Meet the 2018 US Laureates of the YEi Start in France Program

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YEi Start in France

The YEi Start in France program, founded in 2005 by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States, is an annual competition organized by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in partnership with Business France, Hello Tomorrow et Paris&Co, for young foreign science-based companies interested in growing their business in France and Europe.

YEi Start in France provides a personalized immersion week in France including training sessions, networking and one-on-one meetings that will allow each laureate to benefit from an extensive customized business network and connections to the best resources in Europe.

The 2018 edition of the program will reunite companies from 5 countries: United-States, South-Africa, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan, and from Finland. Discover on the YEi Start in France website, all of the 28 laureates of this edition !

The call for applications for the United States was open from April to June 2018. The selection process was organized during June 2018 and we are very proud to announce that the 10 US laureates below, along with the others 18 laureates, will be invited to France from November 5 to 9, 2018.

The 2018 US Laureates of the YEi Start in France Program

Briteseed LLC – IL : Platform that provides visual and live information from a patient during surgery.
RoadBotics, Inc – PA: Smartphone app that turns the smartphone into a mobile sensor that assesses roadways.
Diagnostic Photonics Inc – IL : Optical medical device to facilitate cancer surgery.
Mekonos Inc – CA : System of introduction of new gene into white blood cells.
Novothelium – TX : Acellular nipple areolar matrix that enables patients to regenerate a nipple made from their own cells .
Tendonova – GA : Specialized tools for minimally invasive orthopedic procedures.
Cogentics Therapeutics – MD : Treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, fronto-temporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy and more.
Sempulse – TX : Durable, light-weight, cost-effective, and patented solution for monitoring the 5 major vitals .
C16 Biosciences Inc – MA : Palm oil brewing process, sustainable alternative to palm oil.
Syzygy Plasmonics – TX : Plasmonic nanoparticles to transform traditional catalysts, used daily in the industry.

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