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 March 31, 2019.

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