Updated: Sep 10, 2019
PARIS, FRANCE, April 03, 2019 – FRENCH TECH BOSTON, a group of over 80 French entrepreneurs in tech startups with global or US headquarters in New England, has officially joined France’s dynamic ecosystem by receiving the French Tech mission label. This labeling was made official by French Minister for the Digital Economy, Cédric O and Director of La French Tech, Kat Borlongan, at Station F in Paris, at a time when French Tech is launching a second phase of support for startups and scale-ups and the international promotion of French-style “tech” culture.
“In recent years the French startup ecosystem has shown remarkable dynamism, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers and many other talented individuals”
said Arnaud Mentré, the Consul General of the Consulate General of France in Boston. “The ecosystem of startups that has emerged right here in Boston is currently booming with the contribution of many French entrepreneurs who have settled here in the past 5 years. La French Tech Boston is an open door to help startups grow with the help of their community. A group where entrepreneurs are welcome to benefit from a network and visibility, with in mind a positive-sum result”.
Along with 48 international communities, French Tech Boston joins La French Tech, one of the largest networks of international innovation, with more than 10,000 startups worldwide.
Launched in 2018, the members of French Tech Boston collectively represent thousands of jobs in New England, and tens of thousands globally. These companies have raised over a billion dollars in 2018 to break new ground in Biotech, Medtech, Travel, Big Data, AI, Finance, Transportation, IoT, Marketing, Waste Management, HR, etc.
“We are delighted to be officially recognized as one of the seven FrenchTech communities in North America.“ said French Tech Boston President, Emmanuel Arnaud.
“This recognition is a testament to how attractive the New England economy is for French companies, due to its proximity to France and its growth. It also recognizes the amazing community of French entrepreneurs we have here in New England, creating jobs, raising millions of dollars and serving millions of customers in many industries including healthtech, travel, fintech, data management, customer relations, etc. “
About French Tech Boston:
French Tech Boston is a group of 860+ French entrepreneurs, startup founders, investors, community builders and innovators in tech startups with global or US headquarters in New England. Every day, French Tech Boston members break new ground in MedTech, Travel, Big Data, AI, Finance, Transportation, IoT, Marketing, Waste Management, HR and many other fields where they can bring disruption and innovation. Its objectives include putting France on the map for the Boston tech Community and to form a tightly knit group of talented individuals who help each other lead amazing companies. To achieve these objectives, French Tech Boston organizes events for the Boston Tech community, ensures French companies are well represented in other local Tech events.