About bigbooster

Our history

2015 : BigBooster was created on the initiative of the Métropole de Lyon and managed by the Fondation Pour l’Université de Lyon.




2019 : Fondation BigBooster was created TO DEVELOP AND MANAGE BIGBOOSTER PROGRAM

Fondation BigBooster is placed under the aegis of Fondation pour l’université de Lyon.

Why Bigbooster

To establish a long-term program, structuring connections and relations with Boston. It’s one of the leading innovation ecosystems in the world. 

To accelerate growth and international expansion of the most promising start-up.

To promote cooperation between start-up/SMEs and corporate partners.

Board members


Sophie Jullian

Chairman Pulsalys


Anne Buchet

Managing Partner Laurent & Charras

Karine Dognin-Sauze

Déléguée générale, IFA

Patricia Fompeyrine

Senior Industrial Engineer Sanofi Pasteur


Thomas Schmider

Co-founder Varanida

Isabelle Guillaume

Vice President Strategic Partner Schneider Electric

BigBooster Team

Michele Ingold

Program Manager


Rita Saliba

Operations & Community Manager





accelerated start-up



satisfaction of each bootcamp

Among 80 alumni of the 3 first seasons :

+M€ fundings

+ jobs created

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Boosting international development for high impact startups