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.


  • 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.



Winning teams will receive the following benefits:

€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



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
  • 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.


  • June 21st, 2016: online applications open via
  • 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


  1. check the french ticket website its broken. loads only in html!, how or who do we contact for assist?


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