Go Global Lille

Make the best of your expansion to France, without leaving your home office! France is the second largest market of continental Europe. Moreover, France is a startup friendly country: hardly any government gives more financial and non-financial support to startups. Therefore our virtual Go Global Lille mission is a not to miss opportunity.

Go Global Lille

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As a gateway to the French market, Lille has several strengths:

  • Home to leading corporates and investors, interested in the nearby Belgian startup community  
  • Presence of many headquarters of important brands and distributors makes it the European capital for retail, mail order business and e-commerce
  • Well-developed facilities to support startups
  • Less expensive than Paris

As close as the north of France may be, the business culture is different. And Go Global is happy to help you to discover the do’s and don’ts on the French market.

‍Why should you participate?

  • Get to know the key players in the Northern French startup ecosystem
  • Find the best mentors and partners to accelerate your entry on the French market
  • Take advantage of concrete business development opportunities with VCs and corporates (pitching and one-on-one meetings)

... all from the comfort of your (home) office!

Who should participate?

No matter whether you are novice or wish to consolidate your position on the French market.

Our local stakeholders are interested in a broad range of segments of the Belgian startup community:

  • Early stage startups and more mature scale-ups
  • Many disruptive technology solutions, more particularly in the themes of health, environment, energy, manufacturing, retail and related supply chains, agritech, food distribution, SAAS, …

January 26, 2021 - Connect with the French market

09:30 - 11:30 Squeeze time in mastering the French market

  • 09:30 Welcoming and introduction to the business culture by FIT & Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu
  • 09:45 Learn from Odoo, how they conquered the French market
  • 10:00 Find out what Euratechnologies is all about
  • 10:30 Discover how Le Village by CA can accelerate your access to the market
  • 11:00 Infrastructure and financial support to startups by OVHcloud
  • 11:25 Closing

14:00 - 17:00 Prescheduled one-on-one video calls

Via our online networking tool, Conversation Starter, you can preschedule 12 meetings with stakeholders of the French startup ecosystem. All from the comfort of your (home) office.

  • Odoo is a Belgian scale-up offering an open source enterprise management platform, covering a broad range of business functions. Odoo serves 5 million users and employs almost1000 persons worldwide and has the ambition to hire another 1000 persons in 2021.
  • Founded in 2009, EuraTechnologies is ranked among the leading accelerators in Europe. It assists tech startups in their growth and expansion on the French market, from project stage to scaleups. A spearhead of the digital economy in France, EuraTechnologies has a community of over 300 companies, 4500+ employees, numerous mentors, investors and corporate partners. It is the natural entry point for Belgian startups to scale in France. 
  • The Village by CA Nord de France, created and supported by Crédit Agricole Nord de France, is a unique innovation ecosystem where start-ups, large companies, research and training centers, investors and institutional players cooperate and cohabitate. The Village is based on 4,500 m² dedicated to innovation at the heart of EuraTechnologies .
  • OVHcloud is one of the major worldwide public cloud providers. Its European origin guarantees full alignment with the EU regulation. Since 2015, over 1,800 startups and scaleups, from all over the world, have joined the OVHcloud Startup Program and its ecosystem that made them benefit from infrastructure, mentoring and financial support.
Uiterste inschrijvingsdatum
€ 49
Startups.be i.s.m. Flanders Investment & Trade

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