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Last updated: 11/8/17

#LobsterTank: Boston's International Pitch Challenge

Join our first-ever Lobster Tank Challenge to learn about international opportunities for Boston companies, where we put a spotlight on France.

Boston was recently named the #1 US City for Startups for the 2nd year in a row. In considering how our community can support these innovative companies to successfully grow, a strategy to access international markets can help!

Join our first-ever Lobster Tank Challenge to learn about international opportunities for Boston companies, where we put a spotlight on France and draw from the vibrant French community right here in Boston. Meet French companies, investment experts, and get tips to make your French expansion successful. Magnifique!

During this special event for the Boston innovation community, we will challenge TEAM FRANCE to pitch their business climate and hottest sectors from biotech to its creative economy, update us on the latest opportunities in France under new President Emmanuel Macron, and share some cultural tips on doing business in France.

RegisteR for the event


Welcome and introductions:
Jackie Lender, Startup Manager, City of Boston
Bill Jacobson, CEO of Workbar

UN (1) - Team France (each team member gives a three minute pitch):
Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston
Clément Guillemot, Investment Director from Business France
Matthew Zarracina, Director of Innovation, Thales USA
Romain Marmot, Co-Founder, Voluntis
Nader Yaghoubi, President and CEO, Pathmaker
+ More French businesses in Boston!

DEUX (2) - Boston Goes French!
Learn alongside some Boston companies as they test out their own pitch and get expert feedback on how to tailor it in France!

TROIS (3) - Connect
Network with members of the robust French business community based right here in Boston who can help grow your business in France:
French-American Chamber of Commerce of New England
Business France
French Tech Hub Boston
ONLYLYON
French Consulate-General Boston