Program Benefits

The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and its partners offer YEi Start in France laureates intensive training and a one-week immersion program in France. This immersion program is held in Paris and one French region whose innovative ecosystem best fits the needs of each laureate.


The YEi Start in France program includes several types of support to start in France :

Intensive Training

Get to know the French research and innovation environment.

Learn how to do business in France.

Funding strategy.
Legal, fiscal, and financial sessions.
Research tax credit process.
Creating a branch in France.

Mentoring and Coaching

Mentoring by experienced business people.

Meeting with the open innovation team of a large corporation.

Mentoring by experienced business people with successful international partnerships.
One on one meetings with potential partners, research centers, incubators, etc.
Networking events with VCs, international French leaders, etc.

One Week in France

Personalized meetings to identify opportunities.

Travel and accommodation in Paris and selected city.

Access to a dedicated project manager to personalize and tailor your business trip overseas.
Visit of the best competitiveness cluster for your business.
Round-trip ticket, accommodation and transportation in France.

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