- Company founders who are 35 years of age or under,

- 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.

How to apply

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

Step 2: Once you receive our confirmation email, please answer that email by submitting your business overview by Monday February 22nd  2016. You will receive an email confirmation as soon as we have received your document.

    Step 3: We will notify you if you are one of the six semi-finalists by Monday March 14th, 2016

Semifinal round

Six teams to submit a pitch deck by Friday April 8th, 2016 for jury review. These six teams to also present in-person to the jury in New York City on Sunday May 15th, 2016. 4 teams will be selected.

  Final round

The following evening, Monday May 16th, 2016 the 4 finalists to present at the Awards Ceremony where the two final winners will be selected via live audience voting.

The Prizes

The Prizes are a cash prize of $10,000 for the first place and of $5,000 for the second place. 

Each of the 2 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.