SoAmpli selected for VivaTech Paris by Eurostar and BNP Paribas

Following the success of the first edition in 2016, VivaTech was back at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles this last June 15th-17th. Among the 50k attendees, the SoAmpli team, selected by two of the enterprises hosting start-up competitions to attend the exclusive event: EuroStar and BNP Paribas.

The line-up of speakers was impressive to say the least, including CEO of Alibaba Group Daniel Zhang, Chairman & CEO of Louis Vuitton Bernard Arnault, Chairman & CEO of Lenovo Group Yuanqing Yang, President and co-founder of Stripe John Collison, President of Euro Disney Catherine Powell, and Chairman & CEO of General Electric Jeff R. Immelt.

The two-day event was packed with more inspiring talks, exhibitions and panels one can imagine. Dedicated to the celebration of innovation in all its forms, VivaTech’s mission is to help dynamic startups engage with proven leaders to come up with revolutionary business solutions.

Below, some top highlights from our exciting experience…!

The Journey

It all started at St Pancras station in London! Being selected by Eurostar as one of the winners of their startup challenge came with its perks, including an exclusive ticket to travel in their new state-of-the-art e320 train. Sipping coffee and eating fresh croissants, we spent the journey enjoying a bespoke programme alongside top European investors, tech-lovers and fellow pioneers of the future.

The Event

With 50,000 attendees, 5,000 startups, 1,000 investors and 7,000 CEOs, VivaTech wasn’t your typical start-up event. The atmosphere at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles was simply electrifying, providing a glimpse into the future.

Among the many speakers at VivaTech, a special mention goes to newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron!

The Pitch

After a few hours at VivaTech, it was pitch time at the BNP Paribas stand for our founder Maz! Although Maz has now become something of a pitch expert, sharing our product vision and our company’s journey in front of a big crowd is always extremely exciting!

Back to London!

After 48 hours, the time came to leave Paris. An amazing experience all around, and one that we are already looking forward to replicate in 2018!

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