SECOND EDITION, NEW COMPETITION, NEW DIMENSION

Startup Selection

Startup Selection

The Startup Tour is 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 industry experts, investors and top-executives will review all the applications and select 5 outstanding startups for each local competition.

The applicants have to meet at least 2 of the following criteria:

  • Be working on a new technology, product or service, or an innovative application of an existing technology
  • Have a proof of concept, a prototype, scientific validation of your claim, or minimum viable product (MVP)
  • Be a team composed of two or more people working on the startup full-time
  • Be working on a project that would have a significant impact on your target industry and society, or the environment in general
  • Still be in a growth phase

DO YOU QUALIFY?

In addition, the Francophone startup has to meet these 3 mandatory criteria:

  • One of the startup’s founders must be a French speaker
  • The startup must have a presence in the city in which they are competing at the local level, or plan to establish a presence there in the near future
  • Have raised a least $500K or generate a minimum of $500K revenue

And the American startup has to meet these 3 mandatory criteria:

  • One of the startup’s founders must be an English speaker based in the US
  • The startup must plan to establish a presence in France in the near future
  • Have raised a least $500K or generate a minimum of $500K revenue