Over the last 8 years, we have been gathering inspiring doers and shakers together all around Asia-Pacific region.

Startup&Angels came to France for the first time in 2023! To kick off our expansion, we chose the vibrant city of Lyon, bringing together startups and French entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses globally.

Three startups pitched their ideas, a scaleup shared her experience going international, and a panel of experts offered insights and strategies for success on the global stage!

It was an inspiring night, learning all about international expansion, including hiring, investment, and product fit.

Startups pitching:
🌟 Safehear: A young deeptech and industrial company, currently in fundraising, designing audio and radio technologies for individuals’ hearing.
🌟 Drilllight: A startup, with a recent capital increase, that has developed AI-based solutions assisting clubs, coaches, and players in their progress and performance.
🌟 Treely: A young Lyon-based startup organizing team-building events in the form of walks. For every 10,000 steps, a tree is planted, combining well-being and CSR.

Success Story – International Scale-up:
🌟 Daniel Doppler – Founder of Quicktext: The global leader in AI and big data solutions for the hospitality industry in over 76 countries.
🌟 Romane Delvallée – Head of Community & Business Development Manager at Startup&Angels

Panel Experts – Financing and International Development:
🌟 Stéphane Couleaud – Founder of Webmecanik, a European software suite for sales and marketing automation, and author of the reference book “Marketing Automation, Delight Your Customers, Accelerate Your Business.”
🌟 Stéphane Ronteix – Founder of Floween Group, a company in full international development.
🌟 Rémy Barbeault – Director – Consulting in strategy and financing for innovative companies at Auvalie Innovation.
🌟 Leo Denes – Founder of Australiance and co-founder of Startup&Angels, who has supported over 50 startups and SMEs in the Asia-Pacific and Europe.