Business France and Bpi France announce the winners of the 3rd edition of the Impact Germany program

In cooperation with Bpifrance, the economic department of Bavaria, Mazars law firm in Germany, Moove Lab (Station F’s mobility startup accelerator founded by MOBILIANs and Via ID), NetMedia International, Smarketer GmbH, from the city of Düsseldorf, where it is based, Business France Germany will support 10 French companies, including eight from the Tech sector and two from the mobility sector. They were unveiled on May 3 after being selected by a Franco-German jury and will participate in a tailored eight-month acceleration program to better understand the specifics of the German market, expand their network and speed up their development abroad. The Rhine.

Business France is a French national agency responsible for the international development of companies and their exports, as well as the prospecting and welcoming of international investments in France. Created on January 1, 2015, it is the result of the merger of Ubifrance and the French Agency for International Investments (AFII) and has a total of 1,500 employees in France and in 55 other countries.

Business France Germany is based in Düsseldorf and has a workforce of more than 40 people responsible for four sectors: agro-food (Agrotech), new technologies, innovation and services (NTIS), infrastructure, transport, industry (ITI) and fashion, housing, health (MHS). It offers four lines of products and services: consulting, networking, communication-press and International Volunteers in Business (VIE).

The Impact Germany program

The Impact Germany program aims to help French companies accelerate their growth and develop in Germany.

Evelyne Scuto-Gaillard, Director of Development and Innovation Support at Bpifrance states:

“We are pleased to renew our support for this program, which provides long-term support to French companies selected in a very demanding and competitive market. The mission will put the foot in the stirrup of the champions of La French Tech and mobility by offering them a personalized course and meetings to develop fine and adapted commercial actions and thus penetrate this complex market with great potential in a context of strong digitization of the Mittelstand. »

The 2022 edition

The call for applications for the third edition of Impact Germany was launched last January and the winners were announced on 3 May.

This personalized eight-month acceleration program has three phases:

From 18 May to 20 May 2022 : Business France in Germany, accompanied by Bpifrance and its partners, will welcome the 10 French companies to their premises at the Consulate General of France in Düsseldorf for the launch of the event.

During these three days, they will have access to personal advice sessions on their development strategy in Germany, the first collective workshops with German experts, Franco-German companies based in the North Rhine-Westphalia region will testify about their experience. . A visit to the “5G Lab” at the University of Medicine in Düsseldorf as well as several networking events with the Business France Germany network are also planned.

From 1 June to 30 June 2022 : This second phase aims to help managers adapt to this new market and help them refine their strategy.

This month will be dedicated to meetings with companies, mentors and partners of Business France during collective sessions. Each company participating in the program will receive a personalized positioning survey.

From the end of August : Launching the investigation phase.

The Franco-German teams from the Tech & Services and Industry & CleanTech departments of Business France in Düsseldorf will support the 10 French managers in searching for local customers and partners and facilitating appointments.

During this third phase, the Business France teams will welcome the French delegation to Munich for a second meeting as part of the Bits&Pretzels Festival, which will be held from 25 to 27 September 2022.

The companies will participate in several networking events, in particular with the French Tech Munich network, the economic department of the Bavarian region “Invest in Bavaria” and the ecosystem.

The 10 companies selected for the program

The 8 Fintech companies that will benefit from this program are:

Exatech

The company offers a wide range of solutions and services to ensure the successful completion of exams and assessments. Its Viatique platform digitizes paper copies of
candidates, instantly anonymizing them and making them available to reviewers for secure on-screen correction.

Krono Safe

The “ASTERIOS TOOL SUITE” software fully automates the configuration and verification of the core in real time: its customers’ application can be quickly certified and executed with precision regardless of the number of processor cores.

moon map

Secure and configurable, the Mooncard makes it possible to pay all company expenses (professional expenses, online purchases, subscriptions) and to fully automate the administrative management (pre-filling of data, storage of receipts, accounting processing) .

Holders

Skeepers, a French Tech 120 company in 2022, helps brands build customer loyalty through ROI and pragmatic solutions that cover the entire customer journey, but also manage and continuously optimize the customer experience. Skeepers already has a subsidiary across the Rhine.

Silver

Silvr is a fintech company and is building Europe’s first financial operating system for digital businesses. Growing with a Series A funding round of €130m, Silvr offers on-demand financial solutions to unlock growth for client companies.

Tixeo

Already established in Berlin, Tixeo offers the most secure video conferencing technology on the market. For more than 15 years, its R&D teams have designed and implemented, in partnership with the largest companies in the sector, innovative security mechanisms.

Trading

TradeIn is a collaborative platform for real-time scoring of companies’ solvency and their payment behavior. The Parisian company helps SMEs to reduce and transfer their business risks. CIC, BNP, Caisse d’Epargne and Mutuelle Générale are among their clients.

Web Geo Services

A French Tech 120 company in 2022, Web Geo Services offers Woosmap, a
unique location technology platform that connects consumers with businesses. This platform is the only one located in Europe and is GDPR compliant with no personal data collected. Web Geo Services already has 7 offices around the world, including a representation in Germany.

The 2 Mobility companies

CaRool

CaRool offers an all-in-one AI solution for workshops and service providers to optimize tires and digitize the automotive sector. This solution makes it possible to find the exact tire reference and check its level of wear thanks to AI-powered image recognition, optimize the tire life, improve the tire changing experience, optimize the grip intelligent online appointment system and enable predictive maintenance thanks to a better knowledge of the consumer.

Repair

By offering a wide range of quality, used and refurbished auto spare parts on a high-performance e-commerce platform, the Reparcar company’s solution allows everyone, private individuals, mechanics, bodybuilders or insurance experts, to find and quickly and easily buy the used auto parts he needs to repair his vehicle.

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