french startup accelerator in Avignon

THE BRIDGE

What We Do

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.

The best way to get to know us is to come and visit us …!
OUR ecosystem

We are not teaching you anything if you are told that the adventure experienced by many is always stronger. An above all more fun. To carry out our adventure and build a solid ecosystem around us, we thought that our adventure buddies had to come from all over the world.

Very close to us, the association Culture Tech, true conductor of the French Tech Culture, it manages and federates anime all the actors of the local startup ecosystem. A little bit further from us, our neighbors L’Étable CoWork that offer several coworking workspaces. For all those who prefer to work on the rhythm of keyboards and ping-pong games. All around us, France Digitale, who carries THE important mission ” to creates </ em> the French digital champions”, connects digital entrepreneurs, high-potential startups and investors.

Do you understand now why the adventure with us promises to be unique?  

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.

Roch Giraud

Roch Giraud

Operational Manager

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Julien Crombé

Business Developer

Brice Croizer

Brice Croizer

Startup Manager

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Natalia Carrion Albero

Business Developer

Jade Mathieu

Jade Mathieu

Communication Manager

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.

Paul Hermelin

Paul Hermelin

Cap Gemini CEO & Chairman of The Bridge

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Laurence Le Ny

VP Start-up Content Ecosystem of Orange

Paul-Roger Gontard

Paul-Roger Gontard

Lawyer, co-founder of French Tech Culture and Secretary- General of Culture Tech

Jean-Louis Bertholle

Jean-Louis Bertholle

Head of Capital & Innovation at Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence

Sophie goossens

Sophie Goossens

Counsel at Reed Smith

Jean-Francois Cesarini

Jean-Francois Cesarini

Deputy of Vaucluse and co-founder of French Tech Culture

Christophe Leininger

Christophe Leininger

CTO at B2PWeb

Pascal Keiser

Pascal Keiser

Co-founder of French Tech Culture & Director of La Manufacture

Mathieu basili

Mathieu Basili

Head at Kanvas - Development & Digital strategy

Laure Marchand

Laure Marchand

Head of Tech Department at Business France // Iberian Peninsula

Thierry Koehrlen

Thierry Koehrlen

Serial Entrepreneur - Marketing Expert

Florence Martin

Florence Martin

Head of the Tech Culture Association // French Tech Culture

Smaïl Outahar

Smaïl Outahar

Delegate Director for Relations with Local Authorities of Vaucluse at Orange

William Roy

William Roy

Entrepreneurs coach, pitch doctor & co-founder of PitchCards

Marie Cabrolier

Marie Cabrolier

Expert in UX / ergonomics

Muriel Sembelie

Muriel Sembelie

Fintouch co-founder & Business analyst

Charles Lena

Charles Lena

Analyste financier chez Fintouch

Clemence Laroche

Clemence Laroche

Conulting & business support

Armand Perrin

Armand Perrin

Participation Manager of CAAP CREATION at Crédit Agricole Alpes Provence

Bruno Paglia

Bruno Paglia

Financial analyst and financing strategy consultant at BP Amorçage

Funding and technological partners
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