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FAEA 2024 ENDED ! Aspivix, Weward and Yuka are the winners !


What Previous Winners Say about FAEA

Dr. Bruno Jactel (Founder & CEO, Hypercell Technologies): “The Hypercell team is particularly grateful to have received the first prize of the 2023 FAEA. This is a great honor that will give us even more motivation to pursue our project with energy and determination”.
Founder, Hypercell
Claire Chabaud-Tropéan (Founder & CEO, Braave): “I feel deeply honored. Meeting these inspiring individuals who continuously challenge and support me in my business has been a remarkable experience. Their strong US network offers immense potential and I am excited to leverage their expertise and forge valuable connections.”
Founder, Braave
Jonathan Thorn (Co-founder & CEO, WALTER) and Guillaume Charvon, (Co-founder & Chairman, WALTER): “We were thrilled to participate in the FAEA. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase our electronics recycling social business, meet the judges and the other participants. We look forward to coming back next year as spectators!”
Jonathan & Guillaume
Co-Founders, Walter


Whether you are a U.S.-based startup or a France-based startup developing your business presence in the U.S. and founded/or led by French entrepreneurs, the FAEA empowers the winners with a unique opportunity to reach their next level of development with:

  • exposure and networking opportunities in the French business community and in the U.S. startup ecosystem
  • cash prizes and in-kind benefits
  • product/service validation and potential funding options with investors
  • mentorship to sharpen your elevator pitch.


Your Startup already operates in the US (FEIN required) for at most 5 years or your Startup will be operating in the US by the end of the year.

Your Startup can be the subsidiary of a French Startup.

Your Startup is managed by a French-speaking executive (CEO, President, or any other C-level position).

Your Startup is owned by a French founder or a French fund with a minimum of 10% equity.





Startups need to assess their eligibility, comply with the FAEA rules and submit their application and Executive Summary by May 14, 2024 at 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time)

The Committee will assess eligible startup participants based on the innovative, viability, profitability and scalability aspects of their business model and select the Winners.

The Committee will select 3 winning startups.
The 3 Winners will pitch and participate (in-person) in a Q&A in front of the Jury in the offices of former FAEA winner Extend in New York City on Sunday June 2nd, 2024
The winning startups will be announced during the Award Ceremony which will be held at The Consulate General of France in New York on June 4th, 2024.


Friday /   MARCH 15

Monday /   MARCH 18

FAEA Application Opening

Tuesday /   MAY 14

Deadline to submit entries to the FAEA selection

Monday /   MAY 20

Announcement of the 3 startup finalists

Monday /   JUNE 3

Networking events in New York City for the 3 startup finalists, plus dinner at Club600


  • GOLD WINNER $25,000 Value Prize
  • SILVER WINNER $15,000 Value Prize
  • BRONZE WINNER $7,500 Value Prize


FAEA is made possible thanks to our Sponsors and Partners, merci !

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