The French Tech Mission has renewed the label of the French Tech Capital for the French Tech Côte d’Azur in the Sud Region for a duration of three years (2023-2025), confirming the vibrant nature of the technological ecosystem of the Côte d’Azur
Alongside 15 other labeled capitals, the operational teams of French Tech Côte d’Azur are implementing some of the major programs of the French Tech Mission, including French Tech Rise, French Tech Tremplin, and French Tech Central.
With this new recognition of its expertise, French Tech Côte d’Azur will continue to energize the tech ecosystem of the region and ensure the continuity of the French Tech Mission’s actions until 2025.
The French Tech Capitals carry out structuring actions to foster the emergence of world-class technology companies (Unicorns), develop an ecosystem that provides technological solutions to major societal and digital sovereignty challenges, and support the growth of the French GreenTech ecosystem by integrating environmental challenges into the French entrepreneurial dynamics.
They also open themselves to all talents and territories, whether urban or rural, in mainland France or in overseas territories.
The French Tech Capitals are involved in the strategic discussions of the French Tech Mission on the actions to be implemented to address these challenges.
The French Tech Côte d’Azur Region Sud
The French Tech Capital Côte d’Azur deploys its actions throughout the Alpes-Maritimes department and receives support from the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, as well as from the most significant local authorities in the Côte d’Azur region.
Its territory animation actions (40 actions per year) are coordinated with the four constituent associations: Nice Start(s)Up, Telecom Valley, Cannes Is Up, and the Entrepreneurs Club of the Pays de Grasse.
The French Tech Côte d’Azur represents over 350 startups from the territory, spanning across all sectors of activity.
These startups account for 5,000 jobs and have raised 527 million euros in funding between 2019 and 2022.
In addition to national programs, French Tech Côte d’Azur is developing a program specifically for scale-ups (companies that have raised over 2 million euros or have a turnover of over 1 million euros) as well as a support program for women entrepreneurs.
Every year, French Tech Côte d’Azur organizes several meetings between startups looking to raise funds and investors.
The challenges for the coming years include sovereignty, ecological transition, industrial startups, and gender parity.
The French Tech mission
Established 10 years ago, the French Tech mission, through its network of labeled capitals and communities, brings together innovation stakeholders and animates the French Tech ecosystem, both within France and internationally.
“The French Tech ecosystem is dynamic, diverse, and ambitious. But above all, it is present everywhere: in big cities and smaller ones, in France and internationally, through the entrepreneurs who embody it and the French Tech capitals and communities that bring them together. Thanks to this unique network configuration, ideas are born and developed until they become real entrepreneurial successes. Jean-Noël Barrot, Minister of State for Digital Transition and Telecommunications.
The labeled capitals and communities for the period 2023-2025 are:
The capitals and communities obtain the labeling as French Tech capital or community through a demanding process, during which they must demonstrate their willingness and ability to contribute to the strategic objectives of the French Tech Mission within their territory.
The French Tech communities and capitals:
13 Capitals whose labeling is being renewed:
La French Tech Aix-Marseille Région Sud, La French Tech Alpes (ex French Tech in the Alps), La French Tech Bordeaux, La French Tech Brest+, La French Tech Côte d’Azur Région Sud, La French Tech Est (ex French Tech East), La French Tech Grand Paris, La French Tech Lille, La French Tech Méditerranée, La French Tech Nantes, La French Tech Rennes Saint-Malo, La French Tech Saint-Etienne Lyon (ex One Lyon Saint Etienne), La French Tech Toulouse.
3 new Capitals:
La French Tech Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, La French Tech La Réunion, première Capitale French Tech dans une région d’Outre-mer, La French Tech Paris-Saclay
The new communities in France: French Tech Mont-Blanc and French Tech Marne-la-Vallée.
The new international communities: French Tech Athens, French Tech Denver, French Tech Düsseldorf, French Tech Indonesia, French Tech Lagos, French Tech Madrid, French Tech New Zealand, French Tech San Diego, French Tech Warsaw.
Source: French Tech Côte d’Azur / Mission French Tech Press Release
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