The Startup Tour is a leading competition targeting entrepreneurs! After seven local competitions, the French Prize was pitch in front of a unique business ecosystem at the Final,Transatlantic Leaders Forum, in New York on September 24. Organized by French Founders and BNP Paribas, the 2019 Startup Tour Grand Finale has the must-attend networking event of the year. With over 190 applications received in the Americas, only 7 French and 3 American startups will pitch their project in front of an outstanding jury and international FrenchFounders members. Kompass North America was lucky enough to attend. There were more than 500 executives there from all over the world to watch the finalists’ speeches and presentations. A big thank you to the French Founders for organizing this event.
The French Prize Winner was Ubees. Ubees leverages technology and environmental science to perform precision beekeeping, a new sustainable and eco friendly approach that aims at resolving bee mortality, improving pollination services’ and honey production’s quality.
The American Prize Winner was OndaVia. Time counts for chemical analysis. Rapid monitoring improves safety, increases yields and reduces costs. OndaVia commercialize a fast, accurate, analysis system that enables real-time, trace-level testing of industrial liquids.
Beyond the amazing presentations from the winner, the Transatlantic Leaders Forum, had a number of keynotes speakers and fireside chats and plenty of networking opportunities. Some of our favorites included the fireside chat, « Digital » is a nonsense word, lead by Ian Rogers and keynote delivery by Luc Julia called ‘There is no such thing as Artificial Intelligence.’ Thank you again to the French Founders for organizing this amazing event for entrepreneurs. It is amazing to see all the developing technology out there in the industry.
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