Apply to the Young Entrepreneurs Initiative competition! DEADLINE JULY 31!
Young Entrepreneurs Initiative competition
Apply to the 2014 YEi competition! Deadline on July 31st
The Young Entrepreneurs initiative (YEi), started in 2006, is an accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business in France and Europe.
Are you an early-stage company looking for opportunities to expand to Europe? The YEi program is for you! Come to our upcoming events in Boston to learn more about the Young Entrepreneurs Initiative. This program offers the unique and exciting opportunity for American early-stage entrepreneurs to explore the vibrant entrepreneurial and technological ecosystem in France. Laureates will receive an all-expenses-paid immersion week in France to explore business opportunities while receiving extensive mentoring and guidance suited to their companies’ needs. Visit www.yeifrance.com for more information and to apply.
Come meet us at these events:
YEi Brief Presentation with The Capital Network- "Signing Your First Investor" featuring Mass Challenge
When: July 22, 8:30-10:30 AM
Where: 21 Drydock Ave, 6th Floor, Boston
Event details: http://www.thecapitalnetwork.org/events/signing-your-first-investor-seed-financing-navigating-convertible-debt/
Young Entrepreneurs Initative info table at the Venture Café
When: July 24, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Cambridge Innovation Center, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Event details: http://vencaf.org/
Who is eligible?
Any early-stage innovative company in any industry that meets one of the following criteria is eligible:
• Less than 30 employees
• Less than $2 million in annual revenue
If you don’t fit the requirements but still want to apply, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SELECTION PROCESS IN THE UNITED STATES
1st selection round
2nd selection round
Award Ceremony - Boston-
“Doing business in France” training open to all- the YEi candidates - Boston
IMMERSION WEEK IN FRANCE FOR THE LAUREATES
November 3, 4 and 5
“Doing business in France” intensive training – Paris-
Personalized connections – Paris
November 6 and 7
Personalized connections – other France regions
The Office for Science & Technology of the French Embassy in partnership with Invest in France Agency are delighted to offer to the 2014 YEi Laureates a free week immersion stay in France including training, connections and mentoring for the laureates. This immersion week will be located in the Paris area and in one French region whose innovative ecosystem best fits the needs of each laureate.
This immersion week will include:
Travel and hotel expenses
An intensive training in Paris on “how to do business in France”
Personalized business connections in the stimulating Parisian ecosystem
Personalized business connections in the ecosystem beyond Paris that best fits the needs of each laureate
Intensive mentoring and coaching
Additional prizes to the YEi candidates:
French incubators and Business Innovation Centers (BIC) partners of YEi and members of the RETIS network will offer a one-week immersion stay in their facilities, providing coaching and mentoring to some of the candidates, chosen through a matchmaking process. French entities will publish a “soft-landing offer” describing the economic specificities of their territories and what they have to offer. In 2013, seven companies received these regional prizes.
Organizers of the YEi competition:
The Office for Science and Technology (OST)
The Invest in France Agency (IFA)
Apply online at: http://www.yeifrance.com
For further questions contact:
Consulate General of France in Boston
31, Saint James Avenue