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Startup Tour 2018

A unique transatlantic startup competition: North America & France

Pitch in front of 500 guests with investors, US Venture Capital firms and corporate key players

Attend finals
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Selected Startups

New York

June 6th

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Miami

June 12th

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Los Angeles

June 19th

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San Francisco

June 21st

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Montreal

June 28th

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Paris

July 3rd

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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.

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

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Final Competition

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Prizes

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Miami

June 12th

June 12th

Miami

June 12th

Attend

Los Angeles

June 19th

June 19th

Los Angeles

June 19th

Attend

San Francisco

June 21st

June 21st

San Francisco

June 21st

Attend

Montreal

June 28th

June 28th

Montreal

June 28th

Attend

Paris

July 3rd

July 3rd

Paris

July 3rd

Attend

Startup Tour Roadmap

DateExperience
April – MayCall for applications
23rd 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
tbcFinal competition in New York

Co-Organizer

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Platinium Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

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