On June 25th, guests, supporters and members of the French-American business community gathered to hear from the 3 finalists of the 2018 Edition of the FAEA. Honorable guest Anne Claire Legendre, Consul General of France to the United States, was present as well as members of Club 600.
For their pitch, companies had 5 minutes to present their business, followed by 5 minutes of questions from panelist members Serge Kreiker- Co-Founder and CTO of TradeIt, Frederic Montagnon- Co-Founder and CEO of Legolas Exchange and Pauline Oudin- Managing Director & Partner at Gradient.
After a tough deliberation, the first place $10,000 award was presented to Extend and the second place $5,000 award was presented to Adopt a Contractor.
Read more about all the finalists and their founders below and click their logos to visit their websites. Stay connected for the event video & photos to come!
Co-Founder & CEO: Raphael Gabsi
Co-Founder & COO: Staphane Gabsi
Adopt-a-Contractor is an online platform that matches homeowners with leading licensed and insured contractors to handle their home improvement projects. Contractors build a profile on the platform and receive customer requests (leads). Contractors may select what type of leads they want, how far they're willing to travel and how many leads per day/week they want to receive. Homeowners can see ratings, reviews and feedback from neighbors about the contractors and completed jobs. Homeowners can then hire contractors with trust and confidence, and contractors receive real-time, geo-targeted and legitimate estimate requests.
CEO: Olivier Pailhes
Aircall builds a phone app to help businesses have richer and more effective conversations with their customers, suppliers or candidates. Aircall sets up in minutes, without any IT requirement, and integrates phone conversations with many other business software, from CRMs, helpdesk systems or collaboration tools. Aircall users benefit from complete traceability of their phone interactions ability to share easily call information across a team, and deep analytics to measure the performance and effectiveness of phone conversations company-wide.
Co-Founder & COO/CMO: Guillaume Bouvard
Co-Founder & CEO: Andrew Jamison
Co-Founder & CTO: Danny Morrow
Extend is a mobile-first platform that enhances the potential of business credit cards in partnership with banks. Extend enables cardholders to instantly and safely share their existing card with employees and freelancers while retaining control over spending and never disclosing the card number. With extend, the days of uncomfortably handing over credit cards or expecting others to rely on personal cards for business expenses are gone. Extend is live and integrated with both Visa and Mastercard.
Co-Founder & CEO: Jean-Marc Peyrat, PhD
Cardiac rhythm disorders are a major cause of death across the world for which catheter ablation therapies are still long and complex with a 40% failure rate. inHEART will make these interventions simpler, safer and more efficient by providing cardiologist with a unique, comprehensive cloud-based solution that transforms medical images into a personalized, digital 3D map of a patient's heart. This map contains the localization of key abnormal tissue at the origin of electrical disorders, so that cardiologists can better plan and guide their interventions. This results in a failure rate reduction by 50%.