French-American Chamber Of Commerce (FACC) Makes Peachtree Corners Home, French Tech Atlanta Reinforces ‘Silicon Orchard’ As Startup Hub
Peachtree Corners one of the nation’s first smart cities powered by real-world connected infrastructure and 5G announced that the French-American Chamber of Commerce-Atlanta (FACC-Atlanta) is moving operations from the Consulate General of France to office space within the Innovation Center at Curiosity Lab. In relation, La French Tech – a French government-supported ecosystem of startups, investors, decision-makers and community builders – will expand collaboration with and leverage Peachtree Corners as they guide companies looking to develop technologies and expand into North America.
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“French Tech Atlanta and FACC are delighted to join the Curiosity Lab and the overall Peachtree Corners smart city ecosystem. This will enable French startups to collaborate with many innovators and prove out their technology in a unique and live environment, with real city-owned connected infrastructure that cannot be replicated in a laboratory. Overall, La French Tech Atlanta will be another pillar to support existing and blossoming Francophile startups, promote French Tech across the Southeast by broadening cross-Atlantic relationships and help future French startups to grow their business in the United States in the heart of Silicon Orchard.” – President of French Tech Atlanta, Board Member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce and French Trade Advisor (CCE – Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur), Sebastien Lafon
This La French Tech accreditation reflects a larger collaboration between French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCE), the Service for Science and Technology of the French Embassy, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, Attaché for Cultural Services and FACC-Atlanta to reinforce the region as the premier North American destination for French companies to do business. From FinTech, Biotech, AgroTech, film and gaming to other areas of deep technology and more, startups and mature companies alike from various industries have been building momentum in a region of Metro Atlanta being called “Silicon Orchard.”
“It’s with great excitement that we welcome the French-American Chamber of Commerce, La French Tech Atlanta and all other business ecosystem partners as new members of our community in the City of Peachtree Corners and at Curiosity Lab. It’s no longer a secret that our region is a hot spot attracting immense investment and resources from some of the world’s brightest technology developers and enterprises. We look forward to working with French businesses to help graduate their solutions into the real world and leverage the benefits of operating here – from the most flexible, pro-business city government, our safe and beautiful residential communities to our connected smart city infrastructure that reflects the future of collaboration between government and business.” – Peachtree Corners City Manager, Brian Johnson
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Where Innovation Grows: Launch Event at Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners – Sept. 9, 2021
The French-American Chamber of Commerce-Atlanta will celebrate its new home in Peachtree Corners with a launch event:
- Date/Time: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021
- 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern
- Register for the event: FACC-Atlanta Ribbon Cutting Event Registration Page
- Keynote speaker: Stephan Donze, founder and CEO of French software company, AODocs – which recently moved its headquarters to the Metro Atlanta region.
- Prominent brands and Peachtree Corners ecosystem partners including T-Mobile, Bosch, French cloud pioneer, OVHcloud, Beep (autonomous-as-a-service provider) and more.
- Vibrant technology demonstrations reflecting the power of city-owned connected infrastructure, including cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology. From autonomous vehicles/machines/drones/services, robotics to sustainable technologies such as solar roadways developed by French company, Wattway.
- The event adds to a growing number of functions that have taken place in recent months – featuring stakeholders from the tech ecosystem in Georgia and with a focus of highlighting the region. Last year, the FACC hosted seven events during “France-Atlanta.”
- Connect with the French technology community in Metro Atlanta:
- La French Tech Atlanta LinkedIn
- French American Chamber of Commerce-Atlanta LinkedIn
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