French Tech Ticket Season 2: develop your startup in France

The French Tech Ticket is picking up the pace in Season 2: 41 incubators have been selected across France (vs. 10 Parisian incubators in Season 1) to welcome the second intake of startups. 70 international startups, or about 180 entrepreneurs, will join the Season 2 program in January 2017 (vs. 49 entrepreneurs from 23 startups in Season 1).

What’s in it for French Tech Ticket winners?

The welcome package has been expanded to offer new laureates the best possible start, with a combination of funding, incubation, ongoing support and advice:

- €45,000 funding per project to cover external costs (feasibility studies, service providers...) and personal costs
- A 12-month incubation period in one of the 41 selected partner incubators in Paris and throughout France
- A fast-track procedure for laureates to obtain a resident permit
- A dedicated support program (master classes, networking events, business support...)
- A help desk to assist laureates with administrative formalities (residence permits, funding, tax and insurance)
- A Soft Landing Pack to relocate easily to France and a practical guide to starting out in the host city with special offers from selected partners

Who is eligible?

- Foreign founding teams of 2 or 3 people (the team can include a maximum of 1 French citizen)
- English-speaking founders: the entire program will be held in English

Startups in project phase (not yet legally founded) or already created abroad
- Founders must be ready to live in France for a year and devote 100% of their
time to their project

Companies that have already been created in France (headquarters or subsidiary)
are not eligible.

How to apply?

French Tech Ticket applications are centralized on a dedicated website:

Candidates must choose their 3 preferred incubators when applying

Every partner incubator is presented in a joint document at the end of the press kit and on the competition website. This presentation details their specific support packages and their differentiating features, especially in terms of:
- Sector expertise (biotech, medtech/health, IoT, hardware, cultural and creative
industries, education tourism, cleantech, energy, industry, construction, real
estate, foodtech/agritech, ecommerce, cybersecurity, fintech, sport, robotics,
mobile/web, social businesses,aerospace,etc.)
- Expertise in the maturity phase addressed (concept/proof of concept/business

The selection of startups will be supported by the partner incubators and sponsor
authorities, as well as independent entrepreneurs.

The selection criteria will be based above all on the innovation brought by the
project, the team and the company’s strong development potential using France as a base.

The application process ends on August 24th.

Last modified on 04/08/2016

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