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Past Event: 10/13/2020
French Companies Launch in Philadelphia
Via ENRICH in the USA's Soft Landing Program at
Temple University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Guests Met the Young Professional VIEs and a CEO & Co-founder Representing Them!


Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT



On Tuesday, October 13th, at Noon EDT, over 40 guests gathered to hear from Young Professional VIEs and a CEO and company Co-founder, representing four French companies that have launched their North American business from Philadelphia.  With a base at Temple University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) through the ENRICH in the USA Soft Landing Program, they have access to mentoring and professional business services. 

We learned about their products and services, their journey to the U.S., and why they are committed to the North American market.

TARGET AUDIENCE: French and American Franco-friendly Companies in the U.S. and Canada, CEO's, COO's, Supply Chain Directors, Plant Managers, Human Resources, French Employees, VIEs, Companies with French Business Ties, Companies Interested in Improving their Business.


Blandine Chantepie-Kari, Vice President, University & Entrepreneurship - Soft Landing Programs
European American Enterprise Council & ENRICH in the USA

The EAEC is member of the Enterprise European Network and consortium partner of ENRICH in the USA initiative (an acronym for European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs) - funded by the European Commission. Started in April 2017, ENRICH in the USA will act as a central contact point for European research and innovation actors - clusters, universities, R&D labs/centers, researchers, start-ups, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)… seeking to grow and reinforce collaboration across the Atlantic.


The mission of the Network is to provide standardized as well as tailor-made, research & innovation internationalisation support services, activities end events to European researchers and innovators, to accelerate their exposure, collaboration opportunities, and overall access to partners, investors and clients in the US market, and maximize their chances of success


Benoit Gaussin, U.S. Sales Executive, TEA ERGO, INC.

CAPTIV BY TEA  Dedicated to the analysis of human behaviour worldwide for over 30 years, TEA designs and develops the CAPTIV software and wireless sensors with applications in HMI and VR, human factors and workplace studies, as well as neurosciences, health and sports research.  TEA also offers tailor-made audits, training and diagnostics.


Guillaume Hervé, Sales Engineer, PALAMATIC PROCESS, INC.

Palamatic Process Inc is an original equipment manufacturer and systems integrator for all bulk material handling and powder process industries. Since 1992, Palamatic Process has been a bulk material handling equipment specialist in the sectors of food & beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental & mineral, nuclear and water treatment industries. We offer turnkey solutions for the handling of all powders and bulk solid materials.

Yoan Wilms, Customer Support Engineer - North America, PRODITEC, INC.

Proditec is a world leading manufacturer of automatic inspection machines in the pharmaceutical and in the coin minting industry. When human eyes or manual measurements are simply not efficient enough, automatic inspection machines provide defect-free production as well as real time data collection that are critical for process control and process improvement.

Christophe Sibieude, CEO & Co-founder, SHORT ÉDITION

Christophe Sibieude is the CEO and one of four Co-founders of Short Édition, a French publishing house of literature: poetry, short stories, and flash fiction that you can read in 20 minutes or less. In an effort to promote and elevate the role of literature in everyday life, the company's Short Story Dispenser provides a serendipitous literary experience to the public, free of charge. Short Édition partners with universities, government entities, libraries, retail centers, cafes, concept stores, literary festivals, airports, spas, office buildings, and public transportation systems to raise literary awareness, encourage new and emerging writers, showcase student talent, and highlight the importance of the timelessness of literature.

Loïc Giraut, Business Development Manager, SHORT ÉDITION

Loïc Giraut is the U.S. Business Development Manager for Short Édition and has been with the company for five years. He started at the company's headquarters in Grenoble, France, where his role was to open the U.S. market for the company's Short Story Dispensers.


After successful partnerships were made with universities, public libraries, hospitals, airports (+100 machines installed in total), Short Édition decided to open an office in Philadelphia. Christophe and Loïc came to Philadelphia in February 2020 to launch a pilot program with their storied city concept, a citywide project to promote literacy, reading and writing, that they plan to replicate in American cities nationwide.

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Judith Ujobai, Executive Director, French-American Chamber of Commerce

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