What is the village by CA?
A concept born in Paris in June 2014 at the initiative of Crédit Agricole, VILLAGE by CA is an ecosystem of open innovation that brings together start-ups and large companies. Companies of several horizons and of different sizes have joined forces with this project to create a unique network dedicated to economic development and the support of innovative projects throughout France via an ecosystem interconnected around a vast national and international network in which startups and large companies can move and enter into business relationships regardless of their location. In order to help start-ups in their international development, the Village has relays in 25 major cities in the world (New York, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore…).
Crédit Agricole de Champagne-Bourgogne joins the Villages by CA network by creating a structure in Dijon, where several start-ups and future partners (including Vitagora and Food Tech) will be hosted. From the end of 2017, the Village will be located in the city centre at 67 rue des Godrans in Dijon before joining the Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin in 2019. At the Village by CA, all partner companies are concretely committed to young entrepreneurs. They provide assistance in setting up young companies, participate in the selection of start-ups, provide their expertise and experience …”. The Village is above all a place of exchange and culture sharing between partner companies and start-ups, in close connection with innovation. A place that promotes synergy with local economic development actors. (…) The objective being to support start-ups in a logic of growth and to welcome companies in a logic of sponsorship” underlines Thomas DUPONT, Mayor of the Village by CA in Champagne-Bourgogne.