boston!!

Last week the five NETVA 2017 Laureates came to Boston for their immersion week into the Boston dynamic eco-system.

The NETVA program is designed to help each startup selected assessing its business opportunities in the US and to facilitate the startup’s expansion in North America’s high-tech markets.

The NETVA entrepreneurship week is the flagship part of the program and offers a full immersion in the very dynamic ecosystem of the Boston area. It is composed of 3 main activities: workshops, private meetings and events such as the Battle Pitch at MassChallenge.

Here are the five 2017 Netva laureates:

Accelad : first software assistant for electronics engineers.

Airthium : high-efficiency compressed air energy storage. It can store solar and wind energy.

Dynacure offers new treatments for patients affected by serious orphan disorders, for certain neuromuscular diseases.

Innopain develops an alternative to morphine and opiates for acute and chronic severe pain treatment. "Innopain, First In Class Analgesics!"

Op2Lysis offers the first medical treatment designed to remove the hematoma formed in a patient’s brain by an hemorrhagic stroke.

Look at some of the pictures of that great week!

During a cocktail at the residence of the Consul General of France in Boston, Valéry Freland.

Meeting with Sarah Delude, International Business Strategy Manager for the City of Boston

Meeting with Mark Sullivan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI)

During workshops:

At MassChallenge during the Europe vs USA Startup Elevator Pitch Battle:

H.E. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States opened the session:

This free event brought together some of the most promising European startups with the American startups currently participating in the MassChallenge accelerator program, for a friendly elevator pitch contest.

The selected entrepreneurs each got 90 seconds to pitch and convince the audience.

Here are some of the startups competing during round one of the pitch battle:

10 American startups showcased the art of pitching in the US, and 10 European startups tried to match up with them.

And the battle pitch winners for this year were CareAline and WorkAround!

CareAline is startup company created by a mum and cancer patient herself who developed the CareAline? Sleeve and CareAline? Wrap out of necessity when her daughter was undergoing chemotherapy for Neuroblastoma.
You can visit its website at:

WorkAround is one of the companies which benefited from the accelerator program run by MassChallenge. WorkAround offers to: "outsource any of your business process so you can upsource your internal human resources"

Alexandra Suhas, CEO of Axelia Partners handed out the prizes.

Thank you to all NETVA Contributors without whom this program would not be possible!!


Last modified on 01/11/2017

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