Wenda has been selected to participate from 12 to 18 November to YEi Start in France, an acceleration programme for young science-based companies and startups interested in growing their business in France and Europe, successfully going on since 2005 and set up at the initiative of French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) with the mission of highlighting the attractiveness of the French business world towards foreign companies and startups. YEi Start in France provides a personalised immersion week in France including training sessions, networking and one-on-one meetings that will allow each laureate to benefit from an extensive customised business network and connections to the best resources in Europe.
Being present at YEi Start in France represents a great occasion for Wenda to explore French markets, strongly oriented towards high-quality wine, and make contact with important Maison of Champagne and Food-tech accelerators.
Together with other startups from Italy, U.S.A, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan, from many different sectors among which advanced medicine, data analytics, smart contracting, design, electrochemistry, Wenda has benefited from one week intensive training between Paris and Reims, one of the most innovative French ecosystems, meeting the needs of the different companies and startups that wish to start an activity or expand their branches in French market.
YEi Start in France envisages an intensive week to present the R&D French environment and adopt the best strategies to start a business in France: support is provided to create a funding strategy that allows to understand the structure of research tax credit and the challenges of legal, fiscal and financial nature that arise when a business in France is started. Moreover, the programme offers one-on-one meetings with experienced mentors from the French business world, with potential partners, research centers and incubators, as well as with the open innovation team of a large corporation: there are also 4 of the top 15 institutions on Reuters 2017 “World’s Most Innovative Research Institutions” list, CEA (2nd), CNRS (8th), Inserm (9th)and Pasteur Institute (15th).