11th FRENCH-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD COMPETITION OPENS

French Entrepreneurs with Early Stage US Businesses Encouraged to Apply

New York (February 15, 2019) – Club 600 today announced a call for entries for the 11th French-American Entrepreneurship Award (FAEA), an annual startup competition. The Award, established in 2008, recognizes and supports French entrepreneurs launching businesses in the USA.  This year, two startups will be selected to receive valuable in-kind prizes.

“The success of FAEA continuous in its 11th year. We are very excited to have this year at the Award Ceremony the participation of an exceptional panel: on top executive in Tech, one top executive in DC, and one top entrepreneur who will assist and support the ambitious entrepreneurs who are breaking into the highly competitive American market,” said Anne Busquet, Executive Director of FAEA. “We believe there is strong potential for exciting young businesses to thrive, and we are delighted to have the opportunity once again to foster their growth and development.”

FAEA is open to company founders in business for three years or less who are fluent in both French and English. Eligible entries must offer a product or a service that is commercially viable on the American market with a demonstrated ability to generate revenues.

The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000. Both the first-place and second-place winner will receive 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 and high impact media appearance and media coverage opportunities.

Winners will be announced at a special live ceremony Emcee by  Sabrina Quagliozzi, US Senior Correspond BFM News,  on June 10, 2019, in New York City.

To apply, please visit http://www.faea-us.com/. The deadline is April 21, 2019.

Sponsors : BNP Bank of the West,  Corporate Suites,  JC Decaux, ,  Altour,  Jade, French Founders, Baron Francois,  Sorteer, Kusmi Tea

10th Annual FAEA_Award Winners

EXTEND AND ADOPT-A-CONTRACTOR WIN THE 2018 FRENCH-AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

New York, June 26, 2018

EXTEND and ADOPT-A-CONTRACTOR are the winners of the 10th French-American Entrepreneurship Award (FAEA), an annual startup competition organized by Club 600.

The winners were revealed last night at a special ceremony and reception.

“We were very impressed with the quality of this year’s candidates, and especially our four semi-finalists,” said Anne Busquet, President, AMB Advisors and President, FAEA.

“EXTEND and ADOPT-A-CONTRACTOR stood out as solid startups positioned to go the distance in the very competitive entrepreneurial world. Both are exceptionally strong and well positioned in their respective markets. We are delighted to be able to support these ambitious entrepreneurs.”

First place winner

EXTEND

was represented by Co-Founder and CEO Andrew Jamison, Co-Founder and COO/CMO Guillaume Bouvard, and Co-Founder and CTO Danny Morrow. EXTEND, based in New York, NY and Paris, France, is a mobile-first platform that enhances the potential of business credit cards by allowing cardholders to safely share existing card with employees and freelancers while retaining spending control and without releasing the card number.

Second place winner

ADOPT-A-CONTRACTOR was represented by Co-Founder and CEO Raphael Gabsi and Co-Founder and COO Stephane Gabsi. Based in Miaimi, FL, ADOPT-A-CONTRACT is an online platform that matches homeowners with leading, local, professional contractors to help streamline the hiring process and ensure confidence for real estate owners.

The first-place and second-place winners received a cash prize of $10,000 and $5,000, presented by FACC and Bank of the West respectively. In addition, both winners will receive coaching from CCE (Conseillers du Commerce Exterieur de France) Dreamstart 1234; fully furnished office space in New York City for six months provided by Corporate Suites; a one year membership to the French-American Chamber of Commerce; and media appearance and media coverage opportunities.

Four semi-finalists, including the winners, presented their companies to an esteemed jury on Sunday, and again last night, to an audience of approximately 125 French-American business leaders as well as an expert panel who conducted a lively Q&A with each candidate. The panel was comprised of Serge Kreiker, Co-Founder & CTO, TradeIt; Frederic Montagnon, Co-Founder & CEO, Legolas Exchange; and Pauline Oudin, Managing Director & Partner, Gradient.

The two additional semi-finalists who presented and were also recognized are:

AIRCALL, represented by CEO Olivier Pailhes (New York, NY.) AIRCALL is a phone system that installs in minutes and connects all phone communications to all other software businesses use providing an easier and more powerful solution customer service and sales teams to better engage with clients.

INHEART, represent by CEO and Co-Founder Jean-Marc Peyrat, PhD (Pessac, France.). INHEART Provides cardiologists with a 3D virtual model of a patients’ heart that can be used to plan and guide interventions to treat heart rhythm disorders.

The French-American Entrepreneurship Award is open to company founders in business for three years or less who are fluent in both French and English. Geared to early stage projects, eligible entries must offer a product or a service that is commercially viable on the American market with a demonstrated ability to generate revenues.

For more information about the French-American Entrepreneurship Award, please visit http://www.faea-us.com/.

Sponsors

The French-American Entrepreneurship Award is supported by the generosity of the following sponsors:

Platinum:

BNP Bank of the West, The French-American Chamber of Commerce

Gold:

Corporate Suites

Silver:

JC Decaux, Deloitte, RATP Dev

Bronze:

Kusmi Tea, Sorteer

Organizer: Club 600

The Club 600 was established in 1985 by a group of French-speaking business executives in New York City. Their intention was to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among Francophones living in New York and to contribute to the development of economic, commercial and financial relations between French and American business entities. The Club continues the same mission and today is composed of senior managers and owners of US companies with more than 100 members in four chapters (New York, Miami, France and Mexico). The FAEA was created to honor the memory of one of its members, the late Dominique Mercier, a successful entrepreneur.

www.club600.com

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Here we are: our 10th anniversary startup competition is on!

You successfully launched your company in the last three years and you are ready to expand in the US? The French American Entrepreneurship Award is for YOU!!!

You can apply now by clicking here. This is a unique opportunity for you to receive coaching by CCE Dreamstart and for the first-place winner, to receive a cash prize of $10,000.

Be sure to subscribe to our social feeds, where you will soon hear some tips from our Award Committee members.

We wish you good luck, and invite you to watch last year's award ceremony short video.