With only a few weeks left before the ‘17 batch sets foot in the U.S., the temperature is rising. Everyone has been hard at work, the Impact team and the 17 co-founders alike, getting ready to launch operations in the U.S. Impact’s alumni have all been through this and they kindly accepted to share their
We are happy to share an insightful article written by one of our Impact’s mentor – Maranda Dziekonski, where she explains how well organized customer success teams can achieve great results. Customer Success teams cannot succeed if they are operating in a vacuum. I will repeat this statement: Customer Success teams cannot succeed if they are
After closing a seed round of $2.4M back in 2014, Impact’s ‘16 participant Akeneo just announced a $13M series B round led by Partech Ventures along with contributions from existing investor Alven Capital. This newly acquired round will enable them to drive continued growth for their Product Information Management software for ecommerce companies. About Akeneo Akeneo
Whatever business is like, there are some basic dos and don’ts you should definitely be aware of while conducting business meetings. Today, our team has decided to share with you 10 tips that will help you ace your meetings.
With strong roots in both San Francisco and New York’s tech ecosystem, Impact’s twenty-strong team of advisors has access to a wide range of online and offline resources to keep up with the ever-changing industry. Among these resources, the most relevant channel in terms of content quality, consumption comfort and delivery efficiency is email, in
Impact 2017 officially started, A look back at Impact’s intense 2-day bootcamp in Paris There’s a lot more than just an ocean separating France from the U.S. Growing a company in the U.S. is a very difficult challenge: kind of like running a marathon while having to sprint the whole time! It is critical to have a meticulous and thorough preparation, a well defined strategy to address the market and quickly learn the codes of doing business in America, in order to be immediately operational once you get here. Over the years, we’ve noticed that too often, some companies didn’t make the most of the first couple weeks of the Impact program. Because their goals and priorities weren’t clear enough or their pitch and marketing material still needed some work. Of course, we did work with the entrepreneurs in residence on all these aspects when they arrived. But it was a distraction from the real purpose of being part of Impact in San Francisco or New York: immerse in the local ecosystem, initiate sales cycles, meet with potential influencers or investors, and validate a go-to-market strategy. Because at Impact we want our promotion to be ready to do this from day 1, and don’t waste any time or money, we built in that necessary preparation phase into the program – before entrepreneurs actually set foot in the US. Our goal at Impact is to help you achieve in 20 weeks – 10 weeks of remote preparation and 10 weeks on-site – what would normally take a year if done on your own. The bootcamp held in Paris on Feb 8th & 9th officially marked the debut of Impact 2017 and the 10-week remote preparation session with quite straightforward goals: Adapt the positioning to the U.S. market Start pitching like an American Anticipate the critical path to U.S. incorporation
Dear friends, Finally, the time has come for us to reveal the startups that have been selected to participate to Impact USA this year! For those who’ve missed it, Impact USA is the brand new name for ubi i/o, the U.S. acceleration program designed by Business France in partnership with Bpifrance. But don’t worry, if