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Apply for French Tech Entreprenueral Visa

Flyer-FTTicketFrance is ‘a new start republic’, home to vibrant tech hubs and talent imbued with a strong entrepreneurial culture. The name of this movement is ‘La French’, a shared brand by French. start-ups and supported by the French government. For some years , the French Tech ecosystem has shown incredible dynamism, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, designers, and other talented people

What’s the programme?

The Programme targets entrepreneurs who may or may not already have a business in France, and who are, for example, completing their education and looking to create a startup. Teams must comprise one to three founding members, and a maximum of one French person per team.

The program provides

  1. Funding of €12,500 for 6 months, renewable so to give a year funding of a EUR 25K total to each team member.
  2. Free space in a partner incubator. What you find in spaces as such is access to training session, dedicated network and mentors to support a start-up growth.
  3. FrenchTech event access
  4. A Help Desk to provide assistance with red tape; and god knows how it can be useful in France.
  5. On top of things – and so so french: you get lower prices on Air France flights, a Gold loyalty card and advertising for the startup via Air France!

So what are you waiting for to apply? And who should apply?

Any entrepreneur with a scalable or innovative idea is welcomed in the programme – with a team of three people maximum and willing to give Paris incubator a try for six to a year.

Applications will open in June online with a questionnaire and a video pitch to submit. They will close by end of September when a videoconference with selected applicants will be interviewed to develop the idea of the project. The final selection will be made by a committee comprising members of the French Tech Initiative, the Paris City Council, Bpifrance, Business France, the Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE), partner incubators and leading personalities of the tech & entrepreneurship scene. The programs starts January 2016.

Paris entrepreneurial hub assets and strengths

France eco-system has grown over the years to be a significant player on the world map of start-up eco-systems: there are over 40 business incubators, 80 co-working spaces, 20 fab labs,  and close to 1,500 startups being set up annually. It has made itself famous thanks to the success stories of Critéo, Blablacar and Sarenza. A 33,000m2 incubator space, la Halle Freyssinet will open in November this year in the centre of Paris.

Apply now!

Only the first 500 eligible applications will be taken into account.

The applications will close on September 15th.


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