Global Atlanta : Crystal Peach Awards Celebrate French Innovations, Partnerships in Atlanta

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Atlanta is becoming a bona fide proving ground for French innovations accessing the U.S. market, bolstered by an array of longstanding city partnerships. That was the message of the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s 15th annual Crystal Peach Awards celebrating investment links between the Southeast U.S. and France.

Four Atlanta Startups Chosen to Travel to France for International Exchange Program

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Four Atlanta startups have been chosen by the City of Atlanta for this year’s Atlanta International Startup Exchange program, a one-week exchange to Atlanta sister city Toulouse, France. Executives from ThingTech, Loupe, TC Poly, and Blind Tiger Communications will travel to France from September 30 through October 7 to meet with French investors, business executives, innovation leaders and other founders, all in the hopes of kickstarting their own international expansion.

Atlanta International Startup Exchange

For a third year, sister cities Atlanta and Toulouse are selecting promising startups to participate in a week-long residential exchange. Toulouse startups will participate in the 2018 Venture Atlanta conference while taking advantage of Atlanta’s business landscape, which includes the … Read More

‘Au cœur de mai 68’: Photo expo and documentary screening

Those interested in France’s iconic May 1968 protests will get a double dose of the demonstrations that rocked the nation. First, visitors can view more than 40 never before seen photos by photographer Philippe Gras, whose images simultaneously reveal the … Read More

Humanitarian Forum: Gender-based violence in emergency settings

When society breaks down due to war or disaster, women and girls are often the first to feel it. This forum focuses on gender-based violence in regions undergoing conflict or other types of emergencies via two panels.

Global Atlanta: French Chamber’s Crystal Peach Highlights ‘IoT’ and French Firms With Atlanta Operations

Allen Proithis, president of Sigfox North America, a global company headquartered outside of Atlanta‘s sister city, Toulouse, France,  is so confident about its impact on the United States that he equates it with the importance of the Statue of Liberty, a gift of the French people to the U.S. commemorating the ideals binding the two countries together.

Review: France-Atlanta’s “tête–à–tête” showcases two dynamic world premiere pieces

On Thursday evening at the Rialto Center for the Arts, Georgia State University’s neoPhonia New Music Ensemble presented tête–à–tête (literally “head-to-head” but more meaningfully “private conversation”) as one of the cultural offerings of France-Atlanta 2017. The program was a mixed bag of 20th- and 21st-century solo and chamber works that included a pair of commissioned world premieres, one by French composer Philippe Hurel and one by American Atlanta-based composer Nickitas Demos, who is also neoPhonia’s artistic director.

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