A training program that provides exposure to the North-American market for early-stage, innovative deep tech startups
The NETVA program (New Technology Venture Accelerator) provides French early-stage, innovative deep tech startups with a customized support program that helps them analyze opportunities and build technological partnerships in the U.S. and Canada.
This program is implemented by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the U.S. and of the Embassy of France in Canada in four different locations: Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Toronto. The primary goal of this program is to help selected startups build an international development strategy.
The NETVA program targets French startups from all industries, which stem from or closely collaborate with the French research ecosystem and which are developing innovative, high added value products, in order to help them define their market approach in North America.
The next call for applications will open in march 2019.
Please visit the program website: www.netvafrance.com
NETVA is a unique opportunity for French deep tech startups to benefit from training and contacts through the support of experienced local actors who specialize in business development in the U.S. and Canada.
Since its creation in 2010, the NETVA program supported more than 100 startups. Each cohort benefited from the assistance of more than 30 experts and mentors, who provided advice and contacts, as well as from members of the NETVA team in each location. The NETVA team arranged personal appointments for each startup and provided exposure and networking opportunities through the large network of contacts of the Embassies of France in North America.
The Offices for Science and Technology of the Embassies of France in the U.S. and in Canada rely on the support of some thirty partners to implement the NETVA program, including the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Bpifrance, Business France and Inria.