Science/Tech: Launch of NETVA 2015
The NETVA program (New Technology Venture Accelerator) offers young French innovative startups with a guided personalized coaching program which focuses on the analysis of opportunities and the development of technological partnerships in the United States and in Canada. Candidates have to submit their application before April 5, 2015.
Managed by teams from the Offices for Science and Technology of the Embassies of France in the United States (Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.) and in Canada (Toronto), NETVA aims to meet the need for the internationalization of young innovative French companies that are developing products with significant added value.
NETVA is intended primarily for early-stage companies, for start-ups or small to medium-sized innovative French companies in all technology sectors who need to approach the North American market in order to grow and develop their business.
The 2015 edition call for projects was announced on February 5. An event presenting the program took place in Paris at the “Salon des Entrepreneurs” to launch the sixth NETVA edition. Candidates have to submit their application before April 5, 2015.
Seventeen laureates will be selected by a panel of French, American and Canadian experts in May 2015 and will be offered a personalized program including three phases:
- A training seminar in Paris on how to approach North-American markets (mid June 2015)
- The support of U.S. and Canadian mentors who will guide them in their search for partnerships
- An immersion stay in one of the most vibrant ecosystems of the United States and Canada, Massachusetts (Boston), Silicon Valley (San Francisco), Washington, D.C. or Ontario (Toronto) in October or November 2015
Since 2010, NETVA has accompanied 46 young innovative companies in their search for opportunities across the Atlantic, all of which have benefited from 55 mentors to guide them, more than 400 individual appointments (10-15 per winner), and exposure of their young innovative companies to a large circle of connections composed by the networks of the French Embassies in North America.
More detailed information can be found on the website: www.netvafrance.com.
Contact / San Francisco:
Hocine Lourdani - Deputy Scientific Attaché - Consulate General of France in San Francisco: firstname.lastname@example.org
– (+1) 415 591 4834