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LeBridge #1 | Corporate & start-up collaboration

Free for FSACCI members
75 ZAR for non-members

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Join us for a panel discussion with experts from large companies, venture capital, start-ups, to decision-makers and tech lovers !


The French South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry along with the French Tech South Africa, are co-hosting a panel discussion at Mazars South Africa on April 25th to discuss “How innovative corporate-startup collaboration can help accelerate economic, commercial, and social returns for African economies.”

This event is the first edition of #LeBridge in South Africa, a B2B event dedicated to bringing together start-ups and large companies. The aim of this event is to enable companies to learn more about different business cultures and explore ways and means to foster innovation.

The discussion will include a panel of experts from large companies, venture capital, to decision-makers, start-up builder and innovation lovers. It’s a unique occasion to create concrete opportunities between start-ups and large companies and to establish close relationships between two different but complementary realities.

We will use this event as an opportunity to announce the relaunch of La French Tech South Africa and introduce the new government team.


  • 9h30 – 10h00 Arrival & welcome
  • 10h00 – 10h30 Opening & introduction of La French Tech South Africa
  • 10h30 – 11h00 Keynote speaker – Zachariah George
  • 11h00 – 12h00 Panel discussion
  • 12h00 – 13h00 Networking & startup showcase


  • Zachariah George - Managing Partner at Launch Africa Ventures
  • Amandine Robin - CEO & founder at Matters / Vice-president at French Tech
  • Carol-Anne Grimshaw - Sector and Market Intelligence Manager at Saint-Gobain
  • Talitha Sachane - Corporate Affairs and CSI Manager at TotalEnergies
  • João Barreto - Head of Innovation & PMO at Nestlé
  • Nomfundo Xaba - Stakeholder Relations Executive at The Village Foundation


  • Kieno Kammies - Co Founder at Innovation City Cape Town

Entrance fee:

  • Free for FSACCI member

Maximum 2  participants per company Bronze / Silver / Gold 

Maximum 3 participants per company Platinum

  • R75 per person for non-member

Maximum 2 participants per company non-member

By registering non-members commit to pay the fee by bank transfer or by bank card.

Failing to do so will automatically cancel your participation.


Event details:

  • Date: Tuesday 25th April 2023
  • Time: 9h30 to 13h00
  •  Venue: At Mazars South Africa, 54 Glenhove Rd, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, 2196


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