Ministers welcome success of French start-up accelerator

Digital economy/La French Tech - Communiqué issued by the Ministry of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector

Paris, 24 February 2016

Emmanuel Macron and Axelle Lemaire welcome the Mobile World Congress’s selection of NUMA to implement an international acceleration programme in Barcelona. mVenturesBcn, the programme dedicated to supporting the projects of Mobile World Capital Barcelona (MWCB), announced on Wednesday 24 February 2016 that it had selected NUMA – La French Tech’s emblematic, pioneering accelerator, already established in Moscow, Bangalore and Casablanca – to create an acceleration programme specially designed for start-ups in the growth and development phase on European markets.

Each year, this acceleration programme will welcome 10 new start-ups with innovative mobile solutions which have already established business plans and are focused on conquering international markets.

Emmanuel Macron said: “NUMA’s success in Barcelona illustrates the international success of La French Tech. This will speed up with the growing strength of the French ecosystem and French Tech Hubs, which enable all French hi-tech talent around the world to be organized into a network.”

Axelle Lemaire said: “The selection of NUMA by mVenturesBcn in a highly-competitive context testifies to the maturity of La French Tech’s ecosystems and in particular the quality of all our accelerators, which today can claim to rival the world’s leaders. It says a lot about the internationalization of La French Tech, and in particular the gradual building of European digital ecosystems with the capacity to support the development of our Internet start-ups and make them the digital champions of tomorrow.”./.

Published on 27/04/2016

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