Our next mixer is this Tuesday in Palo Alto!

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Prochaine Soirée Grandes Ecoles et Universités le 13 Mars à San Francisco

February 14, 2014 in Events

Détails à suivre, gardez la date pour le moment !

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A Career in the US: Entrepreneurship Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 6-9 pm

November 27, 2013 in Events

After exploring the topic of academic careers in the U.S. for French engineers, the second meeting of the reborn X-Berkeley alumni association, in partnership with PRIME, will focus on entrepreneurship. We have the honor to be joined by successful and prospective entrepreneurs, VCs, and incubators for an open discussion on pursuing an entrepreneur career in the US.  The evening will feature:
a panel session and Q&A with seasoned entrepreneurs about pursuing an entrepreneur career as an France-trained engineer. Panelists will include Pascal Levy-Garboua (CEO of SixDoors), Didier Perrot (CEO of In-Webo Technologies), Florian Jourda (Chief Architect at Box), and others
- a pitch session by selected early-stage startups founded by French engineers (see list below). An experienced jury will provide feedback
- networking around snacks and refreshments.

Join us for free by registering here (limited number of seats; for security reasons, you have to register to attend). 


Early-stage startups founded by French engineers and pitching at the event:

SignUP enables deaf people to connect with the rest of the world by building a smart glove that translates sign language into voice. 

Our mobile app Shotgun! is a fun and quick way to share stuff with your friends through the universal rule of “First come, First served”: our users post their stuff, from concert tickets to car seats with friends. In turn, their friends who click “Shotgun!” first, reserve the stuff for themselves. 

Pair of digital synchronized frames to create a window between 2 homes. Designed for people in families that have to live far from each other and need a more intimate connection for everyday life.

Boutwik is an e-commerce platform where we gather reviews and selections from fashion blogs to guide people in their shopping. We are truly convinced that it can help shoppers be more confident about their purchase.

Fast, Social, Parking. We are a mobile application that helps drivers find on-street parking by exchanging spots with other drivers.

FeetMe develops a pressure sensor sole connected by bluetooth to a smartphone, tablet or a computer. It provides chiropodists a cheap and accurate tool for plantar pressure diagnostic.

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Prochaine Soirée Grandes Ecoles et Universités le 5 Déc à San Francisco

November 27, 2013 in Events

Nous organisons une soirée anciens des Grandes Ecoles et Universités Françaises à San Francisco le Jeudi 5 décembre prochain. Ce sera une occasion de se rencontrer ou de se revoir dans un cadre agréable avant la fin de l’année 2013!

Pour cette dernière soiree de l’année, nous avons le plaisir et privilège d’etre reçu par Monsieur le Consul Général de France, Romain Serman, à la Residence de France.

Inscriptions sur la page http://frenchalumni.eventbrite.com

Venez Rencontrer Frédéric Lefebvre, Député Représentant les Français d’Amérique du Nord à l’Assemblée Nationale.

October 21, 2013 in Events

Mercredi 30 octobre 2013  – 6-8pm – Bank of the West, 555 Market Street, San Francisco

Cette réunion sera une occasion unique de rencontrer notre représentant au Palais Bourbon, qui évoquera les sujets sur lesquels l’Assemblée travaille en ce moment. Frédéric Lefebvre nous donnera également une mise à jour sur les projets législatifs concernant les français résidant à l’étranger.

Nombre de places limite – Reservez des maintenant a http://www.french-alumni.org/events/rencontre-avec-frederic-lefebvre-depute-des-francais-damerique-du-nord/

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Réunion inaugurale du groupe X-Berkeley : “Carrières US – Devenir professeur d’université”

October 21, 2013 in Events

5 Novembre 2013, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
540 Cory Hall, Campus de Berkeley
Événement gratuit en s’inscrivant

Le groupe X-Berkeley célèbre sa renaissance, avec l’organisation cet automne de réunions visant à exposer la diversité des opportunités de carrières aux États-Unis, ouvertes à tous les jeunes ingénieurs français de la région.

Le premier événement de cette série portera sur une carrière dans le monde académique aux États-Unis. Nous aurons le plaisir d’accueillir quatre anciens élèves de l’École Polytechnique, actuellement professeurs à Berkeley :

Dans le cadre d’une discussion ouverte avec l’audience, les intervenants présenteront leur parcours professionnel et partageront leur expérience quant aux attraits et inconvénients du système académique américain. En particulier, les liens entre le monde académique et le monde de l’industrie et des startups seront évoqués, et nous aurons le plaisir d’accueillir à cette occasion d’anciens doctorants français actuellement membres de startups dans la Bay Area.

N’hésitez pas à venir leur poser vos questions, et à vous retrouver autour de notre premier buffet de la saison !

Pour toute question, contactez-nous à polytechnique_berkeley@lists.berkeley.edu

Le Bureau X-Berkeley

Les biographies de nos intervenants :

Alexandre Bayen is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He received the Engineering Degree in applied mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique, France, in July 1998, the M.S. degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in June 1999, and the Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in December 2003. He was a Visiting Researcher at NASA Ames Research Center from 2000 to 2003. Between January 2004 and December 2004, he worked as the Research Director of the Autonomous Navigation Laboratory at the Laboratoire de Recherches Balistiques et Aerodynamiques (Ministere de la Defense, Vernon, France), where he holds the rank of Major. Bayen has authored one book and over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He is the recipient of the Ballhaus Award from Stanford University, 2004, of the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, 2009 and he is a NASA Top 10 Innovators on Water Sustainability, 2010. His projects Mobile Century and Mobile Millennium received the 2008 Best of ITS Award for ‘Best Innovative Practice’, at the ITS World Congress and a TRANNY Award from the California Transportation Foundation, 2009. Bayen is the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award from the White House, 2010. Mobile Millennium has been featured more than 100 times in the media, including TV channels and radio stations (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNET, NPR, KGO, the BBC), and in the popular press (Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times).

Laurent El Ghaoui graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1985, and obtained his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University in March 1990. He was a faculty member of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (Paris, France) from 1992 until 1999, and held part-time teaching appointments at Ecole Polytechnique within the Applied Mathematics department and Université de Paris-I (La Sorbonne) in the Mathematics in Economy program. In 1998, he was awarded the Bronze Medal for Engineering Sciences, from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France. He joined the Berkeley faculty in April 1999 as an Acting Associate Professor, and obtained his tenure in May 2001. He went on leave from UC since July 2003 until September 2006 to work for SAC Capital Management, a hedge fund based in New York and Connecticut.

Noureddine El Karoui is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics. After graduating from Ecole Polytechnique, he received his MS in Financial Mathematics and his PhD in Statistics from Stanford University, where he also did a postdoc in the School of Medicine before joining UC Berkeley’s faculty. Professor El Karoui’s research interests are in theory and applications of random matrices, large dimensional covariance estimation and properties of covariance matrices, connections with mathematical finance, and applied statistics.

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas grew up in Montpellier, France. He attended Ecole Polytechnique then received his PhD in Economics in 1996 from MIT. He taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Princeton University before joining UC Berkeley department of economics. Professor Gourinchas’ main research interests are in international macroeconomics and finance. His recent research focuses on the importance of the valuation channel for the dynamics of external adjustment and the determination of exchange rates (with Hélène Rey); on the determinants of capital flows to and from developing countries (with Olivier Jeanne); on international portfolios (with Nicolas Coeurdacier); on global imbalances (with Ricardo Caballero and Emmanuel Farhi); on international price discrimination (with Gita Gopinath, Chang-Tai Hsieh and Nick Li) and on the global financial crisis (with Maury Obstfeld). He is the laureate of the 2007 Bernàcer Prize for best European economist working in macroeconomics and finance under the age of 40, and of the 2008 Prix du Meilleur Jeune Economiste for best French economist under the age of 40.

Is There Still a Return in Solar?

October 13, 2013 in Events

Panel Conference and Networking event in San Francisco – November 20, 2013 – 6 to 9pm

In the past few years, segments of the solar industry have been the source of bankruptcies and unprofitable business models. Investors have therefore been cautious about investing in the solar industry, slowing down the rate of innovation. A recent flurry of major fundraising by Sungevity, OneRoof Energy, and SunRun, as well as the successful IPO of SolarCity and the acquisition of EchoFirst have brought the industry back into the limelight.

We’ve assembled a panel of very qualified and seasoned speakers who will look at companies that are making headlines – such as First Solar, SolarCity, SunPower, SunEdison, EDF Renewable Energy, Solexant, Clean Power Finance – and debate whether they can reach a state of “healthy returns”, share what they learned from recent industry failures, how they’ve managed to remain successful in times of turmoil, and where they are heading now.  

More details and registration at http://www.french-alumni.org/events/is-there-still-a-return-in-solar/

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Dîner avec Nicolas Hulot

September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Le consulat de France invite les membres de la French Alumni Association à un dîner autour de Nicolas Hulot le mardi 15 octobre.
Le thème portera sur La Silicon Valley peut-elle sauver l’environnement ?
Le dîner aura lieu à la résidence de France (2570 Jackson street, San Francisco) à 19h00 et pourra accueillir 30 d’entre nous.
Le nombre de places étant limité nous ouvrirons les inscriptions ce lundi, les premier arrivés seront les premiers servis alors a vous de jouer !
À bientôt…

La team French Alumni

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Pictures from the Sept 12 Soiree are now online

September 14, 2013 in Events

Thank you for all those who were able to join us last Thursday the 12th of September. The picture are now online on our Facebook page and you can see them here.

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Registration is now open for our next Soirée event in San Francisco

August 22, 2013 in Events

We look forward to seeing you at our next Soirée event in San Francisco on Thursday September 12.

To sign up, visit our registration page.


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