The Startup ecosystem in Bordeaux

With 3,700 companies, 23,000 jobs and research teams including 1,000 scientists, the Bordeaux area plays a leading part in the ITC sector, ranking first in France in health informatics, third in telecommunication services, fourth in new digital business start-up.

With its creative incubators, business accelerators, numerous start-ups, its dedicated Campus, and the presence of international market leaders, Bordeaux digital sector is driven by the dynamism of vibrant local ecosystem.

As France’s fastest-growing digital region in terms of job creation, the aim is to hit 50,000 digital jobs by 2030. A raft of major urban investment projects have been launched to bolster this ambition, including the new Euratlantique business district and the forthcoming Cité Numérique, digital start-up hub.

The digital wave is very successful in Bordeaux, in various fields such as:

  • Mobile applications – Azendoo, Snapp, NewsRepublic, etc.
  • Video games – Betomorrow, Asobo, ConcoursMania, etc.
  • Industrial 3D technology – Immersion, Lumiscaphe and I2S, etc.
  • e-commerce – C-Discount, etc.
  • e-health – Maincare Solution, AGFA, etc.
  • e-learning – Addeo, IDSC, etc.
  • Location tracking
  • Transmedia – Cluster CATS B
  • Big Data – ATInternet, Cheops Technology, Cogniteev, Cartegie, etc.

An abundance of related Bordeaux-based events such as the Digital Week, Startup weekends, Creative Tuesdays, Metro’num, Happynums or Destinées numériques, federates dynamic organizations: Digital Aquitaine, Aquinum, CLUSIR Aquitaine, ProLibre, SYRPIN, TIC & Santé, Topos.

Bordeaux is renowned for training institutions, source of inspiration for startuppers (INP , KEDGE, INSEEC … ) as well as very activ research labs in digital fields (INRIA, LABRI, Ecole nationale de Cognitique).

Bordeaux ecosystem is internationally minded, thanks to dynamic key-partners as Quebec, Hong Kong, Abidjan, Wallonia, Hyderabad (India), Boston…