Back to work!

This summer break was a good opportunity for us to pause and reflect about what we could improve for you, startuppeurs, especially during our LFTBreakfasts! We took into consideration what you suggested when we did our annual survey earlier this year. And in a nutshell, there are five things that you would like:

5 Things you’ve asked for:

  • more networking events with your peers (exclusively between « startup »/ »scaleup »)
  • networking in english (because you’re coming from all over the world to develop your start-up in and from Lyon, thanks to French Tech Ticket, French Tech Visa and Big Booster)
  • the opportunity to be more involve in the Lyon French Tech community’s actions
  • better identify « reliable providers » you could « partner with.
  • you more opportunities, for B2B and B2B2C start-up to connect with big corporations

We’ve listened to you, we’ve understood and we’ve then decided to change the format of our traditional « LFT Breakfasts ».

Because we are the only organisation in Lyon that gathers all start-up/scale-up based in Lyon Métropole, no matter what industry they belong to (Digital (software, hardware) / HealthTech / CleanTech / FoodTech / FinTech / Manufacturing, Education, Entertainment, Security, Sport, Retail,..). we are « the place be » to « make our start-up / scale-up community smarter and bigger, by fostering « networking and collaborative intelligence » in between peers.

 

So this is what we’ll offers from September 2018: 2 New LFT Breakfast formats!

  • 1 LFT Breakfast in English each month. The Goal of this format : Getting to « introduce to startuppers only » your new startup (and as a mirror, getting to know new peers in our community – This could lead to sharing your best practices, new productivity tools you’ve discovered or have beein using for a while, challenges, partnership, collaborations, business and competitive intelligence.
  • Some LFT Breakfast in French (because the alumnis of the international French Tech programs do live in France and also need to improve their French to develop business here » :)), in the format of Masterclasses + 4 following « one-to-one sessions » with one public and national partner of La French Tech.

The only conditions to be able to attend these LFT Breakfasts are:

  • Being a member of Lyon French Tech : It is free and easy: You « only » have to register your start-up in our Database (therefore, we guarantee that you will exclusively be « with your peers » – No web agency, no communication agency, no lawyers, no accountants, no bookkeepers during our « LFT Breakfast in English, unless « special occasions » and you will be informed ahead)
  • Speak English: Well, you’re a startupper, so you and your company should be able to talk in English (since startups want to « scale » and « go global » very quickly) and this shouldn’t be an issue for you – right?:)  (If « networking in english is a issue for you, then ask you the question if you should really consider your company as a « start-up » rather than a more traditionnal « Small or Medium Size Enterprise (SME) and/or if you shouldn’t hire someone who’s fluent in English, since it is THE Business language)
  • Speak French (🙂 As you can see, we sometimes talk in English, other times in French (because we’re French :)) (and besides, this article actually includes both languages): that’s a way for you to get used to switch from one language to another 🙂 )
  • Register to Each Event: Our LFT Breakfasts, organised at Lyon French Tech (1Bis rue de la Charité, 69002 Lyon) cannot exceed 50 attendees and all participants must registered ahead (we count on you, also, to inform us if you have last minute « changes of plans » and are no longer able to attend the event: That way, you’ll enable other startuppers to participate. To know about our events, please regularly take a look at our agenda (and since you are a member of our non-for-profit organisation, you’ll also receive our monthly newsletter that informs about the « no to be missed » events.)

That’s all!

Stay tunned, as we are going to fill our our agenda regularly!

We’re looking to see you at Lyon French Tech!

Cheers,

The LFT Team