YEi Competition

2013 COMPETITION

YEi will award 12 promising innovative American startups looking to explore development opportunities in France.

(The call for startups is now closed)

12 PRIZES / 2 CATEGORIES

This year, YEi increases the number of prizes and doubles the chances for the candidates to be selected. YEi will award 12 laureates within 2 categories:

  • National prizes – 5 laureates 

     1 week business tour with customized accelerator training program, qualified meetings and a dedicated team of French experts and mentors

    1 laureate will be chosen to receive the “Air France Sustainability Award”

  • Regional prizes – 7 laureates

    1 week soft-landing immersion in a French incubator or Business Innovation Center (BIC) member of RETIS, the French Innovation Network

  •  For both categories 

    A pre-trip training in Boston 

    1 year of individual follow-up with the YEi coaching team

    3 month trial in a French incubator or Business Innovation Center sponsor of YEi

    Transportation to Paris provided in part by Air France and the French consulate in Boston (Conditions apply, refer to YEi regulations)


CALENDAR

National prizes

  • July 18: Application deadline
  • July 22 - 23: French selection committtee: YEi announces top 10 finalists
  • September 23, 24, 25SAVE THE DATES (For non Massachusetts residents, YEi will participate to travel expenses)
September 23: For the 10 finalists, interviews with a French American Selection committee in Boston, MA. Each finalist will have to pitch in person. 
September 24 – day: For the 10 finalists, an integration seminar including training and networking. 
September 24 – evening: Award ceremony with announcement of the 5 YEi’13 laureates
September 25: For the 5 laureates, first individual meeting with the YEi coaching team
  • September & October: Business trip Preparation (action plan, meetings )
  • November & December: Business trip to France

Regional prizes

  • July 18: Application deadline
  • Until September 6: Match making Process between the candidates & the incubators/BICs.
  • September 10: YEi announces the 7 softlanding laureates
  • September 24SAVE THE DATE (For non Massachusetts residents, YEi will participate to travel expenses)
September 24 – day  : For the 7 laureates,Integration seminar including training, networking

September 24 – evening: Award ceremony

  • September & October: Business trip Preparation (action plan, meetings )
  • November & December: Business trip to France

 

DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

  • Candidates guidelines - PDF
  • PDF & Word versions of the YEi application form for the “French Accelerator”
  • Regulations - PDF

 

 


 2012 Selection Committee in Boston

 2012 Pre-trip Training

2012 Award Ceremony