- 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 February 15th, 2019 and April 21st, 2019.

Step 1: Complete your Application Form below before April 21st, 2019, 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 April 15th, 2019. Example of 2016 Winning Business Overview: Biomodex 2016

  Step 3: We will notify you if you are one of the four semi-finalists by April 28th, 2019.

Semifinal round

Four teams will be asked to submit a Pitch Deck by May 22nd, 2019 for jury review. These four teams will be asked to present in-person to the jury in New York City on June 9th, 2019.

  Final round

The following evening, June 10th, 2019, 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 and $ 5000 for the second place.

Both the first-place and second-place winner will receive one round trip ticket in Premium Class from Air France, a coaching from CCE (Conseillers du Commerce Exterieur de France) Dreamstart following their successful 1234 formula;  fully furnished office space in New York City for six months provided by Corporate Suites:  a one year membership at French Founders and high impact media appearance and media coverage opportunities.

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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I agree to the Award Rules for the FAEA Competition *