- Fluent in both French and English,

- Early stage projects (three years or fewer in business),

- Product or service that is commercially viable with a demonstrated ability to generate revenues.

- The project must be operated in and for the US market.  

How to apply

Candidacies will be accepted between March 1, 2018 and April 20, 2018.

Step 1: Complete your Application Form below before April 20, 2018, including a short description of your project and agree to the Award Rules

Step 2: You will receive an email confirmation within 2 business days. Once you receive our confirmation email, please answer that email by submitting your Business Overview by May 4, 2018. Example of 2016 Winning Business Overview: Biomodex 2016

  Step 3: We will notify you if you are one of the four semi-finalists by May 11, 2018.

Semifinal round

Four teams will be asked to submit a Pitch Deck by May 22, 2018 for jury review. These four teams will be asked to present in-person to the jury in New York City on June 24, 2018.

  Final round

The following evening, June 25, 2018, the four finalists will present at the Awards Ceremony where the two winners will be selected.

The Prizes

The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000. 

The second-place winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000.

Both the first-place winner and the second-place winner will receive coaching by CCE Dreamstart following their successful 1234 formula and other in-kind prizes as well as media exposure to help them accelerate the development of their startup in the US.

Note: Access to all projects will be password protected and exclusively reserved to the members of the jury. The jury is composed of the members of the Executive and Advisory Committees.

TO APPLY, please complete the following Application form, including a short description of your project:

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