Launched for the first time in 2019, this program of the French Tech Mission allows every year people who are far from entrepreneurship to benefit from dedicated support to build their start-ups (Start up)
After 470 winners were supported in the last two editions, no less than 434 participants were selected this year, which testifies to the growing importance given to this system which has become permanent.
The French Tech Springboard: Strengthening Diversity and Inclusion in the Entrepreneurial World
The French Tech Springboard program specifically targets people who are far from the entrepreneurial ecosystem and aims to support them in the creation and development of their businesses.
The program is open to applicants who must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a beneficiary of the social minimum,
- Be a scholarship student in levels five to seven,
- Be a resident of a Priority District (QPV), a Rural Revitalization Zone (ZRR) or an Active Watch District (QVA) of the city,
- Be a refugee recognized by OFPRA,
- To be a ward of the state.
Positive results for the first version
For three years, the French Tech Trampoline program has enabled many entrepreneurial successes across France. A survey conducted in the second quarter of 2022 on two-thirds of the winners of the first edition of the “Incubation” category indicates that 93% of start-ups (Start up) are still in operation and 53% of these companies hire in the first year.
In the program of “Prepa”: intensive and complete support in the world of entrepreneurship
“Prepa” of the French Tech Trampoline program will start in mid-October. It will offer 434 winners a two-month immersion into the world of entrepreneurship.
“Prepa” is divided into several stages:
- A two-week immersion helps them determine their entrepreneurial project. Participants are trained in pitching and benefit from mentoring sessions and discussions with entrepreneurs,
- Four weeks of developing their entrepreneurial project, including specific support sessions on financial, legal and recruitment issues,
- Finally, two weeks Sprint Create a dossier to finalize their project so they can start their business (project presentation, market study, financing plan, etc.).
At the end of these two months of support, the participants of “Prepa” have the possibility to compete in the second phase of the French Tech Trampoline program. The one-year, “incubation” phase will begin in spring 2023. Winners will also receive a grant of €30,000.
Partners and extended support are organized for this new version
For this new version, support will be strengthened around specific training modules:
- human resources,
- Accounting and cash flow planning,
- business creation,
- development” Code no. » (simplified development that does not require coding skills),
- Collection for fundraising.
Public service players such as Pôle Emploi, Urssaf and Banque de France will lead these modules.
The participants were selected by 20 French tech capitals and communities spread across the country, five of which are participating for the first time in the deployment of the “Prepa” phase of the French Tech Trampline program: French Tech Polynesia, French Tech East, French Tech Normandy, French Tech Guadeloupe and French Tech Rennes St Malo. In addition, 29 operators will support participants locally during the two months of “Prepa”.
As part of France 2030, for this edition, the French Tech Tramplin program is supported by the General Secretariat for Investment.
About the French Tech Mission and its programs:
The French Tech Mission is the state mission responsible for creating and growing the ecosystem of French start-ups in France and abroad. Linked to the Directorate General for Enterprise, it federates and animates the French tech ecosystem with a network of 13 capitals and 108 labeled communities in France and abroad.
Beyond the French Tech Springboard program, several programs exist to support and promote the French entrepreneurial ecosystem. We can mention as examples:
- The Next40 / French Tech 120 program is dedicated to supporting start-ups (Start up) most mature,
- Sector programs such as Green20, Agri20 and DeepNum20. These programs target companies located in sectors identified as strategic within the framework of France 2030.