This year’s Vivatech, June 16, 17, 18, welcomed more than 50000 attendees from around the world including 5000 startups, 1000 investors and 400 speakers with names like John Chambers, the legendary Executive Chairman of Cisco; Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group; Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google parent company Alphabet; Isabelle Kocher, CEO of French gas company Engie, and Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH. LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group, introduced a special innovation award – including prize money and a contract with LVMH.
During the three days of the Viva Technology event, BNP Paribas which was one among many other multinationals, invited its customers, clients and partners to come along to its Financial Services Lab, an exciting playground where new approaches to banking and insurance that have emerged from the Group´s various Open Innovation projects, could be tested. The customer journey experience was based on key moments from Home/Shopping/Daily Banking and Insurance/Business.
BNP Paribas presented some of the innovation projects that have been carried out in close collaboration with a total of 35 international startups including Houser and Seerus, 2 startups from the lux future lab selected for providing one of the most innovative solutions among 100s of candidates.
The lux future lab powered by BGL BNP Paribas was also granted a 90 minutes pitching slot during which 8 out of its 35 incubated startups pitched in front of potential investors, clients and partners.
After a brief introduction of the lux future lab by our founding CEO Karin Schintgen, the pitching session was performed by the following startups:
- Antoine GRANDJON – CEO Adapti.me
- Jed GRANT – CEO KYC3
- Gilles MORO – CEO EMPCorp
- Chris Marcilla – CEO Snapswap
- Raphael FRANK – COO Motion-S
- Emilia TANTAR – COO BlackSwanLux
- Matti Heikkila – CEO Houser
- Bernard Ndolo – CEO Jbit
Also present were the Pôle Innovation team from BGL BNP Paribas as well as many members of the Luxembourgish startup ecosystem such as Martin Guérin, CEO of Nyuko and Antoine Hron from Luxinnovation to only name a few.
Business innovations could also be discovered in the BNP Paribas zone such as:
- Lyf Pay the new universal mobile payment solution set to enhance customer relationship;
- Virtual Reality-based prospective real estate purchase solution that could be visited in its teleporting capsule;
- Innovative account management in Augmented Reality mode.
The VivaTech ‘Accelerate’ Hub could also be discovered throughout the three days, where CEOs and startup founders had the opportunityto find out about its financing solutions designed specifically to help them through every stage of their development.
- Start-up and scale-up;
In addition, BNP Paribas ran a number of talks on such themes as how artificial intelligence has now become a central factor in the banking industry and how its new approaches are improving their Customer Experience.
But unlike other professional trade shows, the last day of Viva Tech was open to the general public. More than 25,000 enthusiasts were expected this year. On the General Public Day the BNP Paribas Lab offered the public a variety of Virtual Reality experiences – presentations of new services, plus other fun activities.
In short, Vivatechnology is on its way to become the reference technology fair in the world and the lux future lab was part of it.
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We came, pitched and had a great time at one of the biggest Tech events in the world. Pitching startups – Adapti.me;…