One of the challenges faced by startup companies, most especially the Science and Technology related companies is the problem of finding a way to reach the appropriate audience that will patronize the products and services they offer or propose to offer. This often leads to these companies crumbling down due to lack of appropriate backbone or support. France has found a way to give a support system to its startups through an incubator system known as Agoranov.
Agoranov is a public Science and Technology incubator which mentors and provides support, funding, and consultancy services to startups by investing in the fields of Industry & Greentech, Digital & Health. The company, which was founded in the year 2000 is based in Paris and has provided support for close to 400 startup companies.
The company comprises of a 5-member team which is in charge of making it easier for startups to access the skills, infrastructures, and tools essential to make their businesses a success through a selection process that is conducted confidentially. Some of the startups that have been supported by Agoranov includes: Criteo (also known as NASDAQ: CRTO), Anevia, Gensight & Pixium, Dataiku, Ynsect, to mention but a few.
I’m of the opinion that this incubator platform is a perfect support needed by startup companies for them to have a level playing ground to survive the tides and early wobbles usually suffered by startups.