The Program

YEi Start in France at a glance


The YEi Start in France program, started in 2005, is an accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business in France and Europe.

It provides an intensive training  in Paris and one free immersion week in France that will allow laureates to benefit from of an extensive customized business network and connections to the best resources in Europe.

The program


The Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France and its partners is offering to YEi Start in France Laureates a free immersion week 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.

The YEi Start in France program includes different levels of support to start in France :

Get to know the French research and innovative environment

Learn how to do business in France

  • Trainings with the most knowledgeable professionals about practical steps to do business in France
  • Learn how to do business in France.
  • Funding strategy
  • Legal, fiscal, and financial sessions.
  • Research tax credit process
  • Creating a branch 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.
  • Personalized meetings to identify opportunities and create partnerships in Paris and all over France.
  • Identified the best innovation cluster for your business.
  • Round-trip ticket, accommodation and transportation in France.

Mentoring by experienced business people 

Visit of a competitive cluster

  • Mentoring by experienced business people and Networking event with the open innovation team of big corporations.
  • Visite of a competitive cluster and Immersion in an environment dedicated to the development of young technology companies.
  • One to One meeting with potential partners, research centers, incubators…