Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, said: “CMA CGM Group wants to support entrepreneurs and companies throughout the Caribbean in the development of their innovative projects. With ZEBOX Caribbean, they will benefit from a dynamic ecosystem, open to the world. This place will federate all the startups in the Caribbean, and even beyond, in the service of innovation.
Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, Ary Chalus, President of the Guadeloupe RegionE, and Alexandre Rochatte, Prefect of the Guadeloupe Region, officially inaugurated ZEBOX Caribbean on Friday, September 23, 2022. ZEBOX Caribbean is one of the three international hubs of ZEBOX, an incubator, gas pedal and international innovation center for tech startups and large groups.
A strategic crossroads and a unique opening on the American continent
In order to support the local entrepreneurial dynamic, ZEBOX, specialized in the supply chain, logistics, mobility and industry 4.0 sectors, has chosen to set up in the heart of the Caribbean, in Guadeloupe. This location, with a unique opening to the Americas, is a strategic crossroads for transport, mobility and logistics issues.
Located in premises of more than 650 m2, ZEBOX Caribbean offers to the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the region, whether English, Spanish or French speaking, a high level of support to project leaders in their development, especially towards the international market. This location is also an opportunity for all the startups of the ZEBOX network wishing to launch in the region.
10 startups supported
As a sign of its expansion, ZEBOX Caribbean has welcomed 5 new startups. This new cohort brings to 10 the number of structures supported by ZEBOX Caribbean since its launch in June 2020: Akte, Avily, Futurays, Magenta, Mobapi, Myditek, Nautic Blue, neLia, SMO Solar Process and Sargasse Project.
These new startups are developing solutions for digitalization, energy transition, circular economy, transport and logistics adapted to the insularity of these territories, aiming to respond to the social, economic, digital and ecological issues for which innovation has a role to play. The startups supported by ZEBOX Caribbean have already met several successes in the French and international entrepreneurial ecosystem.