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Startup Tour 2018

A unique transatlantic startup competition: North America & France

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Startup Tour 2018

Startup Tour 2018

FrenchFounders is launching the second edition of the Startup Tour, the leading competition for Francophone startups developing in North America.

But this year, we are enhancing the concept by opening the competition to American startups willing to develop in France.

A committee of experts will select the best startups to compete in our 6 different semi-finals cities: New York, Miami, Montréal, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Paris.

The final competition will be held in New York in September 2018.

6

French Finalists

3

American Finalists

1

Final Competition

4

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
  • 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

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)
  • Business acceleration program with Business France, valid for 1 year. In the USA: review of the project and support/mentoring + invitation to pitch at Tech Meetings at Prime. In France: personalized introductions in Paris to BPI France, Station F and other related institutions + invitation to VivaTech and other events + mentoring with Prime project managers to support the establishment of the startup in France and Europe
  • Business acceleration program with BNP Paribas experts in France
  • Mentoring sessions by FrenchFounders members
  • A voucher of $20,000 of Oracle credits
  • And more benefits to come…

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

  • A check of $2,500
  • A one year FrenchFounders membership (for 1 person)
  • Mentoring sessions by FrenchFounders members
  • And more benefits to come…

Local Competitions

Between June and beginning of July, the Startup Tour will stop in the most dynamic ecosystems of the United States, but also in Montréal and Paris to select the best startups for the final competition. The juries will be composed of entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and changemakers located in North America.

New York

June 6th

June 6th

New York

June 6th

Miami

June 12th

June 12th

Miami

June 12th

Los Angeles

June 19th

June 19th

Los Angeles

June 19th

San Francisco

June 21st

June 21st

San Francisco

June 21st

Montreal

June 28th

June 28th

Montreal

June 28th

Paris

July 3rd

July 3rd

Paris

July 3rd

Application closure on Friday 18th May 2018

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Startup Tour Roadmap

DateExperience
April – MayCall for applications
18th MayApplication closure
31st MayAnnouncement of the startups selected for the local competitions
6th JuneNew York local competition
12th JuneMiami local competition
19th JuneLos Angeles local competition
21th JuneSan Francisco local competition
28th JuneMontréal local competition
3rd JulyParis local competition
SeptemberFinal competition in New York

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