1ST EDITION

FRENCH TECH
DEMO DAY

by la French Tech Suisse
(Romande / Zurich)

20 MARCH 2023

PRIVATE EVENT 200 SEATS ONLY

SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICES END IN

2023/02/13 23:59:59

13 FEBRUARY 2023, 23:59:59 CET

VENUE FOR 2023
LE PAVILLON SICLI

THE
CONCEPT

Bringing Series A and B French Tech founders together with Swiss investors in a comprehensive event including pitch times and individual match-makings, in an iconic location in Geneva, in sectors spanning software, fintech, climate tech, deeptech, healthtech, industrial tech, crypto/web3, marketplace, consumer..

WHY
ATTEND

FOUNDERS
Connect with relevant investors for your round.
Learn about the Swiss venture ecosystem.
Get media exposure.

FREE
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Ticket includes lunch break and closing drinks.

INVESTORS
Get direct exposure and access to founders in this booming French ecosystem.
Connect with other investors.
Get media exposure.

Super Early Bird (until 13/02/23) | CHF 149
Early Bird (until 28/02/23) | CHF 279
Regular | CHF 499
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All taxes included. Ticket includes lunch break and closing drinks.

OUR
PARTNERS

THE
AGENDA

9am | Checking & welcome coffee
9.30am | Opening keynote
10am | Pitch session #1
12am | Lunch break

1pm | Panel discussion
1.45pm | Pitch session #2
3.30pm | 1:1 Match-making
5.15pm | Closing keynote

5.30pm | Closing drinks (until 7.30pm)

DON'T
MISS OUT

2022 represents a new record for La French Tech with 15.5 billion euros (up 32,5%% vs 2021) for 1,144 funding rounds (up 27% vs 2021), according to Eldorado. While many would have bet on a stagnation or even a drop in the number of fundraisers and the total amount raised, the French ecosystem has shown that its dynamics for the moment exceed macroeconomic constraints.

WHY THIS EVENT

Early-stage startups (up to Series A) benefit from greater flexibility and their valuation is less complex to determine in periods of market contraction. Their need for financing is also more adjustable (control of expenses, initial development phases, etc.).
While Series B startups are usually more looking for funding to scale, we believe that bringing together highly promising French Tech startups at these two development stages in the same location is a compelling value proposition for Swiss investors to get direct exposure to this growing French ecosystem attracting international funding.

WHY SWISS INVESTORS

The long-term growth trend in the Swiss venture capital market continued in 2022. The number of financing rounds increased by 7.9% and the total amount invested by as much as 29.7% up to nearly CHF 4 billion. Invested capital has almost doubled since 2020 and more than quadrupled since 2017.
The growing market and the numerous exits also led to a significant increase in venture capital fund launches. No fewer than 55 funds are currently in the fundraising phase; the target size ranges from 50 to several hundred millions.
This all makes Switzerland a compelling value proposition for French Tech Series A / B founders who look for funding.