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.


Instructions guide
 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.


Next session
 

March 12th - June 15th
Applications are open until the 21st of January!