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Tech Connection #6

September 10, 2007

Coming up: The 6th Tech Connection, the latest in a series of gatherings allowing tech community entrepreneurs to meet and network with peers. Business angels, VCs and Press are all welcome to join us for this exciting evening.

For this edition, the Embassy of France – Economic Department is thrilled to announce the launch of the first French Connection Tour in Silicon Valley.

The Tour aims to showcase 10 selected French Technology startups throughout the Bay Area during the week of this year’s Web 2.0 Summit.

After meeting with the Corporate Development / Emerging Business teams from the most influential high tech groups, these companies will demo their products for you in a relaxed atmosphere.

Presentations by startup companies will begin at 7:00 p.m.  A “speed geeking” demo format follows these compact, one-minute presentations.  All presenters and their teams will be available for one-on-one conversation prior to and following these presentations.

Names of the companies and more details are forthcoming.

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 16th, from 5:30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. at Mighty, 119 Utah Street, San Francisco.  Food and wine are included with admission.  Online registration is available at

http://www.faccsf.com/Events/tech_connection_oct07.htm.

Tech Connection 5 – Thank you!

March 20, 2007

We would like to say thank you to all who participated at Tech Connection #5 last night at L’Atelier – BNP Paribas. Even though some were a little jet lagged, the companies all did a great job of presenting – Mobissimo, Yoono, Criteo, Djingle, Grand Central, Fidgt and QipIt!

For those of you who weren’t able to attend the event, hopefully we’ll see you next time.

If you’ve got some feedback for the event please let us know at frenchtechconnection (at) missioneco.org

We’ll see you at our next event!

Tech Connection Party #5 | Monday, March 19th at L’Atelier – BNP Paribas & PRIME

February 9, 2007

Time: 6:30 pm – 10 pm
Date: March 19th, 2007
Place: L’Atelier – BNP Paribas & PRIME
2325 Third Street #231 (Second Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94107

 

RSVP HERE

It’s time for the 5th Tech Connection event. This event is designed for entrepreneurs of the tech community to regularly meet and network with their peers. Press, business angels and VCs are welcome.

Startup companies start presenting at 7:30pm. The presentations are a compact one minute and are followed by a “speed geeking” demo format. The speakers and their teams are available to speak with one-on-one before and after the presentations and demos.

7 entrepreneurs will demo their startup:

  • Mobissimo, Béatrice Tarka, CEO & Founder
  • Djingle, Régis Cazanave, CEO & Founder
  • Yoono, Pascal Josselin, CEO & Founder
  • Criteo, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, CEO & Founder
  • Grandcentral, Vincent Paquet, COO & Founder
  • Protomobl, Eduardo Sciammarella, CEO & Founder
  • Qipit, Benoit Bergeret, CEO & Founder

All of this will take place in San Francisco at L’Atelier-BNP Paribas and PRIME and is brought to you by the Embassy of France Economic Department and the French American Chamber of Commerce.

Food and Beverages will be available.

 

RSVP HERE

Tech Connection 4 – Thanks for making it a success!

December 7, 2006

We would like to say thank you to all who participated at Tech Connection #4 on Tuesday night at 414 Jessie St. The companies – Netvibes, Zooomr, Like.com, Prosper, and Stickis – did a great job of presenting and Zooomr was even kind enough to cover the event in pictures which you can find here!

For those of you who weren’t able to attend the event, hopefully we’ll see you next time.

If you’ve got some feedback for the event please let us know at andrew.kippen (at) missioneco.org

We’ll see you at our first event in 2007!

Tech Connection Party #4 | Tuesday, December 5th at 414 Jessie St.

November 22, 2006

Update (28-11-06) – Prosper will be joining us to demo their revolutionary person to person lending system!

Tech Connection Party #4

Tuesday, December 5th at 414 Jessie St.

 

It’s time for the 4th French-American Tech Connection party – gathering people in high tech. This event is a free opportunity to see exciting demos from Netvibes, Zooomr, Like.com, and Prosper and network with your peers.

Start-ups (listed in detail below) will be introducing you to their products with a “speed geeking” demo format…. And all of this is brought to you for free by the Embassy of France Economic Department and the French American Chamber of Commerce.


RSVP here | Who’s coming?

WHEN: Tuesday December 5th, 6:30pm to 10pm

WHERE: 414 Jessie Street (formerly BOCA) in the city

DEMOS:

1. Netvibes: Netvibes is a custom made web 2.0 home page solution. This free service lets users create a personalized page with the content they like, put together data feeds and services from web 2.0 with a very simple interface and gives you access to your page anytime and from any computer .

2. Zooomr: Zooomr is a photo sharing application focused on helping you explore photos from the inside out no matter what language you speak. With Zooomr, photos are no longer just photos — they are emotions, ideas, and stories meant to be shared and explored.

3. Like.com: Like.com is the first true visual search engine, where the contents of photos are used to search and retrieve similar items. Like.com was created to solve the challenge of finding “the perfect you” for a broad range of aesthetic and soft goods.

4. Prosper:Prosper is a person-to-person lending marketplace, where individual borrowers can request loans from individual lenders, providing rates better than those offered by banks to both parties. Learn about the site where over $23 million in loans have traded hands already.

Each company will begin with a short one to two minute pitch and then you’ll have the opportunity to view a short demo at the company’s table. Demos will start every ten minutes to enable you to switch between companies and get a taste of each.

We’ll have the entire place for our event and each company will have a table all to themselves. There will be a cash bar available throughout the night. Feel free to invite your colleagues in the tech community! We look forward to seeing you there.

If you’d like to demo or if you have any questions, contact us.

RSVP | Who’s coming?


Previously we had said that Tech Connection would become an invitation-only event to help make sure we had a great event just for the tech community. Unfortunately people misunderstood our intentions – a free event open to everyone in the tech community (entrepreneurs, developers, journalists, investors) and its service providers (PR, marketing, lawyers, etc.) – so we will continue with our open registration format. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Small gathering with Yoono and Exalead | Tuesday, November 14th in SF

November 9, 2006

Some great companies are in the Bay Area this week for the Web2.0 conference and we’ve organized a special event before some go back to Europe.

Tuesday, the 14th starting at 6pm we’re having a small gathering in a bar in the city to let you meet with Yoono.

It’ an invitation-only event for members of the tech community (entrepreneurs, developers, journalists, investors) and its service providers (PR, marketing, lawyers, etc.). If you feel you belong to that community, please register here and we’ll send you an invitation.

Tech Connection Format Change

November 7, 2006

Update – 22 Nov, 2006: Previously we had said that Tech Connection would become an invitation-only event to help make sure we had a great event just for the tech community. Unfortunately people misunderstood our intentions – a free event open to everyone in the tech community (entrepreneurs, developers, journalists, investors) and its service providers (PR, marketing, lawyers, etc.) – so we will continue with our open registration format. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

 


Friends,
Thanks for making our Tech Connection event so popular – at our last event we had more than 150 attendees and 5 great start-ups who demoed. As we move forward with the event, we’d like to ensure its focus on appropriate networking for the participants
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To accomplish this goal we are changing the format of the event:

– Tech Connection will now be an invitation-only event for members of the tech community (entrepreneurs, developers, journalists, investors) and its service providers (PR, marketing, lawyers, etc.)

– Everyone needs to register once to be eligible to receive private invitations for future events

By changing to an invitation-only format, we hope to create a more valuable experience for each of our participants and for the start-ups who demo. Join us by registering here!

With warm regards,

Aymeril, Paul & Andrew

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Tech Connection is a networking event dedicated to start-up demos and the high tech community and organized by the French Trade Office and the French-American Chamber of Commerce