Four Texan start-ups selected for the 2018 edition of the Start in France – Young Enterprise Initiative

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The French Office for Science and Technology in Houston is glad to announce that four Texan start-ups were selected to participate in the 2018 edition of the Start in France – Young Enterprise Initiative.

The YEi is an accelerator program meant for young science-based companies interested in growing their business in France and in Europe. It provides an immersion week in France that includes training sessions about the French innovation ecosystems and how to open a business in France, networking events and most importantly one-on-one customized meetings with potential partners in the Paris region as well as in a selected region of France that best fits the needs of the awardees.

The four local winners are the following:


A medtech start-up, Novothelium is developing a tissue-engineered matrix for use in breast reconstruction that enables patients to regenerate a nipple made from their own cells that maintains projection, has natural pigmentation, and improved sensation.


This company offers a device to allow real-time precise measurement capability of the radiation dosage received by individual patients during cancer therapies.


Sempulse offers a service centralizing data on patients and first responders, from geographical position to life sign collection and analysis to improve survivability of patients in multiple-casualty scenarios.

Syzygy Plasmonics

The technology offered by this start-up allows to turn the traditional catalysts in highly efficient photocatalysts, thus reducing the required temperatures for the processes involved, sustainably produce hydrogen from natural gas with a low carbon and logistic footprint.

Together with 6 other US laureates, the above awardees will join the 2018 YEi cohort of 28 foreign startups, coming from 5 different countries, gathering in Paris for the YEi immersion week on November 5th, 2018. Congratulations to all the Texan recipients and welcome to France!