The leading competition for Entrepreneurs

The French Prize is dedicated to Francophone startups willing to expand in the Americas.
The American Prize is dedicated to Anglophone startups willing to expand in France.
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A committee of industry experts, investors and top-executives will review all the applications and select the outstanding startups!

Do you wish to compete and participate?

Deadline American Prize: May 19, 2019.
Application fees: USD $ 85.00

APPLY TO PITCH

To apply, the startup has to meet:

At least three of the following criteria:

  • It must be working on a new technology, product or service, or an innovative application of an existing technology
  • The team must include 2+ full-time staff members
  • It must have a significant impact on the industry you are targeting and/or on the environment
  • It must be in a growth phase

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 or generate a revenue between US$1 million and US$15 million.

The US-based 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 or generate a revenue between US$1 million and US$15 million.

Executive coaching by Business & Value

A world-class Executive Coach: Sébastien Dumont, CEO@Business&Value
(20 years’ experience advising and inspiring Leaders to the Startuppers)

  • Semi-finalists coaching, a collective exploratory session at each location. A special opportunity for all of the semi-finalists to be able to reflect, share, practice and learn a significant amount about themselves and how to thrive.

  • Finalists coaching, a one-to-one deep dive session. Finalists will experience new ways to exceed their goals, conquer their apprehensions and deliver their masterpiece for D-day in New York.

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The FrenchFounders team

International and entrepreneurship is in our DNA as we help business leaders to connect and meet with each other, within our business club. We know how important and efficient it is to get the right connection at the right moment when building your business => We make it happen!

We decided 3 years ago to launch the Startup Tour, to bolster the business connections between startups, corporates and investors by creating a one of a kind competition where pitching is just the beginning of an impactful journey.