The business world is evolving rapidly, and international collaborations are becoming increasingly crucial, particularly in the dynamic start-up sector. A concrete example of this trend is the promising partnership between JFD and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canada (CCIFC), which is opening up new opportunities for women tech entrepreneurs.
The CCIFC, which has been based in Montreal since 1886, plays a central role as the leading Franco-Canadian business network. With nearly 400 companies and more than 3,000 member delegates, the CCIFC boasts a solid business network representing more than 8,000 contacts.
Its mission is to support French and Canadian companies in their development between France and Canada, thereby promoting synergies and opportunities in both local business communities. The CCIFC is also a member of CCI France International, a global network present in 94 countries with more than 34,000 companies.
In this context, JFD, the international growth accelerator for women in tech, is extending its influence in Canada and establishing strategic partnerships with major Canadian economic players such as the CCIFC, with the aim of launching concrete actions, influencing future policies and fostering the emergence of new female tech leaders.
Christelle Rousseau, General Manager of the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada, proudly expresses the organisation’s commitment to a brighter future for women tech entrepreneurs.
She says: “The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canada is proud to be partnering with JFD. Together, we are strengthening our commitment to a better future for women entrepreneurs in tech. We are delighted to welcome the Margaret Award winners to our Le Transatlantique accelerator cohort for the second year in a row.
Le Transatlantique, an acceleration programme initiated by the CCIFC, supports Canadian and French startups in their plans to export and establish themselves on both sides of the Atlantic. The initiative, supported by Bpifrance and drawing on the CCIFC’s recognised expertise, brings together private partners and institutions from France, Canada and Quebec.
This innovative partnership covers every sector between France and Canada, illustrating the joint commitment of JFD and the CCIFC to supporting the international development of women tech entrepreneurs. By promoting economic exchanges in this historic corridor between France and Canada, the Transatlantic offers a unique platform for companies seeking international growth opportunities.
“This collaboration between JFD and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canada symbolises a significant step towards a more inclusive and internationalised entrepreneurial ecosystem. It demonstrates the importance of such alliances in stimulating innovation and fostering the emergence of new generations of women leaders in technology, thereby contributing to the dynamism of Franco-Canadian economic relations,” adds Delphine Remy-Boutang, Founder & CEO of JFD and Arver.