Futur en Seine Business Tours


Take part in the Paris Region Business Tours on June 8th, just before the opening of Futur en Seine!

This program offers you VIP access to the most innovative sites of the Paris Region in digital transformation!


Make the most of your stay in Paris to visit -for free- the most innovative French digital start-ups, innovation platforms and tech companies:


  • Blablacar, the world's leading long distance ridesharing service, connecting drivers with empty seats to people travelling the same way.
  • Le Cargo, the biggest parisian innovation platform offering a dedicated site to young innovative companies connected to the creative industries and digital content.
  • The EdFab, a new innovation site dedicated to the digital transformation of the education & training sector. 
  • Criteo, a personalized retargeting company that provide Internet retailers with personalized online display advertisements solutions. 
  • The startup accelerator Numa, providing coworking space, start-up acceleration programs, and open innovation programs.


These visits are organized within 2 tours on June 8th. Each tour is independent and includes:

- the visits
- transfers by bus to the sites

All organizational and logistics costs are taken care of by Paris Region Entreprises.

Registration is required due to limited capacities and will be submitted to validation. 


This program is organized by Paris Region Entreprises and Cap Digital


Paris Region Entreprises and its partners often set up business tours to showcase the assets of the Paris region to companies, prescribers, opinion leaders and reporters. Paris Region Entreprises also helps foreign companies expand their business and set up their offices in the Paris Region through a full range of services, completely free of charge.

June 8th 2016 from 09:00 AM to 05:15 PM GMT -5

TOUR 1 - Wednesday 8 June from 9.00am to 1.45pm


Visits of Blablacar and Le Cargo 

BlaBlaCar is the world's largest long-distance ridesharing community. Conceived in December 2003 by Frédéric Mazzella, and founded in 2006, BlaBlaCar connects drivers and passengers willing to travel together between cities and share the cost of the journey. BlaBlaCar has more than 25 million members across 22 countries.  

Le Cargo: the biggest parisian innovation platfom. This 15,000m² space, which opened last November, incubates and supports startups specialised in the digital and creative industries. As one of the largest incubators in Europe and a symbol of digital ambition in Paris, the Cargo is a meeting place for entrepreneurs, researchers, artists, students and social actors, as well as all those supporting cultural and digital expansion in Paris and worldwide. 


Following these two visits, the group will be invited to a networking lunch at the EdFab, a new innovation site dedicated to the digital transformation of the education & training sector created by Cap Digital in 2016 . 


Program (registration is compulsory)

Meeting point at 9.00am at Carreau du Temple, 4 Rue Eugène Spuller - 75003 Paris (metro station "République" or "Temple")

10.00am to 11.00am: Visit of Blablacar

11.30am to 12.15am: Visit of the Cargo

12.30am to 1.45pm: Networking lunch at the Edfab

1.45pm to 2.15pm: Return to Paris City Center

TOUR 2 - Wednesday 8 June from 2.30pm to 4.15pm

Visits of Criteo and Numa

Criteo is a "personalized retargeting company" that works with Internet retailers to serve personalized online display advertisements to consumers that have previously visited the advertiser's website. The company currently operates in a total of 30 markets around the world and is headquartered in Paris. Criteo was founded in Paris in 2005 by Jean-Baptiste Rudelle, Franck Le Ouay and Romain Niccoli. From 20 employees in 2008, the firm today employs 1,300 people.

NUMA is a “catalyst for innovation”, an emblematic actor for the European digital ecosystem. Created in 2000 under the name of Silicon Sentier, NUMA has built its development on the implementation of pioneering services in the domain of collaborative innovation. Its services include La Cantine, France's first co-working space, created in 2008, and Le Camping, France's first startup accelerator, created in 2011, since renamed NUMA Sprint.


Program (registration is compulsory)

Meeting point at 2.15pm at metro Trinité d'Estienne d'Ornes

2.30pm to 3.15pm: Visit of Criteo

3.30pm to 4.15pm: Visit of the Numa

4.15pm: End of the tour


Following these two visits, the group will be invited to the international party of Futur en Seine, starting at 7pm at Wallonia-Brussels General Delegation - 274 boulevard St Germain, Paris (registration is compulsory:  https://bit.ly/1NqfEkv). 


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