The beautiful story of The Bridge began in 2015 in Avignon. Everything started from the founders’ will to create a generalist startup accelerator. But not quite common.
In our coaching and business development programs we have, of course, put our heart into it. But also, all our known-how made in Avignon.
We have sun, cicadas, smiles and a strong expertise in the cultural sector.
For us, no domain should be left out. We are convinced that the ideas – yes, even those which seem to make no sense at all – deserve to be projected in the light.
And because we are aware that beautiful projects are not confined to a geographical territory, The Bridge has today extended its reach to the whole country and even beyond its frontiers.
Who are we ?
The Bridge team
The Bridge is chaired by Paul Hermelin, President and CEO of Cap Gemini, and managed on a daily basis by a team dedicated to the success of our startups and our corporate and institutional partners.
Mentors & experts
They give of their time. They share their experience, their expertise. They bring answers and they ask questions too. Each of our mentors and speakers chose to give these special moments to our entrepreneurs. They are present during the key stages of the acceleration and they play a key role in supporting our startups.
Cap Gemini CEO & Chairman of The Bridge
Laurence Le Ny
VP Start-up Content Ecosystem of Orange
Lawyer, co-founder of French Tech Culture and Secretary- General of Culture Tech
Head of Capital & Innovation at Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence
Counsel at Reed Smith
Deputy of Vaucluse and co-founder of French Tech Culture
CTO at B2PWeb
Co-founder of French Tech Culture & Director of La Manufacture
Head at Kanvas - Development & Digital strategy
Head of Tech Department at Business France // Iberian Peninsula
Serial Entrepreneur - Marketing Expert
Head of the Tech Culture Association // French Tech Culture
Delegate Director for Relations with Local Authorities of Vaucluse at Orange
Entrepreneurs coach, pitch doctor & co-founder of PitchCards
Expert in UX / ergonomics
Fintouch co-founder & Business analyst
Analyste financier chez Fintouch
Conulting & business support
Participation Manager of CAAP CREATION at Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence
Financial analyst and financing strategy consultant at BP Amorçage