“50 Partners is a select group of expert entrepreneurs who are on a mission to accelerate innovative young startups. We offer office space, fundraising assistance, ongoing mentorship, and industry perks to each startup in our program,” Virginie Augagneur explains. “We provide high-quality mentorship over the long-term and are financially invested in the success of our startups.”
50 Partners is located in the heart of Paris’ startup scene. Their lively, open-space incubator is located in the first arrondissement of Paris.
“The Loft houses over 25 startups, hosts various meetups and workshops throughout the week, and has mentors, investors, press and industry experts passing through on a daily basis,” she says.
Since 2011, 50 Partners organizes a business trip twice yearly to meet with foreign ecosystems.
“With 15 of our partners, we have been visiting Brazil, Asia, Russia, Barcelona, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv and now planning our trip to meet with the Silicon Valley & Vegas ecosystem,” she says. “Our goal is to meet and compare trends between our two countries, and possibly make business together.”
The team decided to come to downtown Las Vegas this trip because of the excited surrounding the Downtown Project and the revitalization of the community.
“We’re excited to see what Tony Hsieh is building with Downtown Project and what is he working on developing a new scene for startups in the desert,” Virginie Augagneur explains. She says they are looking forward to aour of Downtown Project, mentoring & networking session at Work In Progress, lunch with Las Vegas entrepreneurs, and Las Vegas nightlife.
“We’d love to hang out if anybody is willing to join us,” she says. “They can reach me at +33 6 23 82 72 70 or [email protected]”