Build the bridge. Bring talents.

Gael Duval

Founder & President, La French Touch Conference

About us

La French Touch Conference is an itinerant business event with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. Its mission is to build the bridge between France, Europe and other startup ecosystems all over the world.

La French Touch Conference was founded in 2014 by Gaël Duval, a serial French digital entrepreneur. Since then, there has already been four editions: three in New York City, gathering each year about 600 attendees, and one in San Francisco in the format of an unconference.

The event gathers entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, and many other people who are innovative, creative, open to the world and ready to connect with each other.

La French Touch Conference also launched Pitch in the Plane, a unique startup competition that allows entrepreneurs to pitch their startup to a jury of investors and business leaders on a Paris – New York flight, 35,000 feet above the Atlantic.

In 2017, and after its first San Francisco edition, La French Touch Conference will be heading back to New York City on June 27&28. The 2nd edition of Pitch in the Plane will open the event on June 26.

PAST SPEAKERS

Alain Benichou

Former CEO
IBM France

Alicia Glen

Deputy Mayor
Housing and Economic Development for NYC

Céline Lazorthes

Founder & CEO
Leetchi Group

Geraldine Le Meur

Co-Founder
The Refiners

Jean-Baptiste Rudelle

Co-founder & CEO
Criteo

Marie Ekeland

Co-founder
Daphni

Matt Turck

Managing director
Firstmark Capital

Michael Pryor

CEO
Trello

Ming-Po Cai

Founder & President
Cathay Capital Private Equity

Ragy Thomas

CEO & founder
Sprinklr

Scott Birnbaum

Founder
Red Sea Ventures

Sean Rad

Founder
Tinder

Key Facts about our 2016 Edition

Attendees

Speakers

Raised

One to one business meetings

Major business announcements

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