ZEBOX was founded two years ago in Marseilles (France), by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA CGM Group, alongside other noted leaders in the field such as GTT, CEVA Logistics, CIMC, BNP Paribas, Centrimex and INFOSYS.
ZEBOX is specialized in two fields: the transport, logistics and mobilities sector, as well as industry 4.0. The projects they choose to integrate demonstrate technological innovation (AI, blockchain, IoT, robotics, etc.) with a special focus on Greentech projects. The company’s main mission is to accelerate the transformation and innovation of large, leading groups by connecting them with startups, so that they may co-develop together.
Following the launch of a second hub in the heart of the Caribbean, this third opening marks a strategic move for ZEBOX. It demonstrates the company’s ambition as an international player in developing innovative solutions, as well as the importance of the transatlantic axis in emerging sustainable innovations.
“ZEBOX AMERICA provides an exceptional opportunity for our partners and the startups that trust us, to develop innovative solutions while adapting to the requirements and maturity of the American market, as well as its overall ecosystem,” stated Matthieu Somekh, CEO of ZEBOX. “It will enable American startups to benefit from ZEBOX’s expertise and network. Additionally, to provide an even more complete offer, we want to develop our local partnerships with major industrial companies and universities. This will allow us to support dynamic, ambitious initiatives through co-innovation between startups and large groups in the fields of logistics and transport. This opening signifies a pivotal moment in the history of ZEBOX.
This hub will offer an acceleration program spanning over 8 months for startups in the United States, but also across all other continents. An incubation program will also be offered. Additionally, it will provide privileged access for entrepreneurs from other ZEBOX structures that wish to develop their business in the American market.
True to its DNA, the ZEBOX space will be designed to offer an inspiring, modern environment that is conducive to creativity and sharing. The selected startups will benefit from the network of the community’s entrepreneurs, the famous “peer-to-peer assessment” and tailor-made support. They will also benefit from tools, experts, mentors and, of course, exclusive access to our circle of partners to promote their success and bring their project an international scope.
In order to provide the optimal support to its members, ZEBOX wishes to swiftly build partnerships with leading industrialists and large, local universities, thus encouraging innovation and employment of local talents.