Alumni

CANCELLED: Polsky in Paris: Exploring Entrepreneurship in France

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of France

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

March 11, 2020: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus it has been decided to cancel the event.

Join the University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of France for a special evening in Paris.

Where

University of Chicago Center in Paris
6 Rue Thomas Mann
Paris, France

Event Details

Join the University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of France for a special evening highlighting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in France and featuring pitch presentations from some of the leading FinTech startups in the region.

The evening will feature Waverly Deutsch, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth, who will give a special presentation on the state of entrepreneurship and innovation in France and moderate a panel with local investors and entrepreneurs to discuss France's entrepreneurial ecosystem, how it compares to the U.S., and what the two can learn from each other. Following the panel, four innovative FinTech startups will pitch to a panel of leading VCs and take questions from the audience. The event will conclude with a networking reception and special champagne toast compliments of Dechert LLP.

This event will also serve as a platform to announce a new initiative from the University, the UChicago Global Entrepreneurs Network.

AGENDA
6:00 - 6:30pm // Registration and Opening Reception

6:30 - 6:35pm // Welcome Remarks
(HOST) Dechert LLP Paris

6:35 - 6:40pm // Welcome from the University of Chicago
(SPEAKER) Penka Bergmann, AM '00 – Director, Alumni Relations, Chicago Booth

6:40 - 6:45pm // Announcement of UChicago GEN Initiative
(SPEAKER) Waverly Deutsch - Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth; Polsky Director for UChicago GEN, Polsky Center

6:45 - 7:45pm // The State of Entrepreneurship in France
(MODERATOR) Waverly Deutsch - Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth; Polsky Director for UChicago GEN, Polsky Center
(PANELISTS)
Matthieu Heurtel - Conseiller Technique Écosystèmes et Innovation, Cabinet de Cédric O
Bernard-Louis Roques - Founder, Truffle Capital
Gwen Salley - Head of Investment and Services, Station F

7:45 - 8:45pm // Fintech Startup Pitch Presentations
(EXPERT JURY)
Thomas Cuvelier - Partner, Alven
Anne-Charlotte Rivière - Partner, Dechert LLP
Gabrielle Thomas - Partner, Blackfin

8:45 - 10:00pm // Champagne Toast and Networking Reception

If you are the founder of a fintech startup that is currently raising a round of startup capital, please contact Cerise Miller, associate director of global engagement at the Polsky Center to apply to pitch at this event.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

Deadline: 3/6/2020

Questions

Cerise Miller