We help entrepreneurs accelerate their international strategy and better address their market(s).

TEST & LEARN with Boosters

DIVE into Lyon & Boston’s innovation ecosystems

Explore new markets

CONNECT to key global partners

NON-PROFIT PROGRAM, 0 EQUITY, 0 FEES FOR START-UP & SMES

Benefits

Get ready : improve your value proposition and your pitch

Speed dating with experts

INternational workshops

World class mentors

Go international : win a global exposure

Get access to Lyon decision makers

CEO, purchase director, industrial director, Innovation directors..) and some investors

Participate in Boston Booster camp and learning expedition*

Dive into Boston innovative ecosystem

Enter new markets in Europe*

Barcelona, Manchester, Leipzig, Turin, Łódź

*Due to covid-19, at this stage, we can’t guarantee physical learning expeditions and booster camp

Key dates

Application end date : October 8th, 2020

Announcement of 50 selected start-up October 30th, 2020

Lyon Booster camp: November 27th – December 3rd

Growth: January/February 2021

International Growth: March/April 2021

Timeline

July 2020

Start-up & SMEs CALL

Sourcing of national and international start-up and SMEs

Innovative start-up & SMEs sourcing

Nov 27th- Dec 3rd, 2020

Work on your  international strategy and your value proposition

Virtual booster camp

6 half-days immersion and intensive learning

Mentoring, expert interventions, peer-to-peer exchanges, workshops…

Selection pitch in front of a jury

TOP 50 START-UP/ SMEs

Jan /Feb 2021

Connect with Lyon decision makers 

GROWTH

Speed business meetings with CEOs or innovation purchasing, industralization, corporate social responsability…Managers/Directors

TOP 16 STARTUPS / SMEs

March /April 2021

Connect internationaly by exploring specific market

International GROWTH

Prepare and explore a new market (Boston, Frankfurt, Barcelona…)

Focus on a specific market strategy

Mentoring, expert, interventions, peer-to-peer exchanges, workshops…

Become a BigBooster alumni

TOP 16 START-UP / SMEs

Eligibility requirements

Any start-up or SMEs from anywhere in the world can apply.

YOUR SOLUTION

  •  Key requirements are: an innovative solution with POC or a prototype/demo of the product or service
  • A solution with a positive impact in one of the 4 targeted impacts

YOUR COMPANY

  • To have an international ambition
  • The company must be legally created/registered on the start date of BigBooster, November 27th, 2020.

YOUR TEAM

  • The applicant must speak  fluent English (unless the company is established in a foreign country and its targeting market is France)
  • The CEO must attend the entire BigBooster program.

RESTRICTIONS

  • SMEs can apply only if the application is based on a new innovative service or product
  • Targeted market should differ from the  one on which start-up/SME already is operating

How to apply

$

Register

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Complete and submit your application

Once your user profile is submitted,  applicants will receive an e-mail including a link which will provide access to the application file. The applicant must fill out all mandatory fields included in the application file.

Unfinished applications or those that do not match BigBooster’s requirements may be disqualified by our organization team. A confirmation e-mail will be sent once the application is validated.

Applicants must not use multiple e-mail addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If fraudulent methods are used, your submission will be disqualified.

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