French Tech Tour supporting international development of France-based startups kicks off in Toronto

Business France, a national agency supporting the international development of France’s economy, is supporting ten startups taking part in its French Tech Tour 2016.

The French Tech Tour, which gives participants three weeks of immersion in the Canadian market, is officially kicking off at the DMZ in Toronto.

From June 6 to 23, ten startups in the business acceleration program take part in individual business meetings with potential clients and partners, while also participating in workshops and networking events across Ontario and Quebec. Participants were selected by a jury of industry-leading companies and key players in Canada’s tech ecosystem.

During the DMZ kickoff, Maluuba VP of product Mohammed Musbah will deliver a keynote based on his experience growing an AI startup, and the ten companies will get to pitch their tech solutions. On June 21, the ten startups will present in Montreal.

“For our 10 startups, the Canadian market is seen as one of the best in the world to test new products and technologies,” the organization said in a statement to BetaKit. “They recognize Canada for its very strong startup culture, supported by key players in the tech ecosystem such as the DMZ or MaRS Discovery District in Toronto as well as FounderFuel in Montreal. While the U.S. market is extremely competitive, French startups understand the Canadian culture as more collaborative, and find it easier to reach decision makers.”

The ten startups taking part in the tour include: