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We are a one stop-shop for start-ups

 

The French Chamber has a particular focus on supporting start-ups, as an increasing number of French entrepreneurs are crossing the Channel to establish businesses in the UK. With well over 40 innovative start-ups amongst its members, the Chamber has identified key areas in which they require specific help, ranging from legal and financial advice, to attracting talent, finding investors and meeting fast-changing logistical requirements, and has shaped its offer to meet their needs.

Our offer for Start-ups

> Network widely and access large corporates
Take part in more than 50 events per year, including ‘Small meets Big’ events, which are opportunities for start-ups to meet relevant contacts within big organisations, expand their networks and ultimately develop their businesses.

> Gain recognition and visibility
Enter the Start-up & SME category at the Franco-British Business Awards organised by the Chamber.

> Workshop with peers
Join our Start-up & SME Club which meets six times a year and focuses on transversal issues/challenges.

> Get exposure
Through articles or interviews in INFO, stands at events and participation as speakers at events.

> Use our business services
Take advantage of the Chamber’s wide range of professional services at all stages of their development, for very competitive fees:
Recruitment (special package for start-ups)
• Registered address and company set-up assistance
• All-inclusive desk rental
• Accountancy and payroll services.

> Benefit from our worldwide network
As part of an international network, the Chamber can facilitate connections between French start-ups in London and other French Chambers in places such as New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai

 

 

Start-up Lab

Pitch Academy

Selected start-ups among our members are invited to pitch in front of a pool of high level mentors, who choose those they want to help, according to the start-ups’ needs and the mentors’ specialties.

                          

start-up Lab

 

Pool of mentors

- Gilles Avenel, Partner, Visconti Coaching
- Christophe Chazot, Group Head of Innovation, HSBC
- Jean-François Cecillon, Founder, Universal Matrix
- Alexandre Covello, Founder & CEO, Angelscube
- Olivier Decanniere, Head of Ardian UK, Ardian
- Serge Harry, Member of the Executive Committee,London Stock Exchange Group
- Maxime Holder, Chairman, PAUL
- George Merrylees, Associate Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell LLP

- Olivier Njamfa, President & CEO/Co-Founder, Eptica
- Marc Reboux, Senior Director, CBRE
- Louise Tingström, Managing Partner, Chandos Communications 
- Benoit Reiller, Founder, Launchworks
- Frederic Ichay, Partnet, Pinsent Masons
- Franck Sidon, Managing Director, Tax Assist
- Andrea Cropley, Corporate, Partner, Irwin Mitchell
- Christophe Desgranges, Partnet, Consulting, PwC
- Virginie Gourdou, managing Director, RMP

 

 

Join us now!