We have the innovation
…and with the startups we support, we have even more to share. Bouygues Telecom Initiatives’ vocation is, of course, to accelerate their launch on the market.
Through a real collaboration with our operational teams, we offer entrepreneurs:
– an initial business reference to put forward,
– the expertise of Bouygues Telecom,
– financial resources to get started.
For us, inventing the future is therefore a very concrete present.
Shall we tell you how it goes?
Together, we move forward step by step
1. We meet
For us, the spark comes from an innovative concept that finds a particular echo among Bouygues Telecom’s many businesses.
2. We co-develop
What matters then is validating together the basis for a win-win collaboration. This is the whole purpose of a technical and/or commercial pilot.
3. We make it happen
This is the long-awaited partnership between the startup and Bouygues Telecom.
What about the investment?
In some cases, why not. It is the ideal tool for exploring new growth opportunities and support our partner startups.
and mutual interest
What we expect
| Differentiating services or products
| Synergies with Bouygues Telecom
| Motivated teams
| Agility and responsiveness
What we bring
| A first business reference
| Multidisciplinary experts
| A diverse network of partners
| Equity contribution
“Technology is at the heart of our business. In this context, our employees constantly need innovation. Also, for a long time, we decided to get closer to those who have the ideas, to those who innovate, to those who create. With startups, we invent the future together. We can offer them a first live test, be their first client signed or their first investor. In return, Bouygues Telecom relies on the talents they bring, each time with new ideas that allow us to better serve our customers. “
Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Telecom
A concret commitment in 3 key figures
files studied since 2009
is our daily business
Our fuel? The passion for innovation and the taste for entrepreneurship. For us, the challenge is to create the most fertile links with the various businesses of Bouygues Telecom. Those who will be able to bring real added value to startup projects. Do we sometimes dream that one of them might be a future unicorn? Perhaps…
President of the BTI fund
A graduate of the ECP, Yves Legrand joined Bouygues Telecom in 1994, where he helped obtain his first licenses. In 2013, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director and took responsibility for all of the company’s technical units, including the Network, Information Systems and Innovation.
Open Innovation Manager
A graduate of ESTACA and HEC, Philippe began his career with paid television operators. In 2008, he joined Bouygues Telecom to participate in the launch of the Bbox. In 2015, he joined BTI to source startups. He has been Head of Open Innovation since 2020.
In the early 1990s, he rolled out the first cellular networks and joined Bouygues Telecom in 1996. After establishing the US Office in Silicon Valley in 2001, he held positions in B2B marketing and business development. He has been Innovation Manager since 2016.
A graduate of Kedge Business School, who joined Bouygues Telecom in 1998, Sylvie has managed numerous projects within several of the company’s business departments among Marketing, Sales and B2B. She joined BTI in 2009. Since 2020, she has been coordinating startup projects related to our corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach.