Dear Members, Partners & Friends of FACCNE,
December is here and 2020 has been an exceptional year for all of us filled with anxiety, adaptation to the 'new normal', challenges and loss, but also resilience, creativity, collaboration and opportunities. Once again, we'd like to warmly thank our Members, Partners, and Friends of FACCNE, and all those involved in the organization for their incredible support at this special time.

FACCNE's 8th Annual Life Sciences Panorama was a huge success! More than 280 international professionals signed up from 18 different countries to attend the event. Click this link to have a look at the highlights our #LSP2020. We are extremely proud of the quality of the event in terms of content and participation and thrilled of the digital experience offered to our participants who provided excellent feedback.

In November, we also successfully kicked off our new Leader Series with Julie Chapon & Lucie Basch, respectively Co-founders of Yuka and Too Good To Go, 2 world-famous French applications (40 million downloads between them) which are launching in the US and Canada. This new Series meets with C-level Executives whose companies and initiatives are boosting the American market. Leader Series #2 is coming up on Dec. 14 at 12pm-1pm EST/6pm-7pm Paris Time with Adrien Nussenbaum, CEO of Mirakl, IncRegister now to join the 80 people who have already reserved their spots!

Additionally this month, we will be hosting our monthly "Let's Meet" event on December 10th at 11am EST. And Surprise! Our final event of 2021 will be a Virtual Bordeaux Tasting on December 18th at 5pm EST, live from France with our partner Chateau du Seuil. Register in advance .

Enjoy the Holiday Season and Best Wishes for 2021 - Stay safe,

Ludivine Wolczik, FACCNE Executive Director
What are you most interested in seeing from us in 2021?
Diversity & Inclusion Series
Leaders Series
Industry Specific Round-Tables
Other FACCNE Initiatives

Our membership packages vary from $150 for individuals to tailored packages for companies beginning at $2,000.
Let's Meet! November Event Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11am EST
Grab your favorite hot beverage, find a comfy spot in your house or office, and join our FACCNE’s Let’s Meet event every 2nd Thursday of the month. 
We recommend attendees to:
– prepare a 2-minute pitch to introduce yourself
– tell us what FACCNE could do for you, and what are your goals and benefits of attending this session

Leaders Series #2
Monday, Dec 14 at 12pm EST

Join us in our second Leaders Series on Dec. 14 at 12pm EST/18H Paris Time. Nicholas Taborisky, U.S. CEO of Theodo, will be leading the discussion with Adrien Nussenbaum, U.S. CEO of Mirakl. We already have 80+ registrations!

Adrien Nussenbaum is the Co-Founder and U.S. CEO of Mirakl, a world leader in SAAS marketplace solutions, present in 30 countries with prestigious clients such as Carrefour, BestBuy, Galeries Lafayette, HP, Siemens, Toyota, etc. Mirakl Inc. is based in Somerville, MA and was awarded the FAB Awards by the FACCNE in 2019. It is a member of the French Tech, part of the #Next40 and a French Unicorn. Mirakl has just raised $300 million to accelerate its development, after raising $70 million last fall.

FACCNE's Virtual Bordeaux Tasting on Friday, Dec. 18 @ 5pm EST
Join us in our holiday Bordeaux tasting of Chateau du Seuil, one red and one white, on December 18th! This event will be live from Château du Seuil, in Gironde, France with our expert host, Caroline Sabit.

We'll have an introduction of Château du Seuil & a tasting of 2 wines, and then an opportunity to join convivial networking sessions, from 6pm-6:30pm EST. This event will be held virtually and attendees will be able to locally purchase the wines in advance for the event. Price is: $15 per member household / $25 per nonmember household participation + wine purchase!

Assessing City Resiliency & Planning for a Better Future, by FACC NY Tuesday, Dec 8 at 12pm EST (6:00pm Paris Time)

This event is open to all those who are interested in building a better world, but will be particularly relevant to those whose activities fall within the following sectors: Finance, Insurance; Real Estate, Transportation; Supply Chain/Logistics; Telecoms/Connectivity; Tech, Sustainability; Energy, Innovation (VCs, Accelerators, Start-ups); Construction; Public Sector.

EFGB Webinar: The Power of Plurilingual Education on Tuesday, Dec 8 at 6pm EST

If you wonder whether you should give your children a bilingual education starting preschool or beyond preschool; if you want to know what are the pros and cons of an immersion school vs. public school, or if you simply want to learn more about bilingualism and plurilingual education, join us on December 8, 2020 for an interactive session on this topic.

SAVE THE DATE: Global Innovation Showcase by MASSINNOV, Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A supportive online venue for international innovative startups that have just launched or are about to soft-land in Massachusetts, to present their breakthrough and meet with the area's ecosystem. Now accepting Nominations and Applications.
More info:
EFGB welcomes all families at their Virtual Open House or One to One Virtual Information Session. It is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with EFGB's educational philosophy, the school’s mission and to answer any questions you might have.
Make sure to reserve your spot!

The next session will be on Jan. 13 at 6pm EST
French tech and software group Dassault Systemes forecasts more growth
Congratulations to our Platinum Member, Dassault Systemes for their success and spotlight this month.

Nanobiotix Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering in the U.S.

2019 FAB award winner, Louis Sel, featured in Forbes' 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
Congratulations to Karen Pevenstein on the well-deserved recognition!
Introducing FACCNE's New Communications Coordinator, Marietta La Barbera
Marietta is originally from New York City, moved to Miami, FL for 10+ years, and has been living in Boston for almost 5 years now. She studied International Relations & French Studies in undergrad at Boston University and spent a semester studying & interning at Robin des Bois in Paris, France. She hopes to return to France some day and fully immerse herself in the culture. On that note, Marietta is so excited to join the FACCNE team and get to know the FACC network across the country!

Boston Mayor Marty J. Walsh Appointed to Lead the Climate Mayors Group
“As mayors, we’re close to the people we serve,” Walsh said. “We see how climate change is already impacting the residents in our cities, and we know how important it is for us to take decisive action for the sake of public safety and public health. American cities have led on climate action for a long time, and especially over the last four years.”
Boston Startup Growth Survey 2020 by Venture Lane results are out!

> 75% of Boston startups have reclaimed or exceed pre-COVID revenue growth rates.
> Boston startups in 13 of 15 industry groups are generating more monthly leads than they did pre-COVID.
> Boston startups in 7 of 15 industry groups have grown revenues by triple digits since COVID-19 started.
On behalf of the FACCNE & our Board, we truly appreciate the committed support of our Members during these unprecedented times.
To know more about each job posting, visit our Job opportunities page

Axelia Partners is hiring:
  • Staff Accountant (1 position based in Cambridge, MA)
  • Business Development Representative – Software Company: Accepting candidates willing to relocate to the greater Boston area.
  • Functional Consultant – Accepting candidates willing to relocate to Boston.
  • Regional Sales Manager – Medical Devices Company: Must have a strong network of spine surgeons in Florida.
  • Customer Success Manager – Computer software company, providing open source PIM solution to big brands across the world: Full time position, based in Boston, bilingual in English and Spanish.

EFGB is hiring:
  • EFGB is a non-profit organization that offers high-quality and engaging early childhood education in French specifically designed for francophone families in the Boston area. They currently have an opening for a school assistant View EFGB current openings here

  • OFALYCÉE™ is recruiting for back to school! Are you interested in digital education and want to invest in the future of Franco-American education in the United States? Send your CV to apply!

NFI Corp is hiring:
  • NFI Corp, the global leader in High Performing Printed Graphic Solutions, has several openings! For more information and to apply, click here

Withings is hiring:
  • Withings, specialist in connected devices & apps designed to improve daily wellbeing and long-term health, has several openings! To apply, click here
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