[Made in Grenoble] French-Tech Scale-up, High Level Forum 2018, Startup Weekend …
The selection of events not to be missed this month: an overview of the news of the Grenoble digital ecosystem with Deborah Donnier.
Agenda of the month
From October 25 to November 30, 2018 in Grenoble (Chambéry and Annecy): 1er Call for applications “French-Tech Scale-up”
The Le Carré accelerator and La French Tech in the Alps are launching their 1er call for applications to push startups in the Alpine arc internationally.
The “French-Tech Scale-up” program will help the most promising startups in the Alpine furrow to scale up.
The call for applications is launched among technology startups that have already demonstrated their concept on the French market and who need to raise Series A or B funds to accelerate their international development.
Between 6 and 8 startups will be selected for this first promotion, which will follow an 18-month support program, mentored by renowned CEOs who are followers of hyper-growth and international partners.
Candidates will have until November 30, 2018 to apply for this scheme, which will begin in January 2019.
> Apply here: https://gust.com/programs/le-carre-booster-camp
Opening of the Mooc “Protection of privacy in the digital world”
The course is accessible to all and free from November 5, 2018 to January 7, 2019.
? Development of certified medical software: IEC 62304 standard, development methods and tools
A morning to discuss the challenges of certified software development in the medical sector
Tuesday, November 6, 8:45 am to 11:00 am
From 11 to 14 November 2018: High Level Forum 2018: “INNOVATION for TOMORROW’S INFRASTRUCTURES”
This event will be the subject of two plenary sessions and workshops devoted to the challenges of infrastructure projects, the contribution of innovative ecosystems for infrastructure, Infrastructure for the cities of the future and infrastructure for an efficient transfer of energy. innovation from research to industry.
> More info here: http://hlf-giant-grenoble.org/2018-edition/
Location: Hotel Novotel, World Trade Center, MINATEC house
November 12 and 26: knowing how to pitch (in English) in all circumstances
Grex offers you a cycle of 3 pitch preparation workshops in English, led by:
Ludovic Lecordier, oral communication trainer, who will explain the important steps in building a pitch and present the techniques to be impactful;
Christina Rebuffet, American trainer, who will coach you to work on your pitch in English. Bonus tips and pitfalls to avoid!
The 3 workshops will be organized around theoretical points, practical exercises and time for discussion between trainer and participants.
> More info here: https://digital-grenoble.com/agenda/?oaq%5Buid%5D=28436266
Location: World Trade Center Grenoble
From 16 to 18 November 2018: Grenoble start-up weekend
Build a start-up in 54 hours and convince a jury of experts of the viability of their project.
Site : swgrenoble.org
Location: Grenoble IAE
November 27, 2018 from 2 p.m .: LOGIN Day
The LOGIN day, free and open to all aims to open the doors to research in digital sciences.
> More info here: https://www.inria.fr/centre/grenoble/agenda/journee-login-2018
Location: MINATEC house
November 27, 2018 : Innovation Workshop – CSR: an asset for companies and regions
The EDF Une Rivière Un Territoire Innovation Workshop highlights companies in the Alpine furrow to shed light on a subject at the crossroads between Economy, Employment, Innovation and Territories. For this 4th edition, the theme “CSR, an asset for companies and regions” will be submitted to the combined eyes of a dozen speakers (experts and entrepreneurs), from the Drôme, Isère, and Savoyards.
> More info here: https://edfuneriviereunterritoire-innovation.fr/
Location: CCI de Grenoble.
Interview of the month
Clément Giroud, head of Startup Weekend in Grenoble
Startup Weekend is an international franchise driven by Google entrepreneurs and Techstars, but organized entirely locally by volunteers. The aim is to promote entrepreneurship in the form of an event that encourages innovation, learning and the development of lasting relationships.
An event open to all, the Startup Weekend Grenoble’s leitmotif is the conviction that anyone can create a startup and that team spirit is the keystone of all projects: for 54 hours, more than 100 participants – students , professionals, entrepreneurs, marketers, designers, developers, mentors and speakers – come together to create innovative business models and convince a jury of experts of the viability of their project.
For its 8th edition in Grenoble which will take place from November 16 to 18, we met one of the organizers, Clément Giroud.
– Why did you choose the IAE for the course of this weekend?
This is the novelty of this year! But that does not mean that the event
is only dedicated to students, on the contrary, all profiles must be
We chose Grenoble IAE quite simply to better accommodate our
participants. Its numerous work rooms and collective spaces are ideal for receiving 120 budding start-ups, but also coaches, jurors, partners… The premises are more suitable for teamwork, the common spaces are larger; it is perfect for sharing moments of conviviality, leading events, going out for the air… and above all taking projects to the highest level.
– Where did you get the desire to support the entrepreneurial cause?
I have a Finance and Accounting profile. However, I have always been attracted to the startup universe and I very quickly supported entrepreneurs in my journey. It’s a state of mind that resembles me, these are values in which I find myself.
I first got to know Startup Weekend by participating as a coach and I got involved in volunteering this year.
– Why was it important for you to create this event?
The Startup Weekend is an event already well established in the Grenoble universe. We are organizing, with a team of 10 volunteers, the 8e edition this year. The idea is rather to do as well as in previous years, to perpetuate the SWG institution, as friends call it, and to see successful startups come out of a weekend full of emotions and encounters: )
– How would you define the ecosystem of Grenoble start-ups?
Grenoble is a special territory: fertile, innovative and very technological. The Startup Weekend Grenoble is one of the most important in France and it is not without reason. We operate in an ecosystem that I consider a nugget. An alpine nugget recognized in France and internationally for its innovations and extraordinary project leaders, and that’s good!
– In your opinion, how do local start-ups promote the economic influence of our region on a national scale?
Because there are many regional startups, they are making their mark and have extensive technological know-how. As proof, 42 startups from Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes were present this year at CES in Las Vegas. The delegation led by the Region was one of the most representative at the global meeting of technological innovation.
– Some names of successful startups made their debut at Startup Weekend?
Well, Oria Ring won the 2e prize of the 2016 edition of Startup Weekend Grenoble and went to CES this year. Also worth mentioning: Hexo +, the first autonomous drone capable of following its user, launched during the 2013 edition, or Vanflet, the hand-mounted and customizable amps whose idea was launched at the Startup Weekend Grenoble 2014. We’re super proud and can’t wait to see the rest!
Deborah Donnier is an experienced entrepreneur: WordPress developer but also interviewer. It supports individuals and professionals in enhancing their digital presence. She founded ddesign, specializing in the development of WordPress sites and Think WP documentary aimed at raising awareness of the WordPress community. You can find it on his site or of course Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook!
Mary Grammont has many hats: Independent consultant in Press Relations (Daily RP), she also co-founded Com’Un Lundi, a media outlet for the media, as well as the Lesmondaines blog, Grenoble city-guide.