BigBooster selects 44 startups for its next step!

From November 14th to 16th at the Matmut Stadium in Lyon, BigBooster welcomed 100 startups from all over the world during the first Booster Camp of the season. 44 made the cut for our next round: the coaching and internship phase.

Thank you to our partners and startups as the kickoff of this Season was quite something


Congratulations to our 44 selected startups!

An overview of BigBooster season 3, where do we stand ?

After 3 days of working with 150 mentors and experts where startups worked on their international strategies, we’re starting the 2nd round of the BigBooster. Below is a quick overview of the whole program.



Our partners and experts are talking about us 

« The wealth and resources of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region are true assets to accelerate the development of startups. We want to help the best ones of BigBooster deploy their innovations in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Their international growth will display the dynamism of the region economy. That's why we have intensified our commitment to the Booster Hub Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Juliette Jarry and I work hand in hand to meet the new challenges that comes with the digital and the industry of the future in order to create society and the jobs of tomorrow! » 

Annabel André Laurent, Vice-President, Business, Employment, Economic Development, Trade, Craft sector and liberal professions, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region


« Metropole de Lyon has been supporting startups for many years with the creation of a strong innovation economic system. It’s in our DNA. When we got involved with the creation of BigBooster, it became essential to us that it would be a key tool of the Lyon French Tech, which boost the growth of all the startups in international markets, leaning on a structured and official partnership with Boston signed in 2016.
Today, we are delighted to see Lyon becoming an international Hub of innovation with the will to join an international innovation network of successful cities. This is why, Metropole de Lyon reinforces its cooperation with the Asian Area, especially
Guangzhou, now a stop for the Booster Camp in China
» 
Karine Dognin-Sauze, Vice President of Innovation, Smart City and Digital for Métropole of Lyon  

 
« It’s very important that SU ecosystem work together to create new values that will never been possible if each one of the ecosystem is working apart. Startups need access to expertise, market and finance and this kind of programs is a must-do for each startup who wants to conquer the world » 
Noomane Fehri, CEO BiatLabs

« BigBooster is special and its key strength really is its international focus. You have startups from all over the world and this enables all of the companies to put their activities into global perspective right from the start. Startups enrolled in BigBooster tend to be more experienced entrepreneur, and the Mentors tend to have more industrial technology background compared to some other programs. That's a very positive thing”.  » 
John M Sallay, Managing Director NextVistagroup

 


BigBooster in the news!


NEXT STEP...

The 44 selected startups are now entering the personalized training and coaching phase with BigBooster partners. They will have four months to work with top-notch experts and get ready for the Demo Day (April 2018)where BigBooster will select only 25 start-ups to go to its signature Booster Camps.


 

 

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