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Startup Tour 2018

A unique transatlantic startup competition: North America & France

Meet the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem, US Venture Capital firms and top corporate executives

Attend Final

This very exclusive event is under the high patronage of Gérard Araud,

Ambassador of France to the United States

With the exceptional participation of

French senator of Yonne Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, rapporteur of the law reform, poses on June 13, 2016 at the French Senate in Paris.  / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne

Minister of State, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Finalist Startups

French Competition

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New York

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Miami

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Los Angeles

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San Francisco

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Montreal

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Paris

American Competition

US Comp Droice Labs
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US Comp Augmate
Startup Tour 2018

Startup Tour 2018

FrenchFounders and BNP Paribas are launching the second edition of the Startup Tour, the leading competition for Francophone startups developing in North America. This year, we are enhancing the concept by opening the competition to American startups willing to develop in France.

The Final competition will be held in New York on September 26th 2018.

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French Finalists

3

American Finalists

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Final Competition

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Prizes

Prizes Startup Tour 2018

Awarded to one of the 6 finalists at the final competition selected by the jury

  • A check of $20,000$
  • A one year FrenchFounders membership (for 1 person)
  • Business acceleration program with BNP Paribas experts in the US
  • Mentoring sessions by FrenchFounders members
  • Two desks at The Foundery co-working space in New York for one year (value $18,000)
  • 6 months of advertising on French Morning (value $15,000)
  • A voucher of $20,000 of Oracle credits
  • United Airlines flight tickets, round trip Paris CDG - US (or vice versa)
  • CH&Co. will provide support and mentoring to define additional use cases for the Financial Industry and expand sales opportunities leveraging CH&Co.’s international footprint
  • Support of the French startup by NUMA New York.
    - 1 mentoring session with Frances Simowitz (Program Director at NUMA New York)
    - 1 mentoring session with our Mentor in Residence John Lynn
    - preferred access to the selection process of the Acceleration Program: skip directly to semi-finals and 10% discount out of $25K program fee if startup is selected
  • Support of the French startup by Impact USA (most active acceleration program for French startups – CB insights 2017):
    - export diagnosis with the Impact USA team
    - preferred access to the selection process of the Acceleration Program: skip directly to semi-finals and 10% discount out of $23K program fee if company is selected

And more benefits to come…

Awarded to one of the 9 finalists at the final competition selected by the Grandes Écoles Alumni Association

  • A check of $5,000
  • A one year FrenchFounders membership (for 1 person)
  • Mentoring sessions with experts from the Grandes Ecoles
  • And more benefits to come…

Awarded to one of the 3 American finalists at the final competition selected by the jury

  • A one year FrenchFounders membership (for 1 person)
  • Support of the American startup by Business France and PRIME in the US and in France, valid for 1 year:
    - customized support on the expansion strategy in France with a dedicated project manager
    - business connections with French corporates in the US and in France
    - introduction to the local ecosystem (clusters and R&D Labs, startups innovation hubs, public institutions…)
    - opportunities to participate in PRIME’s TechMeetings in the US (San Francisco, Boston, New York) and Paris
    - invitation to key tech events in Paris (ex: Vivatech)
  • Support of the American startup by Paris&Co - free and direct access to their business acceleration program Paris Landing Pack_Explore:
    - a desk in the international incubator of Paris&Co, COMET, located in the heart of Paris
    - collective workshops with experts on the legal requirements for the creation of a company in Paris, business expansion and network development, etc…
    - access to events within the Parisian innovation ecosystem and the opportunity to pitch
    - dedicated support from Paris&Co international team
  • Business acceleration program with BNP Paribas experts in France
  • Mentoring sessions by FrenchFounders members
  • A voucher of $20,000 of Oracle credits
  • CH&Co. will provide support and mentoring to define additional use cases for the Financial Industry and expand sales opportunities leveraging CH&Co.’s international footprint
  • A Design Sprint facilitated by CBA USA: 4 days of intense work in NYC or San Fran to identify your business challenge, work together to find solutions, and create a prototype which will be tested by 5 customers (value $30,000)
  • Support of the American startup by 50 Partners:
    - 3 desks at 50 Partners coworking space in central Paris « Le Loft » for 6 months
    - 3 mentoring sessions with 50 Partners team
    - access to all 50 Partners events for 1 year
    - dedicated support and personalized introduction to 50 Partners ecosystem

And more benefits to come…

Awarded to the startup who gets the most votes on the dedicated platform

  • A check of $2,500
  • Wavestone will assist the start-up in its growth strategy with a hands-on approach leveraging our strong track-records thanks to Wavestone’s B2B start-up accelerator, Shake’Up
  • A one year FrenchFounders membership (for 1 person)
  • Mentoring sessions by FrenchFounders members
  • And more benefits to come…

In partnership with

Co-Organizer

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Platinium Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

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