The Young Enterprise Initiative was both an unforgettable experience and an unparalleled opportunity to start doing business in France. I would highly recommend the program to any entrepreneurs or startups interested in European expansion.
Biotechware will benefit of the YEI program to ease the expansion on France, both commercial and R&D.
YEi was an amazing experience for us to form valuable connections in France, meet other inspiring entrepreneurs and access French startup resources.
YEI was strong trigger for FlameOff to start business in France and Europe . Ina week we had two OEM partnerships and a first sub contractor in the "Pays de La Loire" . The effort France did to get us onboard there was tremendous and outstanding. If nothing will come up to disturb our forecast in France we believe we will need to produce our product in France soon . We will come back in 2017 with another startup , hoping to be among laureates and open a second business in France . Cheers to all YEi team here in US and there . You all did a great job !
The YEI program is a powerful platform to understand availability of finance and support for company development in France, that was extremely well organised and presented a variety of hitherto unknown opportunities.
The Start in France team is very invested in your success as an entrepreneur and does everything possible to help you build meaningful relationships in France. During my trip I made very valuable connections with startup accelerators and research labs in Paris, Nancy, and Rennes. I cannot recommend this program enough!
It was an honor to be included among the eight YEi laureates in 2016. During the course of the program, I had the opportunity to meet with influential companies and investors, including potential partners and mentors that can support our potential expansion overseas.
NBD participated in YEi France in 2014 and had a wonderful experience. We continue to work with a number of French companies under project developments and hope to launch a product with one or more in the coming year. France is an epicenter for the materials industry with a number of leading manufacturers. The opportunity with YEi gave us an opportunity to meet our desired clientele and build meaningful and lasting connections that have relevant commercial opportunity