Developing activities and partnership in the U.S

We gathered a list of services & tools to help you to expand in Silicon Valley.

Kickstart your business in the U.S

with French Friendly Acceleration Programs

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IMPACT USA

In partnership with Bpifrance, Business France runs twice a year Impact USA, a 10-week acceleration program to help the best French startups successfully launch in the US. Impact USA is based both in San Francisco and New York and has been named by CB Insights “Most active accelerator for French Startups” in 2017.

  • 82% of graduated companies are now established in the US with a local team
  • over $120M of VC funding have been secured since program was launched in 2014
  • 200+ US sales contracts have been sourced by Impact USA
  • +50% workforce in graduated companies post Impact.

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The Refiners

The Refiners is a 3-month acceleration program open to both early and venture-backed technology startups with a vision for making a global impact on the technology space. They provides participating companies with investment capital, access to co-working space and mentor support and guidance from top Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs, investors and other notable business leaders from the technology community.

Accelerate your business development

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Business France, the French international business development agency, accelerates the growth of French companies in North America, through personalized services allowing entrepreneurs to efficiently adjust and thrive in one of the most challenging markets in the world.

Services provided :

  • Organization of BtoB meetings with potential partners ;
  • Lead generation ;
  • Strategic introductions ;
  • Coaching and mentoring ;

Business France’s New Technologies business development experts, a 16-person team established on both coasts of the USA, assisted over 100 companies in their North American development in 2014 and secured more than 1000 meetings with 200 US companies.


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The US French Tech Hub support each client company with an agile team that delivers customized services to streamline U.S. market entry, rapid expansion and operational success. Project teams are comprised of highly qualified French Tech Hub staff complemented by industry and subject matter experts. 

Services provided :

  • Operations (Domiciliation, Working Desk, Subsidiary creation, VISA, Accounting, Taxation, Payroll, Customer Support)
  • Marketing & Sales (Defining and implementing your marketing strategy and communication plan, Refining and adapting your product’s user interface to fit the American target users & buyer)
  • US Funding Access (Pitch preparation, Introductions to potential investors, Roadshow of interested investors)
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The French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco (FACCSF) is a non-profit, non-governmental and member-driven organization. 

Services provided :

Find Expansion Financing

Raise funds | Financing | Guarantee


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Loans & Guarantee

Bpifrance offers a range of financing products (debt) as needed (increase your cash flow, grow your business and finance your growth, guarantee your bank loans, innovate) :

  • soft loans (repayable advance, zero yield loan),
  • investment loan to support your fundraising (1 euro loan for 2 euros raised),
  • loan for Innovation (if your company has more than 3 years).
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Pitch Events with VCs

We regularly organize events in SF with VCs.

Hire Talented People / Find a Job

Job Boards | V.I.E


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The VIE International Internship Program

The VIE enables businesses to give 18- to 28-year-old candidates a temporary assignment of between six and 24 months in a foreign country. The assignment can be renewed once, but may not exceed two years in total. The scheme is open to candidates of all qualification levels not only from France, but also from any other country in the European Economic Area.

Benefits for businesses :

  • No administrative formalities  to complete for personnel sent to work abroad ;
  • Financial incentives ;
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AngelList

AngelList is a U.S. website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups.

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FACCSF Job board

You are an employer ? You are a candidate ? Take a look at our recruitment center (members only)

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