Nov 2018

How do you navigate a transformational event in your company?

207 rue de Bercy
75012 Paris

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event will be held in English.

Are you a startup looking to acquire another startup? Or maybe you’re hoping for VC money? You’re a founder and your startup has reached the end of its journey? Join us for our interactive workshop on mergers and acquisitions, in particular transactions involving startups. Don’t miss the chance to discuss with experts in the field, including our special guest Kathryn Elliott Love (Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), who has counseled start-up companies for two decades.

This event is organized by NextGen in partnership with NextDoor, a modern co-working space in the heart of Paris.

Paul Prins, one of the co-chairs of our NextGen program, will moderate the workshop. 

We know you enjoy an interactive event, so participants will be able to ask questions throughout the event using Klaxoon. The access information will be shared before the event and will be visible on the slides during the event.


6:30 pm

Networking cocktail reception

7:00 pm

Opening remarks by AmCham France

7:05 pm

Welcome by Nextdoor

7:10 pm

Moderator Paul Prins welcomes on stage the speakers

7:15 pm

Q&A with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Neocase Software

8:15 pm

Networking cocktail reception

9:00 pm

End of event


Kathryn Elliott Love

Kathryn Love balances her practice between serving as outside corporate counsel to entrepreneurial businesses, ranging from start-ups to established companies, and advising on middle-market M&A transactions. Ms. Love has counseled start-up companies for two decades. Today, she is active in the St. Louis entrepreneurial ecosystem, supporting many local accelerators. She is also founder and editor of the Start-Up Bryan Cave blog.

Paul Prins

Paul Prins is the Founder and President of FreshVine, and co-Chair of AmCham's startup program: NextGen.  His passion for nonprofits combines with over 15 years of technology leadership. When possible, he advocates for the work that nonprofits do in bringing hope and opportunity to the world. He also founded to private sale one previous company.

Alain Ries

Alain Ries is CEO of Neocase Software, a French software company delivering SaaS HR employee relationship and business process automation solutions with a significant international presence, especially in the US. Alain also co-founded InfoVista, a French software company. He co-founded Arche Communications and ERIS Institute, one of the largest European Cisco Systems training centers until both were acquired.