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Go-To-Market Strategy   |   Marketing & Sales   |   U.S. Funding Access   |   Operations

French Tech Hub accelerates the growth of
innovative French companies in the U.S.

We support each client company with an agile team that delivers customized services to streamline U.S. market entry, rapid expansion and operational success. Project teams are comprised of highly qualified French Tech Hub staff complemented by industry and subject matter experts.

Our services can cover the entire U.S. business development process while keeping within a client’s allocated budget. Some clients qualify for financial support from our wide range of financial partners.

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U.S Market Preparation

Non-US entrepreneurs face a lot of challenges when it comes to understand the entrepreneurship culture in the U.S but also the specific traits of doing business, recruiting and growing in the U.S.

Our U.S. Market Preparation Program is perfectly designed to ensure that entrepreneurs understand what it takes to have a successful business in the U.S. To reach that goal, our team of experienced professionals organizes entrepreneurship programs that provide the critical information entrepreneurs should know about the U.S. market:

  • How is the Silicon Valley different from any other entrepreneurship culture?
  • What is it like to do business in the U.S.?
  • How do you build and develop the perfect team to succeed in the U.S.?
  • How do you pitch in the American way?
  • How do you achieve growth in the U.S.?
  • What are the legal issues that entrepreneurs face in the U.S.?
  • How do you develop a strategic mindset to better address your next challenges?

Our Program has proved to be successful and following it, entrepreneurs should be capable of making informed and strategic business decisions. Why? Because it is based on three essential pillars:

It is tailor-made to the specific needs of the entrepreneurs attending each program;
It provides a complete education about entrepreneurship in the U.S. which includes workshops, panels, lectures, visits of companies’ headquarters, individual mentoring sessions and networking events;
It gives startups the opportunity to meet mentors and experts who provide focused and industry-specific content for each program.
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Acceleration Program

Doing business in the U.S. means more than just opening a new sales office. The huge potential of the U.S. market comes with associated risks due to fierce competition, high entry barriers and different business culture. You need a senior marketing and sales team to get first U.S. customers and to manage client relationships effectively. However, you probably don’t have the budget yet to hire a Chief Marketing Officer, a VP sales, and a VP Business development. 

With the Acceleration Program, French Tech Hub builds and manage a dedicated team based on your most immediate needs: strategic positioning, marketing, sales, communication, etc. We become the U.S. extension of your team. Our engagement is renewed on a monthly basis, so you are free to leverage our support only when you need it.

Our methodology has 2 phases:

Phase 1: Go-To-Market Strategy: During a four-month period, we define and validate your value proposition and positioning, we prioritize your market opportunities in the U.S, we find a viable business model and pricing and we identify the best way to access prioritized opportunities. We develop the first marketing materials required to get your first customers.
Phase 2: Scale: After having validated your US market potential during Phase 1 - if the key success factors are in place - we act as your extended team to support the launch of marketing and sales campaign to help you scale your business in the US.

French Tech Hub’s team and its U.S.-based industry experts boast extensive experience in commercializing technology across several industries, with special focus on: Digital & Cloud, Healthcare and Optics & Hardware.

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U.S. Funding Access

Since 2012, we have helped 200+ IT and Life Sciences clients raise over $100M.

We provide fundraising support to selected French startups. Our connection to the Silicon Valley and Boston startup ecosystems allows us to have a strong network of venture capitalists (VCs), angel investors and other investment sources.

Our U.S. Funding Access Process is composed of four milestones that give entrepreneurs the keys to successful fundraising:

1. Introduction to funding advisors and mentors: we identify entrepreneurs who successfully raised funds, funding experts, and VC mentors, and we organize first touch points with them in order to gather their feedback and advice.

2. Fundraising strategy: based on the received feedback, we help you plan your fundraising – definition of amount, timing, types of funding, profile of funds, contact approach, etc.

3. Pitch preparation: we refine your business model and coach you on the delivery of a top, U.S-style investor pitch.

4. Investor roadshow: we organize an intense period of meetings with interested investors, accompany you to your investor meetings if you wish, and debrief with you in order to refine and adjust your strategy and pitch.

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Operations

While launching in the U.S., the legal or tax system can be extremely time consuming and confusing – potentially wasting valuable startup resources and time that should otherwise be focused on the core business opportunities.

French Tech Hub can act as your local Chief Operations Officer to allow you to focus on growing the business. We’ll help ensure local compliance while minimizing the risk and hassles of back office administration.

We provide top-notch business and immigration lawyers, accountants and tax experts to ensure you are well represented from the start. Our clients obtain the best protection and timely, expert information about all legal, fiscal and business matters.

Our operational services include:

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