4 prizes awarded to the most innovative startups

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…

Taking place in New York on September 25th or 26th 2018

After a series of local competitions held across the United States, Montréal and Paris, 6 Francophone and 3 American startups will be selected to compete in the final of the Startup Tour. The final jury will be composed of entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and changemakers located in North America.

President of the Final Jury

Nathalie Kosciusko Morizet

Nathalie Kosciusko Morizet

Vice President Cloud & Cyber Security North America
@ Capgemini

Jury

Eric Gernath

Eric Gernath

Chief Executive Officer
@ Suez

Elaine Paik

Elaine Paik

Vice President & Corporate Treasurer/Global Head of M&A
@ Colgate Palmolive

Roger Spitz

Roger Spitz

Managing Director M&A Advisory, Head of US Technology, Media & Telecom
@ BNP Paribas

Catherine Flax

Catherine Flax

CEO
@ Pefin

Kevin P. Ryan

Kevin P. Ryan

Chairman and Founder
@ AlleyCorp, MongoDB (Nasdaq: MDB), Zola, Workframe and Nomad Health

2 panels on actual topics will enhance the event

Cyber Security Panel

Erwan Keraudy

Erwan Keraudy

CEO
@ CybelAngel

Nathalie Kosciusko Morizet

Nathalie Kosciusko Morizet

Vice President Cloud & Cyber Security North America
@ Capgemini

renaud-deraison

Renaud Deraison

Co-Founder & CTO
@ Tenable

Environmental Panel

Sidonie Ruban

Sidonie Ruban

Senior Project Manager
@ CO2logic

Eric Gernath

Eric Gernath

Chief Executive Officer
@ Suez

Prizes will be awarded by

Anne-Claire Legendre

Anne-Claire Legendre

Consule générale de France
@ Consulat général de France à New York

bruno-illiers

Bruno d’Illiers

Deputy Head of CIB Americas & Chief Operating Officer
@ BNP Paribas

Pitch in front of investors and business angels

In 2017, we had the honor of hosting the awards ceremony with Mounir Mahjoubi, French Minister for Digital Affairs, Roland Lescure, member of the French Parliament, Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States and Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York.

More exciting information to come…