Getting airborne

Ensuring your startup is airborne and going in the right direction.

Support

Because the first months of life are fraught with risk.


Booster power

Boosting your business and getting ahead of competitors with startup accelerators.


A territory devoted to experiments

Toulouse and its surrounding area gives companies the possibility of conducting experiments while relying on innovative public-private partnerships.


Easier funding for my project

Making it easier for public/private investors and growing companies to work together.


Tool : the French Tech Grant

Helping cutting-edge startup projects to mature.


Financed within the scope of a partnership between Bpifrance, the public investment bank and INPI, the National Institute of Industrial Property, the French Tech Grant plan sets out to promote risk-taking among entrepreneurs by providing them with support during the stage devoted to creating innovative companies, and to enable companies with strong growth potential, during their creation stage or shortly afterwards, to make their first disbursements required to access the market after mapping risk factors and securing the strategic dimensions of their project as thoroughly as possible.


Who can benefit?

  • Physical entrepreneurs, including those in sole proprietorship, provided they are supported by an organization (public or private) devoted to supporting innovative projects or startups, that boast structured and sustainable project selection organizations (incubators, accelerators, support networks, platforms, etc.),
  • New companies with real growth potential created less than one year ago, that meet the European definition of Small Companies (companies employing less than 50 people with a turnover or total balance sheet of less than €10M), registered in France, regardless of their economic activity sector (services, industry, digital, etc.).

Tool : French Tech Ticket

Attracting international entrepreneurs in France with an ambitious project.


Launched in 2015, similar to programs in other countries such as Chile or the United Kingdom, and in a context of high talent mobility and competition between international capitals, the French Tech Ticket aims to attract international contractors in France with an ambitious project, in creation or already created.

The program is aimed at foreign entrepreneurs, possibly already settled in France, as part of their studies, for example. The founders can be between 1 and 3 with only one French maximum per team.

 Detail of the reception device:

  •  Funding of 45,000 € per project to cover, as a matter of priority, professional expenses,
  • A 12-month incubation in one of the 41 partner incubators, throughout France, with a mid-term evaluation at 6 months,
  • An accelerated and simplified procedure for issuing a residence permit for winners and their families,
  • A dedicated mentoring and coaching program,
  • A "Help Desk" to assist the laureates in the formalities (Residence permit, financing, taxation, insurance, social security),
  • A practical help to the personal installation (find accommodation, a practical guide to the installation in the city with special offers ...)

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Tool : French Tech Diversity

Promoting social diversity in the French startup ecosystem


Attracting and retaining the best entrepreneurial talents within French Tech is an important lever for its long-term development. The French Tech Diversity program aims to promote social diversity in the French startups ecosystem by detecting, mentoring and supporting the best start-up projects carried out in particular by entrepreneurs in priority neigbourhoods, by scholarship students, etc.
The call for candidates for Toulouse will start in the last quarter of 2017!

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