Zoom : the Young Entrepreneurs Initiative

Publié le par Patrick RAPHAELOFF

Source:   http://www.yeifrance.com/

 

 

 

 

Objective

 Accelerate your startup expansion to France by preparing you for the French innovative environment and connecting you to the right partners

Rates

$0 entry fee!

Eligibility

  • Status - Young innovative startups incorporated in the USA aged 0-10 OR Individual innovative entrepreneurs ready and wishing to “land” in a French incubator or BIC (Business Innovation Center)
  • Innovation - Highly “proven” innovative technology or service (proof of concept, market studies, publications…)
  • Activity - Related to industries such as Life sciences, Information Technology, Engineering industries, & Cleantech
  • Maturity - Advanced Business Model, Identifiable market or technologic partnerships opportunities in France
  • Interest - Strong interest in expanding activities to France and dedicating time to find potential opportunities and partners

The Award

A $10,000 value package

The laureates program is organized into 3 parts:

  • USA – Before going – July 2012 - A 1 day pre-trip training session (July 17)+ Individual coaching with a mentor to prepare your French Business Trip
  • FRANCE – 1 week business trip with meetings – September – December 2012 - Including flight, accommodation, meals, and domestic transportation + 1 dedicated coach on-site (Business innovation Center or Incubator Business Manager)
  • Follow-up – After the trip – 2013 - 1 year of personal coaching + 3 month trial in a French Business Innovation Center

Selection Timeline

  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2012

  • Ranking – June 15 2012
  • Entrepreneurs ranked from 1 to 15 are invited to interview with evaluators (either on skype or in person in Boston) – June, 28 – 29, 2012
  • Final selections in France – July 9, 2012
  • Results Announcements – 2nd week of July

Le lien direct : http://www.yeifrance.com/program/yei-competition

Publié dans Business Coaching PME

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