NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since 2008, the FAEA (an initiative of Club 600) has been committed to fostering the awareness and development of high potential early-stage startups founded and/or led by French entrepreneurs in the United States.
During an extensive selection process, the FAEA Committee, composed of corporate executives and entrepreneurs from various fields and sectors, assessed startup participants based on the innovative, viability and scalability aspects of their business model.
The winners were announced during an award ceremony which was held on June 6th, 2023 at the Consulate General of France in New York under the patronage of Jérémie Robert (Consul General) and in presence of Damien Laban (Deputy Consul General) and Margaux Buridant (SVP, Wealth Management – New York, Bank of the West, BMO Harris Bank N.A.).
FIRST PLACE WINNER: Hypercell Technologies
Hypercell Technologies has developed a proprietary point-of-care diagnostic technology platform that is as accurate as the gold standard PCR, 10x faster, and without expensive lab equipment. Hypercell allows the detection of biological contaminants in the food chain - from production to transformation - quickly, early, frequently and with precision.
Dr. Bruno Jactel (Founder & CEO, Hypercell Technologies) said: “The Hypercell team is particularly grateful to have received the first prize of the 2023 FAEA. This is a great honor that will give us even more motivation to pursue our project with energy and determination”.
SECOND PLACE WINNER: Braave
Braave is a leading BreastTech company that is transforming the lingerie industry with its innovative 3D technologies. Their mission is to provide unparalleled comfort and support for women while promoting sustainability by eliminating traditional bra sizes and reducing waste in production.
Claire Chabaud-Tropéan (Founder & CEO, Braave) said: “I feel deeply honored. Meeting these inspiring individuals who continuously challenge and support me in my business has been a remarkable experience. Their strong US network offers immense potential and I am excited to leverage their expertise and forge valuable connections."
THIRD PLACE WINNER: WALTER
WALTER is a benefit corporation that proudly helps organizations and individuals in New York City to safely and responsibly dispose of their used electronics while providing job opportunities for people facing persistent barriers to employment.
Jonathan Thorn (Co-founder & CEO, WALTER) and Guillaume Charvon, (Co-founder & Chairman, WALTER) said: “We were thrilled to participate in the FAEA. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase our electronics recycling social business, meet the judges and the other participants. We look forward to coming back next year as spectators!”
The FAEA empowers the winners with a unique opportunity to reach their next level of development with:
- exposure and networking opportunities in the French business community and in the U.S. startup ecosystem
- 1st Prize Winner: $25,000 in cash value
- 2nd Prize Winner: $15,000 in cash value
- 3rd Prize Winner: $7,500 in cash value
(www.faea-us.com for details)
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
The FAEA is made possible thanks to the support of the following sponsors and partners.
- Platinum sponsor: Bank of the West (BMO Harris Bank N.A.)
- Gold sponsor: Corporate Suites, FrenchFounders
- Silver sponsors: Air France, Jade Fiducial, Transmark Partners
- Bronze sponsors: Angelina, Baron Francois, Comexposium, Ernst & Linder, Extend, Loop Seven, LR Paris, Pressario, Saint James
- Business France
- BPI France
- Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France - North-East USA Committee
- Consulate General of France in New York
- French American Chamber of Commerce – New York
- French Morning