Business France seeks 24 startups for SXSW 2018

More than 300,000 people (including 75,000 at the trade show and 70,000 at the conferences) will be making the annual trip to South by Southwest (SXSW), the music, film and innovative technology festival being held from March 9-18, 2018 in Austin, Texas.

Business France French Tech Pavilion

For the fifth year in a row, Business France is running a French Tech Pavilion at the event, where 24 French startups will be showcasing the very latest in disruptive French innovation from March 11-14.

If you would like to be a part of the 2018 French delegation and benefit from this unique trade show, you have until November 26 to sign up. Click here to apply.

A fantastic opportunity for the hand-picked startups

A panel made up of leading figures from the tech industry will judge startups based on four criteria: innovative nature of their product or service; strength and coherence of their business plan; understanding of the American market and potential for success (the startup’s ability to use the event as a springboard).Not only will this event be an opportunity for these French startups to present their innovations to a varied audience (major clients, media, investors), it will also enable them to learn from future trends, meet new customers and partners, and fast-track their development in the United States.

 Business France services

  • A training day organized by Business France and its partners (media training, advice and testimonials from startups)
  • Media visibility (press release featuring all French startups to be sent to the US media; exhibition at the Austin Convention Center during the Trade Show session (from March 11-14, 2018)
  • Meetings with American, Mexican and Brazilian contacts during the festival

2018 Jury : Julien-David Nitlech, Partner - IRIS CAPITAL, Damien Granet, Digital Project Manager - MOËT HENNESSY, Lucien Boyer, Chief Marketing Officer - VIVENDI, Laurent Chrétien, General Manager - LAVAL VIRTUAL, Christophe Daguet, Director, Strategy & Innovation - DELL, Anne Dessemond, Head of Distribution & Innovative Services - BUSINESS FRANCE.

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