05 Jul 2018

Business France Malaysia gathered French and Malaysian entrepreneurs and public institutions under one roof for the launch of FRENCH TECH MALAYSIA

The FRENCH TECH MALAYSIA is the latest to join a network of 35 French Tech communities around the world, giving young start-ups and entrepreneurs who are active in Malaysia access to this global network. At the same time, FRENCH TECH MALAYSIA also serves as a platform for French and Malaysian start-ups to explore the Malaysian market, connect to larger tech players, seek funding and participate in the activities of incubation or scaling up organised by French and Malaysian agencies. More importantly: the FRENCH TECH MALAYSIA community is a network for start-uppers and young entrepreneurs to know each other, to work and create together.

Invited at this prestigious launch at the residence of the French Ambassador, My Evolution was delighted to meet with many representative of the growing French and Malaysian technology community. We were very interested to meet and speak with new member of the ministry cabinet Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment and Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports, MDEC and InvestKL.

“We are convinced that Kuala Lumpur is a very attractive and promising place for entrepreneurs and innovation and we have made it our goal to encourage and foster the networking of talents, developing opportunities and creativity between France and Malaysia,” said the Ambassador of France to Malaysia, H.E. Frédéric Laplanche who launched the FRENCH TECH MALAYSIA community.

After its launching and very first networking session, FRENCH TECH MALAYSIA is slated to host its next large-scale activity with the French Tech Tour ASEAN 2018, a one-week acceleration program that will be held in Malaysia and Singapore, September 17 – 21, welcoming 10 high-growth selected French start-ups willing to develop their business in ASEAN. More information:


What is French Tech?

French Tech is an initiative promoting French innovation and entrepreneurship – worldwide. It involves all stakeholders – French or not – who are playing their part in supporting and promoting French communities of start-ups and entrepreneurs around the globe. They can be investors, engineers, designers, developers, incubators, media, public organisations, research institutions, or any talented individuals.

This initiative has already developed into 35 French Tech communities spread across the globe, from San Francisco to Sao Paolo, London to Moscow, Dubai to Hong Kong or Tokyo and now Kuala Lumpur!

French Tech today:

  • More than 10,000 French start-ups, a number growing by 30% each year.
  • A leading position in Europe in the high-growth start-up indexes.
  • Annual amounts of funds raised multiplied by 3 in 5 years, with a peak of 2.5 billion euros in 2017.
  • Significant participation (> 12%) in net job creation each year in France.
  • Two initiatives targeting international talents:

#French Tech Ticket, a program to attract international entrepreneurs and start-ups,

#French Tech Visa, a visa for start-up founders, tech talents, and investors to come to France.

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