The [...] launch of BigBooster is a great news ! It is offering the opportunity to gather the strengths of two major innovative ecosystems: Lyon (France) and Boston (USA).
Laurent Auguste, Veolia Executive SVP Innovation & Markets
The great thing about this program is that a whole new type of relationship will be created between the startups and the participating companies.
BigBooster is a truly innovative program, mobilizing this community in the broadest sense.
Marie-José Quentin-Millet, Delegate Director-General, Sanofi Pasteur SA
BigBooster is dedicated to French and international early stage start-ups developing innovative solutions with POC or prototype and international ambitions in 3 areas:
Bio & Health
Life Sciences and Health, Biotech, Medtech, e-health, Foodtech- Agritech
High Tech, Hardware, IoT, Robotics, Education Tech & Entertainment, B2C or B2B solutions, Big data enabling Solutions, Smart Factory
Cleantech (Energy, Air, Water), Environment,
Mobility, Transport, Smart Cities, Material & processes, Design, Social Impact
Our model: 2 intensive booster camps with in-between adhoc mentoring.
- You will experience a first booster camp in Lyon in November 2016 to test and validate your value proposition, fine tune your business model and market strategy.
You will benefit from our unique Booster camp concept made of plenary insights, one to one expert sessions and dedicated mentoring in our Booster space with teams based on 4 entrepreneurs and 4 mentors.
The pitch contest at the end of this Booster camp will take the top 20 startups to Boston.
- The second booster camp in Boston in partnership with Mass Challenge will give a direct access to the Boston ecosystem be it academia, key accounts or dedicated Labs, ... and provide deep insights on US business practices.
The top 10 will join the season final in Lyon
- The final in Lyon on April 6th will designate the Top 3 while all top 10 finalists will also benefit from access to major BigBooster partners and stakeholders
BigBooster mentors and experts, our so called "Boosters" are all successful entrepreneurs, investors and executives.
Over 200 Boosters attended last year's Lyon and Boston Booster camps.