During his speech at the World Electronics Forum in Angers on October 27th, Prime Minister Edouard PHILIPPE asked Mounir MAHJOUBI, Secretary of State for Digital, to conduct a sector review of start-ups in order to do everything possible to make life easier for our young start-ups and to promote their growth and development. Mounir MAHJOUBI therefore officially launches today the Start-up Tour.
SAre we drinking? To conduct, for the first time in France, a systematic approach, sector by sector (cleantech, foodtech, healthtech, etc.) to enable all start-ups that wish to do so to highlight the irritants that they still perceive in their activities: approval times considered too long, difficulties in accessing certain data, lack of skills, unsuitable standards, etc. There will not be an answer for all of them, but it will allow us to reflect with them on possible solutions to remove some of them.
What method? Interviews are already being conducted and a major online consultation will be launched in November. At the same time, the Secretary of State for the Digital Economy is launching the Start-up Tour this Friday, right here in Angers, i.e. a tour of France of start-ups which will take him, every week between now and February 2018, to meet young start-ups in our territory, to directly perceive the demands of entrepreneurs in one or more given sectors.
Mounir MAHJOUBI will be, among others, in :
– Dijon (2-3/11) for the Food Use Tech show to exchange with several startups and exhibitors on the theme of "FoodTech, an opportunity for France". This visit will take place in the presence of Mr. Xavier BOIDEVEZY, President of FoodTech, and Mr. Silvère DENIS, co-founder of "Les Docks Numériques". Food Use Tech is the 1st FoodTech event focusing on the uses of new technologies in the agri-food sector and offers unique connection initiatives to all the players in the ecosystem.
Mounir MAHJOUBI will go at 8:30 am to the Docks numériques, a start-up incubator and co-working space to meet entrepreneurs and co-workers. These exchanges should help to understand what are the irritants facing start-ups and bring them up in the framework of the Start-Ups Tour.
Finally, the Secretary of State will take part in the presentation of Territoires Numérique in the presence of Mr Patrick MOLINOZ, Vice-President of the Regional Council and Mr Gilles DELAMARCHE, Director of GIP e-bourgogne.
- Paris (8/11) for the launch of Educapital (Sector: Edtech)
- Montpellier (16/11) at the Digiworld Summit (Sector : Tech)