A Deep Dive Into The Paris Startup Scene

From 9am to 7pm today, I was in back to back meetings with not a minute of free time. I managed to meet with sixteen parisian entrepreneurs in back to back 30 minute sessions, with time out for breakfast and lunch. It was stimulating, enlightening, and only a bit exhausting.

I am headed to Berlin tomorrow to do a similar thing and hope to be able to blog about today’s meetings a bit more on the flight to Berlin tomorrow. There were some great meetings.

I want to thank Marc Brandsma and his partners at Chausson Finance for hosting the day long event and Colette Ballou and Ken Newcomer from Ballou PR for organizing it.

And I want to let everyone know that Ballou PR is doing one of their "Pont Parties" next Thursday night, July 17th. I am going to be there from the start at 6:30pm to around 8:30pm. If you are in Paris next Thursday and want to meet up with other people working in the startup scene, this looks to be a great event. Here’s the details:

Time: 18h30 (weather permitting, but it looks very promising)
Where:  Passerelle Solferino, 4th & 5th bench on south side, facing west
Metro:  Solferino, Tuileries, RER:  Musee d’Orsay
Who:  You, bring friends!
What to bring:  you know the drill; each invitee brings a bottle of wine