French Tech Ticket Programme 2017 for International Startups (Fully Funded to Launch Your Startup in France)

Application Deadline Extended: September 23rd 2016

The French Program for International Startups : Launch Your Startup in a Booming Tech Ecosystem ! The French Tech Ticket is a program designed for entrepreneurs from all over the world who want to create their startups in France.

After a successful first edition, the French Tech Ticket program is back for 2017 with 41 partner incubators all over France ready to welcome international startups, and even more startup-tailored benefits! While 23 startup projects out of 722 applications were awarded a French Tech Ticket in 2016, 70 projects will be selected this year.

Requirements:

  • Foreign founding teams of 2 or 3 people
    The team can include a maximum of 1 French citizen.
  • English speaking teams

    The entire program will be held in english

    A startup project
    Startups must be in the creation or growth phase.
    Consulting firms and import-export businesses are not eligible to the French Tech Ticket.

    Full-time team in France
    Founders must be ready to live in France for a year and devote 100% of their time to their project.

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Benefits

Winning teams will receive the following benefits:

Funding
€45,000 per team over the course of a year, with no loss of equity (€20k to cover personal costs and €25k to cover professional services)

Resident Permit

Fast-track procedure for team members to obtain a French residence permit.

Acceleration Program

Tailored program of events to support your startup’s growth

  • Masterclasses
  • Networking events
  • Mentoring sessions
  • 2 Demodays with investors and corporate executives

Incubation

 

12 months in one of the 41 selected partner incubators

  • Dedicated office space
  • Weekly and monthly coaching sessions

Help Desk


A dedicated contact to help you through administrative procedures so you can focus on your startup !

Soft Landing Pack

“Welcome Guide” and special offers from our partners to help you relocate easily to France !

How to Apply:

  • Applications to the French Tech Ticket are centralized via the platform frenchtechticket.com
  • Candidates should apply to 3 incubators (in order of preference) via the website.
  • Each partner incubator has a section on the contest website presenting its offer and its differentiating features, especially concerning:
    • Its sector expertise(Biotech, Medtech/Health, Wellbeing, 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, other)
    • The stage of maturity it addresses (Concept / Proof of Concept / Commercialization).
  • The selection of startups will be carried out by the partner incubators, the administrations supporting the program, and independent entrepreneurs.
  • Selection criteria are based primarily on the innovation the project brings, the project team, and the development potential of the company from France.

Timeline:

  • June 21st, 2016: online applications open via frenchtechticket.com
  • August 24th, 2016: application deadline
  • September–November 2016: selection phases – eligibility, ranking of applications, then interviews with preselected candidates via videoconference
  • Early January 2017: arrival of the French Tech Ticket class of 2017 in France

Apply Now for the French Tech Ticket Ticket Programme 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the French Tech Ticket Programme 2017 for International Startups

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