We help entrepreneurs to 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 STARTUPS & 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 the decision makers of lyon ecosystem

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

Participate in the Boston Boostercamp and learning expedition*

Dive into Boston’s innovative ecosystem

Enter in new markets in Europe*

Barcelona, Manchester, Leipzig, Turin, Łódź

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

Key dates

Application closeSeptember 20th, 2020

Announcement of 50 selected startups: October 14th, 2020

Booster camp Lyon: November 27th – December 3rd

Growth: January/February 2020

International Growth: March/April 2020

Timeline

July 2020

Startups & SMEs CALL

Sourcing of national and international startups and SMEs

Innovative startups & SMEs sourcing

27th NOV- 3rd DEC 2020

Work on an international strategy and 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 STARTUPS / SMEs

Jan /Feb 2021

Connect with decision makers of lyon ecosystem

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 STARTUPS / SMEs

Eligibility requirements

Any startups and SMEs from anywhere in the world can apply.

YOUR SOLUTION

  • The 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, Novembre 27th, 2020.

YOUR TEAM

  • The applicant must speak a fluent English (except if company is coming from outside France and targeting market is France).
  • The CEO must commit to being present during the entire BigBooster program.

RESTRICTIONS

  • SMEs can apply only if the application is based on a new innovative service or product
  • Targeted market can not be the one on which start-up/SME already is operating

How to apply

$

Register

by creating your user profile

here

Complete and submit your application

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

Applications that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of BigBooster’s organization team. A confirmation email will be sent once the application has been validated.

Applicants must not use multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If fraudulent methods are used, submission may be declared ineligible at the sole discretion of BigBooster.

We engineer successful international development of entrepreneurship projects by connecting innovative ecosystems

contact@bigbooster.org