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 the name has changed, the standard of excellence hasn’t. Actually, it’s gotten better year after year. Here is a brief overview of our impressive track record after 3 batches only:
- 82% of alumni are now established in the U.S.
- Over $77M raised either during or following Impact
- Over 200 sales contracts signed with American companies thanks to Impact
- 50% more jobs were created either in France or in the U.S.
- 4 out the 5 largest French kickstarters are Impact USA alumni
For more details, take a look at our infographic.
For this fourth edition, the San Francisco campus will be hosting 10 startups while the New York City one will accelerate 7. All our selectees are more than ready to take up the challenge and we are looking forward to working with them. Together, we will achieve the American dream! To do so, we’ve implemented all the means necessary as highlighted by Paul-Francois Fournier, Executive Director of innovation @Bpifrance:
“The results of the first three editions have inspired us to offer an even more ambitious program. After its expansion to Silicon Alley in 2016, this year’s batch will benefit from a new double down approach focused on the preparatory phase. We’re convinced that this enriched program will pay off in regards to the number of deals the startups will close, allowing them to develop an even stronger presence in the U.S.”
Impact USA will take place from April 17th through June 23rd both in Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. But this year, the adventure has already started with a 10-week coaching period starting off with a 2-day bootcamp in Paris today and tomorrow.
More than ever, we’re putting all the chances on our side to help the startups achieve a clear objective: accomplish in 10 weeks what would’ve have taken them a year on their own.
Let’s give the Impact USA 2017 batch a big round of applause:
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Dawex is a data marketplace to monetize, share and acquire all types of data, safely and without any intermediaries. Dawex also allows private data exchange for exclusive partnership agreements.
Designed4Work is a software development company focused on leveraging enterprise cloud spendings. Used by startups and SMBs all over the world to increase their velocity and reduce their costs, its leading solution, Powertools, transforms Public Could like Google Drive into a powerful, business-focused Content Management for the Enterprise.
Fidzup is the leading performance marketing platform for retailers. Fidzup connects mobile advertising to retail stores thanks to a unique instore tracking solution with a one meter accuracy.
LiveMon is all in one monitoring solution using artificial intelligence. Predictive insights and preventative actions keep your business ahead of performance issues when it comes to critical IT systems and user experience.
Plume Labs helps people breathe and improve their health by managing their environmental exposure to air pollution, thanks to open data, AI and personal hardware trackers.
With PredicSis AI, understand & act in a few clicks to increase your sales & marketing – lead scoring, upsell, cross-sell and retention efficiency by over 200%. Our customers leverage the predictive power of data without data science expertise; thanks to our fully automatic AI based Predictive Analytics software.
Quasardb is a software storage technology optimized for real-time analytics. Quasardb gives you direct and instant access to your data, whatever the amount.Seclab provides solutions that help critical infrastructures making their systems unhackable. Seclab’s patented hardware-based technology protects them against multi-vectors sophisticated cyber threats while maintaining 99.9% availability.Saagie provides best-of-breed data technologies in a fullstack platform that empowers data driven companies. With Saagie, start working on business pains and opportunities on day 1, make data accessible in hours and build predictive apps in a few days. Smart & Blue is a French water-tech start-up that drives technology solutions to enable both water conservation and preservation. Developing and deploying both high-quality consumer and enterprise products will help raise awareness of the growing importance of life’s essential resource.
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CAILabs, founded in 2013 as a spin-off of the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, is a leading provider of innovative solutions to increase the capacity of optical fibers. The startup develops and manufactures a large range of light shaping components based on its patented, efficient and flexible technology of Multi-Plane Light Conversion.CogniK is a personalization platform for the media and entertainment industry. CogniK’s platform empowers content creators to harness the power of personalization so that each of their viewers is presented with personalized relevant content to keep them engaged.The problem solved by DeepAlgo is the misunderstandings between business experts and developers when building IT applications. As a consequence, projects are longer and more expensive to complete than expected. Deep Algo is a French data science startup that automatically provides a continuous Business Logic Documentation. With Deep Algo, business and IT teams can now speak the same language in one click.
eJust sets a new standard for dispute resolution in line with today’s business needs and velocity. By systemizing and industrializing the legal process, eJust offers packaged and consumable legal enforcement. What if legal enforcement of contractual rights was simple, time and cost-effective?
At Optimz.me, they believe that the time spent by employees at work should be only devoted to the most creative, high value tasks. Optimiz.me designed a software that automates all the repetitive tasks allowing any company to grow on the web: Search Engine Optimization specialists, writers, webmarketers, online advertising specialists… This software saves these people several hours of work per day.
Tinyclues AI enables B2C marketers to drive revenue & engagement from the 99% of their customers who haven’t expressed any recent purchase intent. Tinyclues is already helping leading retailers and brands such as Lacoste, Fnac, vente-privée.com or ClubMed to deliver proven & sustainable revenue increments.
Xooloo is a French Tech start up located in Paris France focused on creating innovative solutions that allow kids to access their favorite technology in an age-appropriate enriched environment that’s trusted by parents.
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