MISSION.

Our mission is to use technological power for human progress. To that end, we create, accelerate & invest in startups that focus on four themes: 

Enable healthy daily life
 Bring people together.
 Do more with less.
 Make the world smarter.

HOW WE WORK.

We use a custom methodology that combines elements of Design Thinking, Human-Centered Design, and Agile Engineering.  The goal is to come up with ambitious ideas rooted in real user problems, then very rapidly find out if (and how) they'll work.

 
 Imagine new company.
 Rapid prototyping.
 company scaling
 

OUR COMPANIES

 A new brand of tampons & pads, made from 100% organic cotton, available online for monthly subscription. For each box purchased, a box is given to a woman in need.

A new brand of tampons & pads, made from 100% organic cotton, available online for monthly subscription. For each box purchased, a box is given to a woman in need.

 The best food from the local market & weekly recipes, delivered in under 60 minutes. Powered by an ingenious model of lightweight logistics.

The best food from the local market & weekly recipes, delivered in under 60 minutes. Powered by an ingenious model of lightweight logistics.

 A new software platform to digitize and optimize the freight industry, yielding massive economic & environmental benefits

A new software platform to digitize and optimize the freight industry, yielding massive economic & environmental benefits

 Cloud software to manage live, in-person poker tournaments, bringing people together IRL..

Cloud software to manage live, in-person poker tournaments, bringing people together IRL..

 
 The 100% personalized paper magazine, composed by – or for – the reader, from a selection of high-quality articles. A new delightful reading experience.

The 100% personalized paper magazine, composed by – or for – the reader, from a selection of high-quality articles. A new delightful reading experience.

 Wirelessly charge your phone face down.  A simple life hack to disconnect, be more productive, and be more present with the people around you.

Wirelessly charge your phone face down.  A simple life hack to disconnect, be more productive, and be more present with the people around you.

 A software platform that gives communities a voice, by letting users create short videos on their smartphones and then automatically editing it all together into a montage using AI.

A software platform that gives communities a voice, by letting users create short videos on their smartphones and then automatically editing it all together into a montage using AI.

 

NEWS.

O21. « Il fait bon être entrepreneur à Nantes »

Jho: des tampons et des serviettes bio et éthiques!

Imagination Machine, l’accélérateur qui veut faire de Nantes un hub de talents internationaux

Deuxième appel à candidatures pour Imagination Machine

U.S. entrepreneur bets on new Silicon Valley in west France

Un entrepreneur de la Silicon Valley mise sur Nantes pour détecter les futurs champions

Nantes : la start-up “Vite mon marché”
lève 600 000 euros

Un entrepreneur américain qui a vendu sa startup à Google explique pourquoi Nantes est l'endroit idéal pour monter une entreprise aujourd’hui


WHAT OUR STARTUPS SAY.

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What energy! When you have 15-20 smart, creative and motivated people working hard in the same space, it pushes you to be better and to accomplish more.
— Jeff Kelley, founder of Blind Valet (IM #1)