French Tech Austin

La French tech is an accreditation awarded by France to cities recognized worldwide for the dynamism of their startups ecosystem. The French Tech is responsible for supporting the structuring and growth of the French start-up ecosystem, in France and all around the world.
FACC Texas is proud to host La French Tech Austin & Houston in the Texan ecosystem.

Austin Ecosystem

Austin, top destination for tech companies!

Austin has strong arguments to convince businesses to grow in its vibrant ecosystem. Nationally recognized as a leading hub for corporate headquarters, Austin hosts industry giants such as Tesla, Dell, Whole Foods, eBay, IBM, Indeed, Visa, Vrbo, and Oracle.

La French Tech Austin actively supports the local innovation ecosystem by fostering collaboration and connecting French tech companies to resources that support their growth within the area. It also promotes the unique savoir-faire of its community, helping to establish a strong presence in this dynamic market.

BOARD & AMBASSADORS

A strong team of entrepreneurs and experts leading the french tech community.

Aurore Ladeveze

Director - Austin & San Antonio

Liz Wiley

Attorney. FT Austin Co-President
Fulton Jeang PLLC

Alexandre Raguet

FT Austin Co-President
Venture Partner at Energy Impact Partners

Brigitte Benquet

CEO
Unified Finance Organization

Pauline Billy

Co-Founder
P&S Branding

Guillaume Lardeux

SVP, Head Transformation & Office CEO
Genesys

Antoine Lescure

Partner
50 Partners

Emeline Stout

CEO & Founder
Elastique Athletics

Alexis Aimard

Director of Product Management
Expedia Group

Guillaume Hennion

VP Software
Globalgig

Yann Cohen-Addad

Chief Commercial Officer
Fairlyne

Severine Embert

Founder
Austin in My Eyes

Isabelle Bettler

Executive Director
Education Francaise Austin

Sonia Feigenbaum

Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement/Chief International Officer
UT Austin

Estelle Garcia

CEO
LivaFortis

Glimpse into our past events

French Talents in American Tech Giants

Speakers Lineup:

  • Geraldine Chachoua, Machine Learning Chief of Staff | Google
  • Guillaume Guy, Data Science Manager | Airbnb
  • Guillaume Lardeux, SVP & General Manager | Genesys
  • Eric Venditti, Principal Engineer | NVIDIA

Thank you to Geraldine Chachoua and Google for hosting us!

Thank you Jean-Philippe Guy from BBR, French Country Wine!

French Tech 10 years Anniversary : New Chapter in Austin for French Companies

Speakers Lineup:

  • Emeline Kuhner-Stout, CEO | Elastique Athletics
  • Olivier Duchenne, CEO | Adriel
  • Antoine Lescure, investor | BoxCo
  • Valentin BEAUFRETON, Plant General Manager | Capsum
  • Saloua Moutaoufik, Industry and Public Relations | Aldoria

Thank you to Myron Stout, VP at J.P. Morgan for hosting us!

Tech & Building

Speakers Lineup:

Etienne Cadestin, Founder & CEO | Longevity Partners
Chloe Waller, SVP | Airthings
Marc Fauchereau, CEO US | Maison Janneau
Charles Di Piazza, CEO | Piazza Architect
Miguel Walker | Positive Energy

Thank you to Marc Fauchereau, CEO USA from Maison Janneau for hosting us!

You missed this event? Get the presentation here.

Austin Ecosystem

Key Industries

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Data Management
  • Clean Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Digital Media Tech

Austin, the new “silicon hills”

  • Top Destination: Ranked among the top cities to start a business and live in the U.S.
  • Venture Capital: massive inflows of venture capital.
  • Talent and Education:Talent reservoir, enhanced by top-tier educational offerings from the iconic University of Texas at Austin.
  • Innovative Aura: Known for its innovative vibe and deeply ingrained entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Cost of Living: Offers lower living costs compared to Silicon Valley, making it an attractive alternative.
  • Cultural Epicenter: The host city of the colossal SXSW conference.
  • Quality of Life: Enjoyable weather, scenic landscapes, and the harmonious rhythms of the live music capital of the U.S.A.
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