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Welcome to La French Tech Düsseldorf

A unique ecosystem that brings together French startups, investors, decision makers and community builders in Düsseldorf & NRW.

Why La FRENCH TECH düsseldorf?
Bringing together French innovation & German entrepreneurship
La French Tech Düsseldorf will be focused on :

Düsseldorf has been historically a retail berth & Logistic hub
The Board members of La French Tech Düsseldorf are strongly invested in those verticals.

Our mission is to promote FrenchTech innovation into Düsseldorf Business Landscape & to generate value for the region, corporates and startups.

La French Tech Düsseldorf should contribute to promote Düsseldorf reputation by being international, digital & innovative.

La French Tech Düsseldorf is also here to help you as German Startup to scale up internationally to France.

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Meet the board members
Valentine Dreyfuss
Co President & Founder

Valentine Dreyfuss leads as General Manager the startup Mercio, France’s leading SaaS software for retail pricing.
Mercio’s goal is to become the European leader in its sector, and the German market is its main development market.
Valentine travels throughout Germany, and in particular the NRW region, to meet with the major players in German distribution.

Adrien Serres
Co President & Founder

Adrien Serres is Country Director Germany for ReCommerce
CEO of  Mobivent, Mobisales & Digital Natif

20 years of Experience in the Digital & Creative industries
In 2010, he created Wazapp, one of the first creative agency making mobile applications.
Company acquired by Tymate in 2019. Moved to Germany in 2020.

Pauline Gauthier
Board Member

Pauline has been a member of the Business France team in Germany since 2020.
She helps start-ups and small and medium-sized tech companies to develop and sustain their presence in Germany.
She’s leading the organization of the Impact Germany program, accompanying a delegation of 10 French tech and mobility companies to Düsseldorf, Munich and through collective online sessions.

Thomas Spieker
Board Member

Thomas Spieker is Vice President Sales Europe, Middle East, Asia at Shippeo
With a French-German educational background in management, marketing and international business and after an early career in Consulting in the UK, US and France, he focused his career in sales and international business development at Trace One for 7 years, before joining Shippeo in 2018.

Tobias Schlotter
Tobias Schlotter
Board Member

Tobias Schlotter leads Akeneo in more than 10 countries as General Manager Central & Eastern Europe from Düsseldorf, before taking responsibility for Akeneo’s partners in the Europe and PMO region as VP Channel & Alliances EMEA in October 2022. Tobias studied international business and management and gained more than 10 years of experience in the technology environment before joining Akeneo and its Product Experience Management (PXM) vision in 2015.

Pélagie Mepin-Koebe
Pélagie Mepin-Koebel
Board Member

Since June 2022, Pélagie Mepin-Koebel has been leading the expansion of the French startup Everysens in the German-speaking countries of the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) in her role as Country Director. Everysens is a software editor with solutions for industrial companies dedicated to the decarbonization of the value chain through the optimal use of rail transport.

Etienne Le Roux
Board Member

Etienne joined the Business France team in Germany in 2014. For 10 years, he worked as Trade Advisor for French start-ups and small and medium-sized companies, helping them to Germanise and expand. Etienne has a thorough understanding of the intercultural differences between France and Germany, as well as local business practices. Since the beginning of 2024, he is the Head of Tech & Services Department at Business France Germany.

Cyril Catel
Market Lead DACH

Cyril empower brands to converse authentically through the iAdvize platform. With over 15 years of expertise, he’s specialized in integrating digital channels such as Webchat, WhatsApp and Apple Messages seamlessly into your customer journey.

His current mission? Leveraging generative AI to deliver exceptional customer service at scale, while reducing costs.

Currently leading generative AI projects, his expertise can transform your brand’s conversational journey.

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