Bpifrance is the French national investment bank: it finances businesses – at every stage of their development – through loans, guarantees, equity investments and export insurances. Bpifrance also provides extrafinancial services (training, consultancy…) to help entrepreneurs meet their challenges (innovation, export…).
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation—inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.
Hello Tomorrow is a global organisation dedicated to leveraging deep technologies to solve world challenges. Partnering with universities and research labs, we identify early-stage startups and empower them through our Global Challenge. We connect these pioneers with industry, investors, researchers, and regulators through events in over 10 countries. We also provide consulting services to help companies integrate deep tech into their strategies, training them to be more agile.
EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university with students, professors, and staff from over 120 nations. A dynamic environment, open to Switzerland and the world, EPFL is centered on three missions: teaching, research and innovation. EPFL works together with an important network of partners, including other universities and colleges, industry and the economy, politicians and the general public, in order to have a real impact on society.
SOSV — The Accelerator VC — is a $300M venture fund operating global accelerator programs: HAX (Shenzhen/San Francisco) for hardware, IndieBio (San Francisco) and RebelBio (Cork/London) for life sciences, Chinaccelerator (Shanghai) and MOX (Taipei) for cross-border internet, and FOOD-X (NYC) for the business of food. SOSV invests in over 150 companies per year and over its two- decade history has a net IRR of over 30%, putting it in the top 10% of VC funds in the world.