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BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees. BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs over 16,000 people and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s.

For further information, please visit: www.usa.bnpparibas

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Capgemini

Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.

For further information, please visit: www.capgemini.com

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Adyen

Adyen

Adyen is the payments platform of choice for the world’s leading companies. The only provider of a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting directly to Visa, Mastercard, and consumers’ globally preferred payment methods, Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in store.

With of offices around the world, Adyen serves 8 of the 10 largest US Internet companies and many worldwide retailers. Customers include Facebook, Uber, Kiehl’s, Casper, Bonobos, Netflix, and Spotify.

For further information, please visit: www.adyen.com

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Creadev

Creadev

CREADEV is the investment firm of the Mulliez family, founders of leading retail companies such as Auchan, Decathlon and Leroy-Merlin.
Creadev invests worldwide with a long-term focus in companies within the following sectors:
– AgriFood
– Human skills
– education & HR
– Healthcare
– Sustainable development
Creadev has a global reach with offices in New York, Paris, Shanghai and Nairobi and has already invested $1bn across 16 companies.

For further information, please visit: www.creadev.com

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Oracle

Oracle

Oracle’s global startup mission is to provide enriching, collaborative partnerships to enable next-generation growth, business development, and drive cloud-based innovation for startups throughout all stages of their journey—from startups to scaleups and beyond. Oracle Scaleup Ecosystem is a nonresidential, virtual-style program designed for mature startups, venture capital and private equity portfolio companies to enable hypergrowth and scale. Selected startups will have access to Oracle’s vast global resources including Oracle cloud credits and discounts, expertise, marketing, and access to global enterprise customers and markets.

For further information, please visit: www.oracle.com

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Prime

Prime

PRIME (The US branch of Paris Region Economic Development Agency) accelerates the growth of American companies in the Paris Region by leveraging a team of experts, a strong network, and a deep knowledge of the local market. It guides them through the various steps of setting up their business and R&D activities in the Paris Region. With offices in San Francisco, New York and Boston, Prime is a catalyst for Open Innovation fostering mutually beneficial connections between French and American organizations.

For further information, please visit: www.innovation-prime.com

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MNP

MNP

MNP is a leading Canadian accounting, tax and business consulting firm. As an entrepreneurial firm built for entrepreneurs, we have decades of experience supporting start-ups through all stages of their lifecycles – from helping you create business structures, securing funding, going across the border, corporate finance and tax planning for growth or exit strategies – MNP will get you where you want to be.

For further information, please visit: www.MNP.ca

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Business France

Business France

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.

Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 64 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.

For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr

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AAGEF

AAGEF

AAGEF is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City that brings together the US Alumni Clubs of major French Grandes Écoles. The association organizes networking events on topics ranging from business panels and conversations with key leaders of the French business community, to wine tasting, cocktails and sports outings.

Our member schools include: Art & Métiers, Audencia, Centrale Lyon, Centrale Paris, EDHEC, EM Lyon, ENA,École Normale Supérieure, ENSAE ParisTech, ESSEC, ESCP Europe, INSEAD,Mines ParisTech, HEC, Polytechnique, Ponts ParisTech, Sciences-Po, Supélec,Supaéro and Telecom ParisTech.

For further information, please visit: www.aagef.com

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Maison Kayser

Maison Kayser

Maison Kayser is an authentic artisanal French Boulangerie where bread and other baked goods are mixed and baked on-site all day. Born into a long line of French bakers and recognized as one of the foremost artisan bakers of his generation, Eric Kayser built his reputation on his passion for bread, the quality of his products, and his ability to combine authenticity and innovation in the world of French artisanal bakeries. Eric opened his first bakery, Rue Monge, in 1996 in the heart of the Quartier Latin in Paris, France.

For further information, please visit: www.maisonkayserusa.com

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