08/12/2015 - Espace Saint-Martin, 199 bis Rue Saint-Martin 75003 Paris

EnterNext Tech Conference 2015 in Paris

In November 2014, EnterNext organised its first EnterNext Tech Conference in Paris.

This year, EnterNext deployed this initiative in French regions: Bordeaux, Nantes, Lille, Lyon, Toulouse and Montpellier, as well as in Belgium (Anvers), organising the Benelux Capital Day, and in Portugal (Lisbon) in the framework of ICT 2015.

A second edition of the pan-European EnterNext Tech Conference returns to Paris on 8 December 2015.

Tech executives (listed & non-listed), VCs, Business Angels, institutional investors, financial analysts, professional Tech organisations & associations, development & financing hubs, incubators, banks, advisors, government representatives and public bodies, as well as specialised Tech Media will exchange on the financing the growth of Tech companies.

Topics tackled during this conference include:

  • The Tech dynamism in Europe
  • Attracting new international investors
  • New uses & new markets: the future trend of the Tech sector
  • Key information for a successful IPO
  • Boosting the attractiveness of a Tech stock

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22/10/2015 - Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (CCL)

ICT 2015

EnterNext organised its first EnterNext Tech Conference in Portugal in October 2015, as part of the Startup Europe Forum. The Startup Europe Forum is dedicated to start-ups and SMEs, innovators, private and public investors, and policy makers, and is part of the ICT 2015 event organised by the European Commission, together with the Portuguese Foundation of Technology & Science.

To discuss measures for increasing the proportion of young digital companies in EU stock markets and to attract more private investments in to tech companies, EnterNext brought together different leaders to speak openly about start-ups and financing sources, specificities of tech companies (risk, innovation, rapid maturity cycles), financing consequences and IPOs.

09:00 - 10:00 : The role of capital markets for Tech companies

Introduction : 

  • Eric Forest, EnterNext CEO


  • Pedro Wilton, EnterNext (Moderator)
  • Francisco Veloso, Dean, Lisbon Catholic University
  • Gonçalo Fernandes, SmartEquity
  • Luís Quaresma, Oxy Capital
  • Robin Slakhorst, Symbid
  • Michel Pingeot, Ecoslops

More information: Lisbon to Host Enternext's Tech Conference

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ICT 2015 website

Start-up Europe Forum webpage


12/10/2015 - Kinepolis Event Center

Benelux Capital Day

The Benelux Capital Day is a Euronext initiative that aims to gather together all key stakeholders such as companies, investors, banks, associations, law firms, accountants, advisors, etc. around a new cross-border conference on Access to Finance on a Benelux scale, with a strong focus on Tech companies in the morning programme, and a wider focus on Growth companies in the afternoon programme.

The event’s objective was to:

  • Create an annual investment platform for technology driven entrepreneurs and growth companies, institutional investors, private equity, family offices, etc., while promoting financial transactions between our countries.
  • Offer a strong portfolio of listed and non-listed Benelux technology and innovative companies, in need of equity, debt and/or mergers & acquisitions from local and foreign investors from Europe, and potentially the US.
  • Provide a status update on how to improve access to capital for listed and non-listed companies with topics such as: attractive investment instruments, new EU regulations, perception of technology and innovative companies in the financial markets, etc.

The morning TECH focus was part of EnterNext’s initiative to connect technology driven growth companies, listed and non-listed, investors and the Tech ecosystem through Tech Conferences in the four countries covered by its markets.

In the afternoon, sessions on GROWTH, with leading expert speakers from European issuers, FIT, company management representatives, young start-up CEOs, brokers and law firms, partners from the VC-PE industry, as well as academics from Belgian and Dutch universities, etc.

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Press Release: Euronext hosts first Benelux Capital Day 


EnterNext's page dedicated to the Benelux Capital Day: 


29/09/2015 - Musée Fabre

EnterNext Tech Conference in Montpellier

The Montpellier Tech conference brought together over one hundred representatives of the national and regional tech eco-system, including CEOs, business angels, private equity investors, fund managers, bankers, analysts and consultants. It was Montpellier’s first conference dedicated to the technology sector and financial markets, with a full day of input and networking centred on the financing options available to innovative companies. The aim was to inject energy and momentum into the tech eco-system, and a large number of local tech sector players will take part.

France’s Mediteranean area (including Languedoc-Roussillon) is the third-ranked home region for companies listed on the exchange, after Greater Paris and Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne. Businesses here are increasingly interested in seeking the financing they need on capital markets. Since Euronext was created in May 2013, four tech companies from Languedoc have already listed, raising a total of €61.5 million to finance their development. The first half of 2015 was particularly fruitful, as both Océasoft and Sensorion made their market debuts.

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15/09/2015 - CCI de Toulouse

EnterNext Tech Conference in Toulouse

Organised with the support of the Toulouse Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Toulouse Place Financière, this Tech Conference will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and other experts to examine financing options available to innovative companies. The variety of attendee profiles will highlight the region’s efforts to create an eco-system for these fast-growing businesses, while local tech company founders and leaders will be on hand to contribute their experiences and insights into the special features and needs of the tech sector.

Greater Toulouse is home to a well-developed eco-system of innovative businesses, particularly in its traditional fields of excellence: aerospace, healthcare, agriculture and food. Since EnterNext’s local team began operating in 2013, there have been seven listings by innovative SMEs from the region—Safti Groupe, I.CERAM, Figeac Aéro, Implanet, Fermentalg, Genticel and Cerenis Therapeutics, together raising over €170 million.

The region has three Toulouse-based clusters: Aérospace Valley, Cancer-Bio-Santé and Agrimip Innovation. But digitalclusters and hubs are also well-represented with Digital Place, IOT Valley and La Mêlée, as is healthcare, with Bio Medical Alliance.

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08/07/2015 - Conseil régional Rhône-Alpes

EnterNext Tech Conference in Lyon

The Tech Conference was held on Wednesday, July 8, at Lyon’s Hôtel de Région and was organised jointly by EnterNext and the Rhône-Alpes region. It was a resounding success, with the focus on financing tech companies in the Rhône-Alpes region, Auvergne, and Burgundy and contributing to their growth.

Dedicated to the entrepreneurs driving innovative companies, the event also highlighted the range of tools and initiatives deployed in the Rhône-Alpes region to help tech companies—from start-ups to mid-size enterprises. Heads of iconic regional businesses and experts joined in to share their vision of the sector’s potential, needs and special features.

The Lyon region already has a vibrant eco-system of innovative companies built around world scale competitiveness clusters Minalogic and Lyon Biopole, plus many other top-tier clusters ranging from Clust’R Numérique and Axelera to Tenerrdis. Since EnterNext opened its Lyon office in 2013, 12 innovative local SMEs have listed on Euronext, among them Amplitude, Crossject, Carbios, Oncodesign, McPhy Energy, Poxel, Tronics, and Visiativ, raising €250 million in all. Lyon also has a large pool of innovative SMEs; Lyon, Grenoble and, recently, Saint-Etienne have all been awarded the French Tech label and six companies in the region—Adocia, Erytech, Valneva, LDLC, Metabolic Explorer and SOITEC—are part of the Tech 40 label launched by EnterNext in 2015. All are assisted by EnterNext teams at grassroots level and can tap into its many initiatives to raise their profile and meet investors.

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09/06/2015 - La Cité des échanges

EnterNext Tech Conference in Lille

Held on 9 June 2015, the Tech Conference was organised jointly by EnterNext and Lille Place Tertiaire with the support of Pierre de Saintignon, Vice President of the Northern France region; Frédéric Motte, President of MEDEF Nord-Pas de Calais, the French employers’ federation regional team; and Philippe Hourdain, President of the Greater Lille Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It was an outstanding success, with the spotlight on financing the region’s tech companies and contributing to their growth.

Dedicated to the entrepreneurs driving innovative companies, the event also gave advisors, investors and government authorities a chance to meet up and promote Greater Lille as a technology hub. Themes addressed included tools and initiatives deployed to finance companies—from start-ups to mid-size enterprises—and the role of regional eco-systems in promoting company growth. Heads of iconic regional businesses and experts joined in to share their vision of the sector’s potential, needs and special features.

In 2014, SMEs from Northern France listed on markets covered by EnterNext raised €81.5 million on stock markets—the highest figure in six years. Most were in sectors of excellence driving the local economy, with a particular focus on life sciences. Genfit’s transfer from Alternext to Euronext in March 2014 and its inclusion in the SBF 120 index are a perfect illustration of how capital markets can encourage the emergence of regional SMEs.

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03/06/2015 - Stéréolux – Salle Micro

EnterNext at The Web2day Digital Festival

To celebrate the Web2day Digital Festival, EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary dedicated to promoting and growing the market for small and medium-sized companies, presented a session explaining how tech companies can use financial markets to secure the financing they need. This was the third in a series of presentations organised by EnterNext in each of the French cities awarded the “French Tech” label. It features entrepreneurs, investors, analysts and other experts, all contributing their vision of the financing challenges facing tech companies.

Web2day, France’s second largest digital event, brought together over 130 international speakers for three days dedicated to innovation, digital technology and new web trends. Nearly 2,000 participants are expected. This year, for the first time, an afternoon was dedicated to finance and offers two presentations: financing tech business growth and positioning financial markets as a growth driver for SMEs in tech fields. By providing a forum for debate and promoting discussions among stakeholders, Web2day created a new momentum and helped tech companies meet the challenge of securing finance.

Western France counts 34 listed SMEs representing total market capitalisation of €3.6 billion. Over 40% are in tech fields, with two—Ekinops and Valneva—awarded the Tech 40 label launched in April to promote Europe’s most dynamic and innovative listed SMEs.

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27/01/2015 - Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux

EnterNext Tech Conference in Bordeaux

The Tech conference took place on 27 January 2015 at the Contempory Arts Museum (CAPC) in Bordeaux, and brought together around 120 representatives of France’s national and regional tech eco-system — entrepreneurs, business angels, private equity investors, fund managers, bankers, analysts and advisors. As Bordeaux’s first event dedicated to tech companies and financial markets, the day information input and discussions on identifying and securing financing for innovative businesses. The aim was clear: equip the eco-system with fresh energy and promote an already positive trend. The event was organised with the assistance of many local contenders.

Located in south-western France, Aquitaine is the country’s most active region for start-ups, with tech industries the third largest activity. Since EnterNext was founded in May 2013, five tech companies from the south-west have listed, raising a total of €106 million. Here, 2014 was a particularly rich year, with I-Ceram, Genticel, Innoveox and Fermentalg all making their market debuts, winning the favours of individual and institutional investors alike.

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