Provence Promotion partnering Discovering Start-ups competition in London

Provence Promotion partnering Discovering Start-ups competition in London
19 October 2016 / Logiciel / Conseil / SSII, Vous revenez en france, Créez votre entreprise , Implantez, Générale, Microélectronique / IOT, Média
A drive aimed at meeting international start-ups

The seventh edition of a competition targeting start-ups and entrepreneurs from the digital and innovative technologies sectors wil be taking place on October 19, 2016, at Deloitte UK's London premises.
The competition, organized by Cambridge Wireless, a worldwide community of some 400 professionals from the fields of mobile telephony, networks, Internet, semiconductor, advanced software and wireless technologies in particular, will provide participating start-ups with an opportunity to pitch their projects to a panel of judges comprising business leaders and potential investors (BT, Google, Deloitte UK, Samsung, London Business Angels, Barclays, Wayra, Silicon Valley Bank…).
Provence Promotion, as one of the jury members, will be listening to the 10 finalists' pitches and taking part in picking the three winners.

The three lucky winners will each receive:
- One innovation showcase plinth, free of charge, at the major Innovate 2016 conference, a global showcase for the UK’s best innovation talent;
- One delegate pass for the 2017 Future of Wireless International Conference;
- Free CW Founder Membership for one year;
- One ticket to attend the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona;
- A place in the finals of the £50K Wayra Acceleration program, two winners going to the semi-finals and one straight to the finals.

The Bouches-du-Rhône's economic development agency Provence Promotion is partnering the event as part of its mission to attract start-ups to Provence. On its stand at the show, it will be presenting its "Start in Provence" program aimed at innovating enterprises. These can take advantage of personalized assistance at all stages of their project, including help with real-estate searches and financing, mobility support, networking assistance and much more. At the networking evening, Provence Promotion will be highlighting the growth opportunities that exist in France and, more specifically, in the South of France.

Provence, the birthplace of the smart card, today is renowned for its expertise in the fields of digital technologies and telecoms. The Aix-Marseille area is considered to be among France's most dynamic digital ecosystems and has been named a "French Tech" zone by Government. Marseille is the departure point for 13 submarine fiber optic cables linking it with more than 3.5 billion users across the world. A world hub that continues to grow and attract both businesses and talent.

To arrange a meeting with Provence Promotion at the Discovering Start-ups competition in London, or to find out more about the measures available to start-ups setting up in Provence, please contact:

Ms. Salima CHELABI / +33 6 85 90 60 29 /