French Tech Rise 

An initiative to support financing within the entire French territory



The last few years have seen an incredible acceleration of French Tech. While we can congratulate ourselves on the fact that French Tech has passed the symbolic milestone of raising €10 billion by 2021, the majority of funding is still concentrated in the Paris region.

One of our priorities is to ensure that the growth of the ecosystem contributes to the dynamism of the economy throughout France. 

That’s why French Tech Rise is returning in 2022 for a second edition.

French Tech Rise is an initiative that identifies nuggets from all regions of France and invites them to participate in an exclusive event with the largest venture capital funds present in Paris.



In partnership with Bpifrance, start-ups are selected according to the following criteria:

– Prospect of raising funds in the next 18 months;

– Seeking Series A or Series B financing (€2M – €10M);

– Company less than 10 years old;

– Head office located in France;

– Any sector.



    The project takes the form of a national event to which 20 start-ups from local ecosystems will be invited, selected locally by the French Tech Capitals (or French Tech Communities in other regions and in the French Overseas Territories) and local financiers (including Bpifrance).

    These 20 start-ups will present their projects to national investors, in particular investment funds.

    Three prizes will be awarded during the national event.



    Early September to mid-October: local selection panels in the French Tech Capitals and Communities

    End of November: French Tech Rise national event in Paris



      Find the 82 start-ups selected in December 2021, by the 19 participating Capitales and Communautés French Tech.