Start-up, welcome to your applications! The HEC incubator, the Aviva Factory, Ionis 361, Prix Movjee, Adidas ChangedBySport, Vivatechnology challenges… There is no shortage of competitions and calls for projects intended for entrepreneurs and start-ups. A great way to start the year off on the right foot!

Participating in a competition or a call for projects increases the notoriety of a young company.

Being selected is an additional credibility gain for future investors. A few nudges to start 2017 well.

The HEC incubator

Application deadline: February 20, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: HEC alumni (graduates or certified) located in Ile-de-France, 100% working on an ambitious project with a strong social, economic, environmental or technological impact.
Endowments: 6 months incubation. Support from experts, entrepreneurs, tutors or former incubators, workshops, lunches, events, etc. Access to a large network of partners.
Location: Station F, Paris
> Register here

i-LAB 2017 – National competition to help the creation of innovative technology companies

Application deadline: February 21, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: open to anyone with an innovative business creation project with strong technological content.
Endowments: subsidy intended to finance the research and development program for the finalization of the innovative technological product, process or service, which can reach 450,000 euros.
> Register here

Moovjee Prize

Application deadline: February 22, 2017 at noon.
Profiles: entrepreneurs, project promoters and self-entrepreneurs aged 18 to 26 inclusive (or up to 30 inclusive, for doctoral students).
Endowments: 150,000 euros including 25,000 euros in cash to be shared between the winners and the finalists, one year of support offered by the Moovjee (mentoring program and business expertise), the participation of the winners in the “Days of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs”, 2-day tailor-made seminar for young entrepreneurs, products and services offered by the partners of the Moovjee Prize including one year of accommodation in the Rétis network for the winner of the Retis Prize.
> Register here

“G-Startup Worldwide” competition
Application deadline: February 22, 2017.
Profiles: young start-up from all over the world.
Endowments: $ 1 million investment.
> Register here: f6s.com

Scientipôle’s BTOC Consumer Accelerator

Application submission dates: until February 23, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: entrepreneurs whose innovative products or services revolutionize the daily lives of tomorrow. Projects must have a proof of concept (POC). Companies must be registered for less than 3 years, have their head office and staff based in Île-de-France.
Endowment: 4 days of collective workshops (Finance, IP, HR, Commercial, etc.), 5 days of individual support by a business manager and an external expert, up to 120,000 euros in honor loans at 0 and without guarantee, commercial events to identify new prospects.
Location: Paris 18th
> Register here

“La Fabrique Aviva” competition

Application deadline: February 28, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: Any entrepreneur (whatever the size and nature of his business) who works in the areas of employment, education, training, social ties, citizenship, disability, health, food, energy, the environment and biodiversity.
Endowments: 1 million euros to support 200 useful and innovative entrepreneurial projects. The finalists will be selected by the general public.
> Register here

Morpheus Prize

Application deadline: March 1, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: student carrying out a fintech, artificial intelligence, health, retail, coding, design, space, telecoms, mobility project …
Endowment: 25,000 euros, access to potential investors and equipment.
> Register here

The Numa Paris accelerator

Application deadline: March 1, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: solving the problems of the world of tomorrow on topics Smart city, health, education.
Endowment: residency with entrepreneurs and sector experts, external networks of experts.
Location: Paris
> Register here

Adidas ‘ChangedBySport’ Contest

Application deadline: March 6, 2017.
Endowments: $ 1 million investment.
open to all first-time entrepreneurs who set up a business in France between 2015 and 2017 who want to act in the world of sport, in terms of people, the environment or health.
Endowment: 20,000 euros for the Grand Prize, 10,000 euros for each of the 3 favorites.
> Register on changedbysport.fr

“Get involved in neighborhoods” competition

Application deadline: March 16, 2017 at midnight.
Entrepreneur profile: associations, start-ups, communities, companies and establishments carrying out an economic, social and / or environmental innovation project in one of the districts undergoing urban renewal (districts benefiting from the PNRU, the PNRQAD or the NPNRU).
Prize: 4 national prizes worth 10,000 euros are awarded. The “ANRU Grand Prix 2017” worth 10,000 euros is awarded to one of the 4 national winners.
> Register on fondationface.org

The Annecy Base Camp incubator

Application deadline: March 17, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: project leaders in the field of sport and outdoor, before the creation of the company.
Endowment: Support over 20 months, for a total of 480 hours of support, or 8 half-days per month.
Location: Annecy, Haute-Savoie
Register: here

The Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund

Application submission dates: March 8 to 22, 2017.
Entrepreneur Profile: Internationally based early stage start-ups wishing to set up in Ireland. Privileged sectors: Internet, games, mobile applications, SaaS, Cloud Computing, software, Lifesciences, Fintech, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products.
Endowment: 50,000 euros to promote the launch, perfect the business plan, accelerate development, conduct market surveys and… create a business in Ireland. The fund takes a 10% stake in the capital of the start-up.
> Register here.
To read: Russian start-ups tempted by the Irish adventure

Breizh Amerika Startup Contest

Application deadline: March 24, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: young companies and start-ups based in Brittany (29, 56, 22, 35, 44), having between 0 and 5 years of existence and having the will to develop in the USA.
Endowment: New York Accelerator.
> Register here
To read: BreizhTech exports its champions to the United States

Scientipôle’s “Health and Silver Economy” accelerator

Application submission dates: March 1 to 31, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: entrepreneurs who develop either technological solutions for the silver economy market, or medical devices, therapies or solutions for the healthcare industry of tomorrow. Projects must have a proof of concept (POC). Companies must be registered for less than 3 years, have their head office and staff based in Île-de-France.
Endowment: 4 days of collective workshops (Finance, IP, HR, Commercial, etc.), 5 days of individual support by a business manager and an external expert, up to 120,000 euros in honor loans at 0 and without guarantee, commercial events to identify new prospects.
Location: Paris 18th.
> Register here
To read: Scientipôle, three years to boost its business and sales

Vivatechnology Challenge 2017

Application deadline: March 31, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: start-up featuring robots, drones, hardware, virtual and augmented reality technologies.
Prize: 4 tickets for the Vivatechnology trade fair from June 15 to 17, 2017 and exhibit free of charge during the 3 days on a 5m² stand.
Location: Paris, Porte de Versailles
> Register here

Vivatechnology: 7 challenges for large groups

Application deadline: March 31, 2017.
Endowments: be part, along with 5,000 other start-ups, of the Salon Vivatechnology lab (June 15-17, 2017) and collaborate with large groups to test your concept.
Manpower Group: “VR / AR dedicated to HR”> Register here
Manpower Group: “HR Process Automation”> Register here
Manpower Group: “Reinventing workplace experience”> Register here
RATP: “Enhance public safety & security through smart video monitoring”> Register here
RATP: “Robots and bots for public transport”> Register here
RATP: “Passengers flows analyzing”> Register here
PMU: “(Social) Betting for dummies”> Register here

Entrepreneurship Foundation Challenge

Deadline for filing: April 14, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: innovative associations (eligible for sponsorship) working for the development of the entrepreneurial spirit in France.
Prize: 3 prizes in the amount of 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 euros.
> Register on www.projetsfondation-entreprendre.fr

100 days to start a business competition

Application deadline: applications in the form of a video, and public votes over 100 days from January 15, 2017 to April 25, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: young project leaders or entrepreneurs (companies created after January 1, 2017) aged 18 to 26. Companies created after January 1, 2017 can apply, provided they have not really started a business and generated turnover.
Endowment: an entrepreneur’s kit worth 15,000 euros including tax which includes 2,500 euros to be paid into a bank account designated by the winner at the time of filing the statutes, training and personalized support for Ulule crowdfunding, support experts and entrepreneurs, coaching sessions …
> Register here

The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator

Application deadline: April 30, 2017.
Entrepreneur Profile: Ambitious technology start-ups that have the potential to have a significant impact on a large market, with a malleable product roadmap and whose founding team has already worked together for at least 6 months.
Endowments: Support for 5 start-ups for 6 months by an R&D team and a network of mentors / advisors, free access to the Oracle Cloud (Iaas, Paas, SaaS), possibilities of commercial interactions among Oracle customers and a co-working space made available.
Location: Colombes (France)
> Register here

Scientipôle’s Retail & E-commerce accelerator

Application submission dates: April 1 to 30, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: players in omnichannel marketing, improving the customer experience, personalization and offering new services. Projects must have a proof of concept (POC). Companies must be registered for less than 3 years, have their head office and staff based in Île-de-France.
Endowment: 4 days of collective workshops (Finance, IP, HR, Commercial, etc.), 5 days of individual support by a business manager and an external expert, up to 120,000 euros in honor loans at 0 and without guarantee, commercial events to identify new prospects.
Location: Paris 18th
> Register: accelerateurs.scientipole-idf.com

Scientipôle Tourism, Leisure, Culture & Sport accelerator

Application submission dates: April 1 to 30, 2017.
Entrepreneur profile: developers acting for the promotion of the territory, the digital strategy, the improvement of the quality of service, the modernization of infrastructures … or innovators in the field of culture and sport.
Endowment: 4 days of collective workshops (Finance, IP, HR, Commercial, etc.), 5 days of individual support by a business manager and an external expert, up to 120,000 euros in honor loans at 0 and without guarantee, commercial events to identify new prospects.
Location: Paris 18th
> Register: accelerateurs.scientipole-idf.com
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