In collaboration with Bpifrance, the economic division of Bavaria, law firm Mazars in Germany, Moove Lab (the mobility startup accelerator of Station F founded by MOBILIANs and Via ID), NetMedia International, Smarketer GmbH, from the city of Düsseldorf where it is located, Business France Germany will support 10 French companies, including eight from the Tech sector and two from the Mobility sector. Unveiled on 3 May after being selected by a Franco-German jury, they will participate in an eight-month tailor-made acceleration program to better understand the specificities of the German market, expand their network and accelerate abroad..
Business France is a French national agency responsible for the international development of companies and their exports, as well as for prospecting and welcoming international investments in France. Founded on January 1, 2015, it is the result of the merger of Ubifrance and the French Agency for International Investments (AFII) and has a total of 1,500 employees in France and 55 other countries.
Business France Germany is based in Düsseldorf and has a workforce of more than 40 people responsible for four sectors: agro-food (Agrotech), new technologies, innovation and services (NTIS), infrastructure, transport, industries (ITI) and fashion , housing, health (MHS). It offers four product and service offerings: Consulting, Networking, Communications Press and International Volunteers in Business (VIE).
The Impact Germany program
The Impact Germany program aims to help French companies accelerate their growth and develop in Germany.
Evelyne Scuto-Gaillard, Director of Development and Innovation Support at Bpifrance states:
“We are delighted to renew our support for this program, which provides long-term support to French companies selected in a highly demanding and competitive market. The mission will lift the champions of La French Tech and mobility by offering them a personalized course and meetings to develop fine and adapted commercial actions and thus penetrate this complex market with high potential in a context of strong digitization of the Mittelstand. »
The 2022 edition
The call for applications for the third edition of Impact Germany was launched last January, the winners were announced on May 3.
This eight-month personalized acceleration program consists of three phases:
• From May 18 to May 20, 2022 : Business France in Germany, accompanied by Bpifrance and its partners, will welcome the 10 French companies to its premises at the Consulate General of France in Düsseldorf for the launch of the event.
During these three days they will have access to personal advice sessions on their development strategy in Germany, the first collective workshops with German experts, Franco-German companies in the North Rhine-Westphalia region will testify to their experience. A visit to the “5G Lab” at the University of Medicine in Düsseldorf and numerous networking events with the Business France Germany network are also planned.
• From June 1 to June 30, 2022 : This second phase aims to help managers adapt to this new market and help them refine their strategy.
This month is all about meeting companies, mentors and partners of Business France during collective sessions. Each company participating in the program will receive a personalized positioning survey.
• From the end of August : Launch of the prospecting phase.
The Franco-German teams of the Tech & Services and Industry & CleanTech departments of Business France in Düsseldorf will support the 10 French managers in the search for local customers and partners and will facilitate appointments.
During this third phase, the Business France teams will welcome the French delegation in Munich for a second meeting as part of the Bits&Pretzels festival, which will take place from 25 to 27 September 2022.
The companies will participate in numerous networking events, in particular with the French Tech Munich network, the economic department of the Bavarian region “Invest in Bavaria” and the ecosystem.
The 10 companies selected for the program
The 8 Fintech companies that can benefit from this program are:
The company offers a wide range of solutions and services to ensure that exams and assessments are passed successfully. The Viatique platform digitizes hardcopies of
candidates, immediately anonymizes them and makes them available to proofreaders for secure on-screen correction.
The “ASTERIOS TOOL SUITE” software fully automates kernel configuration and verification in real time: the customer’s application is quickly certifiable and executed with precision, regardless of the number of processor cores.
Secure and configurable, the Mooncard card makes it possible to pay all operating costs (professional costs, online purchases, subscriptions) and to fully automate administrative management (data pre-filling, receipt retention, accounting processing).
Skeepers, a French Tech 120 company in 2022, helps brands build customer loyalty through ROI and pragmatic solutions that cover the entire customer journey, as well as the management and continuous optimization of the customer experience. Skeepers already has a branch on the other side of the Rhine.
Silvr, a Fintech company, is building Europe’s first financial operating system for digital companies. Silvr is growing with a €130 million Series A fundraising round, providing on-demand financial solutions to unleash growth for client companies.
Already based in Berlin, Tixeo offers the most secure video conferencing technology on the market. For over 15 years, its R&D teams, in collaboration with the industry’s largest companies, have been designing and implementing innovative security mechanisms.
TradeIn is a collaborative platform for real-time scoring of companies’ solvency and payment behavior. The Parisian company helps SMEs to mitigate and transfer their business risks. CIC, BNP, Caisse d’Epargne and Mutuelle Générale are among its customers.
Geo Web Services
Web Geo Services, a French Tech 120 company in 2022, offers Woosmap, a
unique location technology platform, connecting consumers with businesses. This platform is the only one in Europe that is GDPR compliant without collecting any personal data. Web Geo Services already has 7 offices around the world, including a representation in Germany.
The 2 Mobility Companies
CaRool provides an all-in-one AI solution for garages and service providers to optimize tires and digitize the automotive sector. This solution makes it possible to find the exact tire reference and check the level of wear thanks to AI-powered image recognition, optimize tire life, improve tire changing experience, optimize grip, intelligent online appointment system and enable predictive maintenance thanks to finer consumer knowledge.
By offering a wide range of high-quality, remanufactured and remanufactured auto parts on a powerful e-commerce platform, the Reparcar company’s solution enables anyone, individuals, mechanics, bodybuilders or insurance experts to purchase the repurposed auto parts they need. has to repair his vehicle.