Supported by the scientific and technological services of the French embassies to the US and Canada, the NETVA programme (New Technology Venture Accelerator) helps young French businesses to find their feet across the Atlantic by introducing them to the contacts and resources they need to penetrate the North American market.
For the 2017 edition of the program, 2 “made in Inria” start-ups, iEx.ec and Lybero.net, were selected to participate in a one-week immersion program in the US, respectively in San Francisco and Washington D.C., that took place last October. Over the course of a week, the founders of these start-ups learned about the U.S. ecosystem for innovation in order to assess future opportunities for their business in the U.S.
Inria is a partner of the NETVA program since 2016, which is a key partnership in Inria’s innovation policy to support business creation and technology transfer. NETVA represents a unique opportunity for the Inria spin-offs to benefit from training and contacts, by building on the expertise of local players specialized in business development in the United States and Canada.
iEX.ec in San Francisco
iExec offers a fully decentralized Cloud solution based on blockchain technology. The company develops a marketplace without a trusted intermediary, allowing suppliers of IT resources to directly monetize their servers, applications, or data sets directly on the blockchain.
— French consulate in SF (@FranceinSF) 24 octobre 2017
Lybero. net in Washington D.C.
Lybero.net simplifies the use, the deployment and the management of cryptography. Its first product is a managed file transfer web software. Encrypted transfer are then possible without setting up any end user software, without exchanging passwords and with an original recovery function for exchanges.
— MST_USA_NTICS (@MST_USA_NTICS) 23 octobre 2017