ZEBOX is rising internationally — and in Crystal Metropolis

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Worldwide startup accelerator ZEBOX is utilizing Arlington workplace to assist bridge the hole between startup firms and enormous companies around the globe.

ZEBOX connects startup firms with each other and gives them with an area to collaborate and increase inside one workplace constructing, defined Elizabeth Ward, head of the corporate’s American operation.

“ZEBOX acts as a connective tissue between giant companies and the availability chain to revolutionary startups. We wish to create new pathways between startup organizations that may profit by doing enterprise collectively,” Ward mentioned.

Since its hub in Crystal Metropolis opened final spring, the incubator — headquartered in Marseille, France — has opened areas in western Africa, Singapore and the Caribbean, with plans to open a hub in England.

ZEBOX originated from the worldwide firm CMA CGM, after ZEBOX’s present CEO discovered that the hole between startups and enormous company organizations might be at the very least partially closed by housing startup firms collectively.

“The amenities are designed as a spot for startups to work, however extra importantly as a spot for firms and startups to co-innovate. We’re new to the world, however we view it as a major spot for lots of future innovation to happen,” Ward mentioned. “Arlington is opening quite a lot of doorways for ZEBOX to collaborate inside our group. A whole lot of the workforce has been stunned by the innovation occurring within the county.”

ZEBOX America Vice President Charles Dehoney, left, and Chief Working Officer Patrick Duffy, proper (workers picture by Jay Westcott)

The accelerator’s native hub in Crystal Metropolis not too long ago began the method of housing its fourth startup. That course of is anticipated to be full by September.

ZEBOX helps greater than 60 startups within the U.S.

The ZEBOX workplace in Crystal Metropolis has hosted a number of fireplace chats, in addition to the French American Chamber of Commerce and members of the French embassy.

These occasions exemplify how Arlington is a perfect place for international innovation, Ward instructed ARLnow.

“Arlington made quite a lot of sense. There are such a lot of revolutionary firms shifting into the world with the state of Virginia doing loads to entice younger firms and startups to come back to Arlington and arrange their companies right here,” Ward mentioned.

ZEBOX is now on the lookout for methods the Crystal Metropolis workplace can higher join startups with federal authorities assets, to bolster their progress.

Members of the French American Chamber of Commerce, the French Embassy and extra at an occasion hosted at ZEBOX’s Arlington workplace (picture through Elizabeth Ward)

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