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France Vs. Silicon Valley: what's next?

The FACCSF in partnership with Challenges, is glad to introduce, a new series of live panel sessions:
"France Vs. Silicon Valley, what's next?" with inspiring leaders based on both sides who share their views on specific topics.

Edition 1 - Special Venture Capital and Private Equity

For this very first edition, we were honored to welcome four top leaders: Reza Malekzadeh, Fleur Pellerin, Pascale Diaine and Romain Serman who shared their expertise and discuss investment trends/strategies in France and in Silicon Valley for the upcoming year. 

Moderated by Gilles Fontaine, editor in chief at Challenges magazine.

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Edition 2 - Special wine industry

An exclusive discussion between Michel Rolland, the world's most recognized oenologist & winemaker and Gilles Fontaine, editor in chief at Challenges. Supported by our member H&A.

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Edition 3 - Special food industry

Coronavirus is affecting businesses across industries and across the globe, and the food industry is no exception both in France & in California. To know more about what is going on, we have invited Julia Bijaouico-founder of Frichti & Pascal Rigofounder and co-owner of Bay Bread & La Boulange to discuss the next trends. Thank you to our supporter Capgemini.

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Edition 4 - The future of education

As of March 18, 849 million children and students have been forced out of schools and universities in a total of 113 countries. COVID-19 will exacerbate weaknesses in higher education business models that are highly dependent on international students and haven’t created an adequate online strategy. Will online become the strategy to serve their mission instead of being just an addition to their programs ? 

A live discussion between Marie-Christine Levet, founder & partner of EducapitalGregory La Blanc, Lecturer| Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Berkeley Haas and Gilles Fontaine, editor in chief at Challenges magazine. Supported by Capgemini & Work.com

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  • Support the mission of a non-profit: the FACCSF

  • Associate your name to French American top leaders and some powerful brands (i.e. Challenges)

  • Gain Visibility in the US and in France for the next 4 months  

    • FACCSF local and international business community (5,000 people)

    • Challenges’ Magazine readers and audience (French and international)

  • Influence the agenda and propose some speakers or moderators


For more information or to discuss the different topics and opportunities, click on the link below.




Organized in partnership with Challenges magazine  

  • Discover the Silicon Valley ecosystem and its latest trends
  • Travel & connect with the Challenges editorial team
  • Meet with inspiring leaders who are part of the success of Silicon Valley
  • Attend the Ceremony of the FABA 2021, which will honor the best French-American companies, entrepreneurs and executives based in the San Francisco Bay Area.    

Exact dates & program to be announced soon...

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