Twice per year, we open applications to find the world’s most promising startups.
Through an intense 3-month working period we will give your project wings: quickly finding your product/market fit and building a community of customers. At the end, we help each startup raise a Seed or Series A round of financing from our network and investors.
We are looking for technology startups in any sector – software, media, robotics, commerce, transportation… You name it – as long as they embody the key attributes of l’esprit nantais: community, sustainability and culture.
The winners will be invited to Nantes for 3 months, where we will work out of La Cantine Numérique, a vibrant coworking space in the heart of the startup ecosystem. If you are not French, we will help with any necessary visas and provide weekly French classes.
We will invest 15k€ in each startup in exchange for 6-10% ownership of the company. This money should be enough for the founders to live in Nantes and run their business during the program.
The 3-month program will be an intense working period to quickly find product/market fit and build your community of customers. We will also help each startup raise a Seed or Series A round of financing from our network of investors. After the program we will continue to support alumni for years to come.
March 12th - June 15th
Applications are also open for our Fall session!