[Les info made in Bretagne] Breizh Amerika, Frédéric Nicolas at FrenchTech, La Cordée …

by bold-lichterman

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Contests, “pitch fire”, calls for projects… Project leaders have never had so many resources to gain visibility from Brittany. This is a real opportunity for anyone wishing to venture into the fascinating world of start-ups and innovation.

Let’s start our overview with the famous “startup weekends”. Last week, it was Brest who named the winner of this 54-hour marathon: Perform, a sexology application allowing to solve the problems of premature ejaculation… The other projects gravitated in the universe of the kitchen, dematerialized tips (Tips it) or whistleblowers.

So is this the ideal device to launch and test your start-up? It is not certain, it all depends on your ambitions. On the other hand, it’s an excellent way to build your network and complete your team.

If you are tempted to experience this excitement, I recommend the next Breton start-up weekend which will take place in Rennes from March 4 to 6. To register, it’s by here.

On the program side, Ouest Startups received more than 40 applications for its second season. The 15 selected will be able to follow a 20-week pre-acceleration program from March 14. It’s a good start.

On the call for projects side, a newcomer with an international positioning: Breizh America. It is the most American of our Bretons, Charles Kergaravat, who carries the project. “Breizh Amerika Startup” focuses on connecting high-potential Breton start-ups with the most respected members of the start-up and tech communities in the United States. These include top VCs like FF Venture Capital and DFJ Gotham Ventures as well as start-ups and partner companies like VentureOut, Skaled, CommonBond, Google, Etsy, Tech Meetup and many more. This year 2016, the accelerator will be in New York. The registrations are open until March 17, 2016.

Note the launch of two thematic calls for projects by the West Web Valley. The first is positioned in the “Sea & Digital” sector in partnership with the international maritime event Brest 2016 (800,000 visitors, 2,000 boats). The second targets events and the music sector during the first European rock festival: “Les Vieilles Charrues” (250,000 festival-goers). Two calls for projects which guarantee the winner an incomparable national and international exposure! Your keyboards !