A unique ecosystem that brings together French startups, investors, decision makers and community builders in Düsseldorf & NRW.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
After a Master Degree of International Relations in Paris-Sorbonne University, Pierre started with Business France in Lagos, Nigeria in 2014. He worked then between 2017 and 2020 in Normandy with Bpifrance, as International Key Account Manager, before being positioned in Vietnam as Head of Industry&Cleantech Department, and Delegate of Business France in HCMC. In September 2022 he joined Business France Germany, as head of Tech&Services to support the developpment of French StartUps and Companies willing to export and settle in Germany
Daniel has been the CEO of Rheinische Post Digital in Düsseldorf from 2019 to 2022. He has also served as the Chief Digital Officer for Rheinische Post Mediagroup and CEO at ProServ Verwaltungs GmbH since 2018. Previously, Daniel was a Management Consultant for Digital Transformation/Digital Paid in Paris after working as Publishing Director at PRISMA MEDIA TV-ENTERTAINMENT from 2011-2018. Daniel received his PhD (Dr. rer. pol.), Productivity in Marketing from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, as well as a certificate in Mastering Design Thinking from MIT Management Education.
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