Part of the “Entrepreneurship and the Digital Economy in France” program, this is the first of four debates to be offered in partnership with Afnic and hosted by the teams of Cap Digital. The program has been designed for budding entrepreneurs so that they can obtain advice from leading experts.
This particular DigiEvening will be held on 18 September 2012, and have as its theme: “How to thrive as an entrepreneur in the French digital economy?” The issues discussed will include:
- Business opportunities in the digital economy;
- The pitfalls to avoid;
- The most promising market sectors.
The following will be speaking at the debate:
- Stéphane Distinguin, founder of faberNovel, vice-president of Cap Digital and honorary president of Silicon Sentier ;
- Julien Naillet, Head of Communication and Partnership of Afnic, a key player in the digital economy in France for the management of domain names such as those under the .fr TLD.
It held from 18:30 to 20:30, in the offices of Cap Digital, Passage de l’innovation, 74 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris.
Afnic is the acronym for Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération, the French Network Information Centre. The registry has been appointed by the French government to manage domain names under the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic also manages the .re (Reunion Island), .pm (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), .tf (French Southern and Antarctic Territories), .wf (Wallis and Futuna) and .yt (Mayotte) French Overseas TLDs.
In addition to managing French TLDs, Afnic’s role is part of a wider public interest mission, which is to contribute on a daily basis, thanks to the efforts of its teams and its members, to a secure and stable internet, open to innovation and in which the French internet community plays a leading role. As part of that mission, Afnic, a non-profit organization, has committed to devoting 11% of its Revenues from managing .fr Top Level Domain to actions of general interest, in particular by transferring €1.3 million each year to the Afnic Foundation for Digital Solidarity.
Afnic is also the back-end registry for the companies as well as local and regional authorities that have chosen to have their own TLD, such as .paris, .bzh, .alsace, .corsica, .mma, .ovh, .leclerc and .sncf.
Established in 1997 and based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Afnic currently has nearly 90 employees.