EnterNext Tech Conference Lyon
Look back on the key moments of the EnterNext Tech Conference in Lyon, an event to discuss the financing and support of tech companies in the Rhône-Alpes region. Listen to testimonies and advice from entrepreneurs, leaders of listed companies and experts on the financing of tech companies in the region.
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.