Startup on the beach – doing business with both feet in the sand

The walled city of Saint-Malo (France) is well known for its beautiful coastline, a long history of piracy as well as its intense period of World War II. However, not many people know that it is also the place for a unique startup event. On Friday 6th July, the third edition of Startup on the beach gathered 50 startups and 50 investors on the sunny beach of Saint-Malo.

Organised by La French Tech and Digital Saint-Malo, Startup on the beach offers a framework for startups and investors to meet in an unusual place: the beach. This colorful event was launched in 2016 and then renewed in 2017. This year, the startups who were present at the event looked to raise more than 22 million euros.

With the support of 8 local accelerators, the startups had the opportunity to pitch in front of the investors and then meet them one-to-one. Almost all sectors were represented: gaming, smart city, agrotech, handicap, biology… However, there was a concentration of startups in the fields of education, sports and real estate.

This year again, many internationally known investors came from everywhere in France, but of course most of them from Paris. Amongst them 50 Partners, Aster, Breega, Demeter Partners, Partech Ventures… The mix of work and fun seems to appeal since in fact, many of them have been there since the very first edition.

History will tell us whether the fundraising goals of the startups were met during the privileged exchanges of Startup on the beach. In the meanwhile, relive the experience with our selection of photos and the video Best Of!

See you next year ?

 

Congratulations to the accelerator partners for their work and dedication: 1Kubator, IMT Atlantique, Le Grenier Numérique, Le Poool, Le Village By CA, OFF7, Orange, Pépite Bretagne Loire.

Startup participants:  

Anozrway, Askblu.ai, Askhub, Bati Recup’, Bialtis, Blacknut, Bloom, Chadenn, Check & Visit, Cocoonr, Cognimap, Dilepix, Dumkin, Eegle, Enancio, Goodstudies, Happybiote, Heyliot, Immersive Therapy, Inscoper, Intia, Iiziparty, Keraviz, Le Mulot, Leads Generation, LineUp, Mediego, MonEmprunt, Okelp, Philomena, Screeny Technologies, Simango, Skillub, Smartmoov, Sportrizer, Synergiz, Tech4Race, Un Grand Marché, Urbanfarm, Valwin, We Love Customers, Wi6Labs, Winnove Medical, Wizama, Yagaan.

Investors participants:

50 Partners, Agora, Alby, Alliance Venture, A Plus Finance, Arkéa Capital, Arts & Métiers Business Angels, Aster Capital, BNP Paribas Développement, Breega Capital, Bretagne Capital Solidaire, Bretagne Jeunes Entreprises, Breizh Angels, Breizh Up / Sofimac Innovation, Caleta, CA Ille-et-Vilaine Expansion, Demeter, Euronext, Fair West, Finplel, Generis Capital, GO Capital, Gwenneg, Heimdall Amif, Isai, John Q. Ventures, Logoden Digital, Logoden Participations, Nestadio Capital, Omnes Capital, Orange Digital Ventures, Partech, Ségur Capital, Unexo, West Web Valley, Wintec Partners, Yole.