La French Tech Düsseldorf has just received the label and the status of Community by Mission French Tech for a period of 3 years (from 2023 to 2025). This labeling confirms the dynamism and involvement of a group of volunteers, established in their regional tech ecosystem. The role of La French Tech Düsseldorf will be to bring together the local tech community and implement key actions to ensure the promotion of Mission French Tech’s objectives in the area (advocacy of the French Tech ecosystem, gender equality and inclusion, ecological transition, etc.). La French Tech Düsseldorf is one of the 67 French Tech Communities abroad, receiving the label in the world.
With his partners, sponsors & supports, La French Tech Düsseldorf will build a unique ecosystem that brings together French & German startups, investors, decision makers and community builders in Düsseldorf and NRW, participating in building digital and innovative bridges in the name of l'amitié franco-allemande (French-German friendship / deutsche-französische Freundschaft)
La French Tech Düsseldorf will be focused on Digital Supply Chain, RetailTech, Customer Experience, innovation, low carbonation and green tech. 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’s Business Landscape & to generate value for the region, corporates and startups.
La French Tech Düsseldorf aims to support any entrepreneurs to launch and internationalize in France as well as in Germany. La French Tech Düsseldorf will also promote Düsseldorf and NRW Region reputation by being international, digital & innovative.
The board is composed of seven founders, entrepreneurs & directors from France and Germany.
The two co-presidents of La French Tech Düsseldorf are Valentine Dreyfuss, General Manager at Mercio, and Adrien Serres, Sales Director Europe at Improveeze.
The Board is also composed of Pauline Gauthier, Export Consultant Tech&Service at Business France, Thomas Spieker, VP Sales EMEA at Shippeo, Pélagie Mepin-Koebel Country at Everysens, Tobias Schlotter, VP Channel at Akeneo and Pierre Decoussy, Head of Tech&Service at Business France.
The French Tech Communities abroad are groups of French or Francophile entrepreneurs, volunteers and locally established. As full members of the French Tech network, they participate in the influence of our ecosystem around the world.
Their mission is to support the Mission French Tech’s international actions by animating and taking part in the life of the local entrepreneurial community, by supporting the development of French start-ups in their ecosystems and by carrying out structuring actions in line with the Mission French Tech’s priorities
Composed of founders, investors and employees of start-ups and tech companies, and any other stakeholder involved in the promotion of French Tech in their geographical area, the International Communities carry out their actions in conjunction with all the actors of the French network. Their objective is to encourage exchanges and meetings in their local ecosystem, by promoting bridges with the French ecosystem.
French Tech Communities are independent organizations, of multiple forms (informal groups, associations, etc.) labeled by the State (Mission French Tech is part of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty). The label is granted after an evaluation process; there are 3 criteria to be a French Tech Community: a minimum of 10 letters of support from actors from the local ecosystem, a board composed of at least 70 % entrepreneurs and a third of women, an agenda aligned with the priorities of the Mission French Tech.