For those in Paris, tomorrow at the Palais de Congrès is the Planète PME conference. The event is organized by the CGPME (Confédération Générale des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) and should attract quite a few entrepreneurs and startups. Now, I know a lot of people who roll their eyes at the thought of European entrepreneurs, but trust me when I say that unlike Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy, they do exist! There’s actually some good science and technology going on over here, it’s just that the overall ecosystem for venture and entrepreneurship is embarrasingly undernourished.
Anyway, it should be worth checking out. I’ll be there!
Also, quick French lesson for the non-Francophones out there: PME (Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) translates into SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) in English.