For this 37th annual DigiWorld Summit, in partnership with Business France and French Tech, IDATE will be hosting the first DigiWorld Awards, to reward digital start-ups created by French citizens in four regions: Africa & the Middle East – the Americas – Asia – Europe (outside of France).
Rewarding French Tech
talents around the world
Find and recognise start-ups created outside of France
The DigiWorld Awards are a unique opportunity to uncover the many French entrepreneurs across the planet who have started their own tech business, and to rewards those who have been successful overseas, perhaps before coming to France!
With the focus on globalisation in the 2015 edition of French Tech, the French Government, along with Business France, have chosen to support the emergence of a French Tech Hub in those major cities around the globe that represent the main lands of development for French Tech start-ups, as a way to create a momentum, to mobilise and bring together under a single banner the various public actors involved and a network of entrepreneurs that can serve as mentors for our young start-ups.
Be part of the 2015 DigiWorld Awards
The winning businesses must meet the following criteria:
- have been created outside of France by at least one French person, with no offices or operations in France;
- have a digital industry business as its main activity: equipment and devices, networks and telecoms, Internet services and applications (BtoC, BtoB…), M2M, IoT…
A fifth award, the special Jury prize, will be given to one of the start-ups operating on the international stage to have emerged from the Montpellier Métropole and Région Languedoc-Roussillon ecosystem.
Prize for new international growth
The awards will be handed out during the DigiWorld Summit plenary session on 19 November 2015, with special guest Axelle Lemaire, France’s Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, and Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, president of the jury, following the selection of the nominated start-ups.
The winning start-ups, chosen by a jury of industry professionals, will be invited to participate in the DigiWorld Summit, and the next stages in their development will be backed by major innovation support schemes sponsored by Accenture, Capgemini and Orange. They will also become part of Wproject, the platform of reference for French entrepreneurs operating abroad.