After an intense selection process, we are thrilled to announce the startups that have been chosen to participate in Impact USA this year!
For its fifth edition, Impact USA, the acceleration program designed by Business France in partnership with Bpifrance, will welcome 11 startups for the first batch of 2018.
To take part in Impact USA is to take a giant leap in expanding your business in two of the most active tech ecosystems on the planet.
The startups may vary in their development stages and sectors of activity, but they all have a common objective: accomplish in 10 weeks in the US what would take them a year on their own. This aim is achieved by:
- Rapidly integrating US market codes
- Developing and refining their US market penetration strategy
- Initiating business deals with prospective customers and partners
- Raising funds
Over the past four years, our team has accompanied forty-eight promising tech companies. Here is a brief overview of our decorated track record:
- 80% of our alumni are now established in the U.S.
- Over $169M raised post-program
- Over 200 sales contracts signed with American companies thanks to Impact
- Recognized as the “most active accelerator for French startups” by CB Insights (in the first quarter of 2017)
This year features one big novelty as our team will be accelerating not one but two batches of startups with a second program starting in October! The program format will remain identical with a comprehensive 10-week on-site program.
For the Spring edition, the San Francisco campus will be hosting five startups while the New York City one will accelerate six. All our recruits are ready to take up the challenge!
“Impact is the only program that offers a deep dive in the U.S. market with minimal risks and a strong ROI” David Bessis, CEO of Tinyclues and Alumni of 2017.
The on-site portion of Impact USA will take place from April 16th through June 22nd. However, the adventure already kicked off last week with a 2-day bootcamp in Paris. The new recruits benefitted from a packed schedule which included meeting their coach and getting acquainted with the tools required to pitch and sell their companies. During the next six weeks, our team will work closely with the entrepreneurs to define their U.S. market strategy and ensure they are ramped up prior to their on-site arrival.
#ImpactUSA #KickOff Over the past 2 days, the 11 selected startups had the opportunity to be part of an intense 2 day bootcamp at @BpifranceHub ! They are now more motivated than ever to conquer the American market 🇺🇸 https://t.co/GSa8R7398m pic.twitter.com/agghuDasV2
— Impact USA (@usa_impact) March 1, 2018
Pitch fundamentals by our coach Stacee Mandeville.
And now it’s time to unveil the Spring batch!
Golden Gate Side
Allure Systems has developed a platform that uses vision algorithms to enable the creation of fashion photoshoots digitally. Our customers create high-quality visual content while saving time and money.
Data Soluce is a cloud platform that gathers building lifespan data for real estate investors. Data Soluce gives reliable data for action plan implementation and investment return maximization.
Nabl provides solutions to collect in-store customer reviews in order to increase visibility and ratings. The information collected by Nabl helps you build your database.
Riminder is a leading talent detection solution. Thanks to AI, Riminder pushes forward HR practices with a solution that automates the identification and appraisal of applications.
Sparted enables companies to create collaborative e-learning programs with a game-based and social mobile learning platform.
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Simplified is an all in one mobile solution for retailers. Simplified connects field teams and headquarters to guarantee an effective follow-up and improve customer experience.
Splio is a software editing company dedicated to customer relationship management in the retail industry. Splio’s solution allows companies to predict customer demand and to nudge customer purchases.
Syntony offers a leading edge advanced solutions to the market with advanced software-based location and navigation systems. Syntony is specialized in software-based solutions for aeronautics, space, automotive, metro and underground.
Vize software is an app that enables data visualization and analysis without writing a single line of code.
Woleet is a blockchain timestamping and certification SaaS solution. Without any intermediaries, Woleet secures its client’s data streams.
360 Learning is a learning management software solution allowing companies to custom design e-learning programs.