- 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 starting January 30th 2017

Step 1: Complete your Application Form below, 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 March 24th 2017. Example of 2016 Winning Business Overview: Biomodex 2016

  Step 3: We will notify you if you are one of the six semi-finalists by April 11th 2017.

Semifinal round

Six teams will be asked to submit a Pitch Deck by April 24th 2017 for jury review. These six teams will be asked to present in-person to the jury in New York City on May 21st 2017. Four teams will be selected for the finals.

  Final round

The following evening, May 22nd 2017 the four finalists will present at the Awards Ceremony where the two winners will be selected via live audience voting.

The Prizes

This year, the FAEA will award a cash prize of $10,000 for the first place winner and of $5,000 for the second place winner.

Both of the two winners will also receive in-kind prizes, coaching and 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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