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LEVEL UP!: an exclusive networking event for European start-ups and BNP Paribas experts

At the end of March, BNP Paribas organized an exclusive meeting between European entrepreneurs and Group experts: a further opportunity to nurture the special relationship that the Bank maintains with players in the start-up ecosystem. Here's a look back at its commitment to the subject, and at the event itself.

BNP Paribas Group plays a key role in the European start-ups’ ecosystem. Its ambition, at every stage of their growth, is to help them develop, whether through banking services, support (incubation, acceleration, business networking), participation in fund-raising, support for an IPO, and, in parallel, technological collaborations or acquisitions.

To take things a step further, BNP Paribas - at the initiative of the IPS division (Investment & Protection Services) and with the support of the Group's Communications department - organized at the end of March LEVEL! UP, a event bringing together entrepreneurs from European start-ups with Group experts and high-level decision-makers, from all divisions and business lines. 

Most of the start-ups selected (Series A to C) already had a professional relationship with the Group (commercial, investment, etc.). 

This event was co-organized in partnership with Maddyness, a media dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation in France and the UK. 

The report on Level! UP, publisehd by Maddyness 


LEVEL! UP brought together some 100 guests at the BNP Paribas’ acceleration hub in Paris - the BivwAk! - and featured notably two evening highlights:

  • Discussions around artificial intelligence, with the participation of Arthur Mensch, CEO and co-founder of Mistral AI, a pioneering European start-up with a global vocation in the field of generative artificial intelligence, with which BNP Paribas collaborates
  • Awarding a prize (Maddychoice Award) to Sopht, a start-up supported by BNP Paribas, as part of its Maddyawards campaign to reward those who make a significant contribution to innovation in France.

Video interview with Tovie AI CEO

Joshua Kaiser, CEO of start-up Tovie AI, took part in une LEVEL! UP meeting. In just 1 minute, he gives us his vision of the development of artificial intelligence.

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