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Yes it is chose to settle in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, at Le Bivouac, a startup accelerator based in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Funded by private and public money, Le Bivouac offers its participating startups access to mentoring and coaching, consultants within a network of large public and private companies, and office space, all for a low monthly fee. At only one and a half years old, Le Bivouac has adopted more than 20 startups offering solutions in healthcare, agriculture, technology, food services, and transportation.
BONJOUR LA FRENCH TECH:
“French Tech” is the term used to describe the French startup community: everyone who works in or for a startup in France or for a French startup abroad. Entrepreneurs of course, but also investors, engineers, designers, developers, incubators, media, public organizations, research institutions, etc. that are committed to the growth of startups and to their international prosperity.
It is also an example of innovative public policy through the French Tech Initiative.
Convinced of the need to promote the emergence of startup success stories in France, the French Government created the French Tech Initiative in 2013. Its philosophy? To rely on initiatives of the French Tech community already in place, showcase what already exists, and create a snowball effect. The French Tech Initiative is not about the government imposing regulations and limits; it’s about the government supporting the startup community. It is a shared ambition, driven by the government, but built by and carried out with all players.
The French Tech Initiative has a strong international presence via its 22 French Tech hubs: New York, Israel, Tokyo, San Francisco, Montreal, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Moscow, Barcelona, London, Abidjan, Seoul, Berlin, Dubai, Los Angeles, Milan, Beijing, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
AUVERGNE-RHÔNE-ALPES, THE GREAT REGION:
The newly merged Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is a fertile land of innovation. Yes it is has the support of both the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and its president, demonstrated through their combined push for digital innovation. Juliette Jarry, Vice President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in charge of digital innovation, attended the CES Unveiled in Paris and personally congratulated the Yes It Is team for its CES award.
EUROPE GETS INVOLVED:
The European Commission has adopted the French Partnership agreement!
On 08 August 2014, the European Commission adopted the French partnership agreement which validates the scope of the 2014-2020 programming of European structural and investment funds (ESIF): the European regional development fund (ERDF), the European social fund (ESF), the European agricultural fund for rural development (EAFRD) and the European maritime and fisheries funds (EMFF).
The ESIF’s interventions must address three major issues:
- employment and economic competitiveness;
- energy and ecological transition and the sustainable management of resources;
- equal opportunities between territories.
The European Union’s support, which amounts to approximately €26.7 billion for 7 years, will essentially focus on:
- The competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies and innovation;
- Youth employment and personalised progress on the labour market;
- Social inclusion to reduce poverty;
- The transition to a low-carbon economy;
- The protection and preservation of the environment and heritage.
This document, produced in close collaboration between the State and the regions, is the result of one year’s concerted action with the national partnership (350 organisations representing the civil society, economic agents, social partners, local authorities and the State). It has been the subject of extensive negotiations with the European Commission.
The adoption of the Partnership agreement signals the launch of the 2014-2020 programming of European funds. The programmes may therefore be adopted by the European Commission within the next few weeks.
The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent.
The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries that trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict.
AUVERGNE BPI FRANCE:
Bpifrance provides assistance and financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises, facilitating access to banks and equity capital investors, in particular during the high-risk phases: Start-up, Innovation, Development, International, Buy out.
Bpifrance is a financial institution gathering together activities previously delivered by OSEO, the Strategic Investment Fund (FSI), FSI Regions and CDC enterprises.
Acting in the French Regions, Bpifrance supports SMEs through a decentralised network of 37 regional offices, being in direct contact with the entrepreneurs and their partners: 90% of decisions are being made at regional level.
Bpifrance provides French companies with:
- Innovation funding
- Guarantees for bank financing and venture capital
- Investment and operational cycle financing alongside banking and financial institutions
- Equity investment, directly or through partner funds
- Export support (Ubifrance and Coface export) through Bpifrance Export
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Along the years, IBO developed an innovative approach to IT infrastructures fitted to technical, financial and social exceptations of its clients.
To IBO, new technologies doesn’t mean new difficulties but mean real opportunities to move forward and improve their offers. The strength of IBO is to resist every technological changes during the last years and while keeping its client-oriented services & offers.
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is a consulting company specialized in data analysis and Big Data. Since 2007, their experts work with big french companies and start-ups in innovative projects where the data is the key. Agaetis has a strong experience in IoT data collection (with sensors in cars, trucks and various machinery …) and exploitation of scientist data (agriculture, environment, industry).
CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry.
Yes it is was introduced in the best 400 start-ups in the world and represented France (with French Tech) at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas, from January 5th to 8th, in the Eureka Park. The start-up was honored with a CES Innovation Award 2017 in the «Digital Imaging » category for the first connected vinyl in the world (Revive Music) and became one of the 30 most innovative solutions of the world in 2017. The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. It confirms the need of connecting existing objects in a lot of domains and the patented Yes It Is technology.