Faea

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WHY APPLY

Whether they are France-based startups developing their business presence in the U.S., or U.S.-based startups 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
  • in-kind benefits
  • product/service validation and potential funding options with investors
  • mentorship to sharpen your elevator pitch

ELEGIBILITY

The startup operates in the United States (FEIN required) for at most 4 years

Or the Startup operates in the United States for at most 3 years and is a subsidiary of a French startup operating for at most 4 years in France.

The US Startup must be managed by a French-speaking executive (CEO, President, or any other C-level position).

The US Startup must be owned by a French founder or a French fund with a minimum of 10% equity in the US Startup.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted until Thursday April 27th 2023. Only the first 30 valid Applications will be accepted.

Complete the Application Form below and Agree to the Award Rules.

Email us your Executive Summary.

You can Email us if you have any questions.

SELECTION PROCESS

APPLICATION

FINAL ROUND

AWARDS CEREMONY

Startups need to assess their eligibility, comply with the FAEA rules and submit their application and Executive Summary (in English) by May 7, 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.

The Committee will select 3 startup finalists. Finalists will pitch and participate (in-person) in a Q&A in front of the Committee 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.

PRIZES

GOLD WINNER $25,000 Value Prize

$10,000 Cash Prize + in-kind benefits

SILVER WINNER $15,000 Value Prize

$5,000 Cash Prize + in-kind benefits

BRONZE WINNER $7,500 Value Prize

$2,500 Cash Prize + in-kind benefits

IN-KIND BENEFITS FOR

GOLD AND SILVER WINNERS

  • 1 France – USA round trip ticket with Air France + 1 Air France Flying Blue Gold Card for 1 year
  • 1 office space for 6 months with Corporate Suites
  • 1 FrenchFounders membership for 1 year
  • coaching and networking opportunities with Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France – North-East USA Committee (Dreamstart program)

BRONZE WINNER

  • 1 Air France Flying Blue Gold Card for 1 year
  • 1 office space for 6 months with Corporate Suites
  • 1 FrenchFounders membership
  • coaching and networking opportunities with Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France – North-East USA Committee (Dreamstart program)

APPLICATION

If you comply and agree with the Award Rules please complete the following application form and attach your Executive Summary (in English).

Please upload your 2 page executive summary in PDF format
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