VivaTech 2017 kicks-off tonight at Paris City Hall, with “50000 participants, 5000 startup, 300 speakers”. Last year edition was very French and Male :
To attract more Women in Power and Women in Tech, VivaTech has partnered with the Women’s Forum :
And this year edition will bring over to Paris international startups, VCs and business angels through a well thought #VivaTech ambassador’s program :
There are many complex dimensions to diversity. How many speakers are from Latin America, Middle-East, Asia or Africa ? How many Women speak ‘as a Women in Tech’ or as a speaker prominent in their field regardless of gender ? We’re not sure we’ll have time to explore all these questions ourselves, but we invite all willing tech people to do just that. Feel free to try our Free Gender API (no registration required) or our Freemium API (with cool additional features). Please use the #VivaTechGaps to comment or share on Twitter.
And if you enjoy doing this important work, you could win a 100,000$ or a 50,000$ prize in the Big Data for Gender Challenge. Don’t wait, submissions are due by 7th of July!
Welcome to all VivaTech participants ! Enjoy this 2017 edition, more diverse and international than ever before.
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