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Q&A roundtable discussions are conducted by members of the community to provide opportunities for a small group discussion with subject matter experts.

There are 10 seats at the table for the 90-minute discussion.

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Have you thought about Europe as a place to launch or expand your digital health startup? 

Europe and Asia were the first to adopt mobile technology. Will digital health follow the same pattern? Join Axelle Gouverneur from Choose Paris Region and Swatee Surve, CEO of Litesprite, for a roundtable discussion around the opportunities to take your solution abroad. Axelle will share a deeper dive into the opportunities to expand into the Paris region and Swatee will share her recent experience with Bayer’s G4A growth track program in Germany.


An overview: 

- Why Look Abroad?

    • Introduction to the French Tech ecosystem: key figures, main actors, public incentives, talents, etc.

    • Focus on Healthcare in Paris Region: landscape overview, startup programs, events

    • Entrepreneurial spotlight: Why did Litesprite seek international opportunities?

- Opportunities and Challenges involved in Global Expansion

    • International expansion roadmap

    • Doing business in France: cultural differences

    • Entrepreneurial Success stories

- Roundtable discussion


About Choose Paris Region

Choose Paris Region is a catalyst for business and innovation which supports international companies willing to expand in the Paris Region. As a nonprofit governmental agency, Choose Paris Region works with local public entities to provide free tailor-made services. Choose Paris Region brings its deep market and industry expertise together with an extensive network to support international companies in building tech partnerships, designing their go to market strategy, and provides guidance in the implementation of their local presence. Every year, with a team of 80 dedicated professionals across Europe, the US and China, Choose Paris Region supports 1,000+ international companies looking to grow their business in the Paris Region, one of the leading tech and business hubs in the world.

About Axelle Gouverneur

Axelle is a manager driving growth and expansion projects at Choose Paris Region.

Based in San Francisco, she works with international companies from all industries to help them unlock new business opportunities in France.

Passionate about French-American relationships, Axelle has been interacting with entrepreneurs, public institutions, corporations and investors for the past three years.

Previously, she led learning expeditions in Silicon Valley and acted as a go-to person for the local French-American business community, which she supported through the French American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco.

Axelle holds a Master in Management from Audencia Business School. Her background includes experience in the luxury and digital industries.

About Litesprite

Litesprite is a group of industry professionals with a deep subject matter expertise in healthcare, data science, and building mobile and gaming experiences that emotionally resonate with people. We believe this is the path to achieve sustainable patient engagement. Games meet people where they are and move them along at their own pace and journey.

About Swatee Surve

Swatee Surve, Founder & CEO, is a leader who has developed and launched disruptive technology-based healthcare businesses for Microsoft, Nike, T-Mobile, Premera Blue Cross and Eastman Kodak. These commercialization projects led to several patents including Nike's first wearable technology patents. Surve has an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MSME in Biomechanics from Pennsylvania State University, and a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been featured in international, national, and regional media outlets including Huffington Post, International Business Times, NPR’s KUOW’s Morning Edition, APM: Marketplace, VentureBeat, Kauffman Foundation, and iMedicalapps.