FRENCH ALPS BOOTCAMP

The French Alps are a dynamic innovation-driven area where many companies choose to establish themselves. Surrounded by nature and very close to Switzerland and Italy, the area offers many business opportunities and an excellent quality of life. 

 

The 4-day bootcamp will take place in Grenoble-Alps, an ecosystem with a long tradition of innovation and the perfect environment for start-ups to thrive.

PRE-BOOTCAMP PREP

Benefit from complementary access to ESP, a LEAN startup virtual training and collaboration space, where you'll get: 

  • Online support by your Bootcamp coaches

  • LEAN startup e-workshops

  • Business model validation tools

  • Collaboration space, to include all your advisors & partners

BOOTCAMP MORNINGS: MASTERCLASSES 

  • Cultural aspects about doing business in France / Grenoble 
  • Legal aspects: how to create a business in France

  • Financial aspects

 

BOOTCAMP AFTERNOONS:
MEET GRENOBLE ALPS ECOSYSTEM 

  • Introduction to the ecosystem by Invest in Grenoble Alps and meeting with local clusters
  • 1 full afternoon at the High Level Forum, an annual international summit focused on innovation ecosystems, hosted by the Grenoble Innovation Campus GIANT

  • Meetings with local partners on a case-by-case basis: incubators/accelerators, research partners, industrial partners… 

 

“GRENOBLE ALPS LIFESTYLE” DAY

  • Tour of the city of Grenoble 
  • Meeting with a relocation company

  • Masterclass: “French language basics for survival”

  • 6 days in Grenoble: Nov 29th to Dec. 4th, 2020

  • High Level ForumNov. 29th – Dec. 1st

  • Bootcamp: Dec 1st to Dec 4th

  • Accommodation and meals included,
    for 1 participant per startup

  • Available to 2 startups from Taiwan and
    2 startups from British Columbia 

NEXT BOOTCAMP

Are you a (non-French) startup interested in exploring opportunities in the French Alps?

The recent contest, limited to two BC and two Taiwanese "winners", has ended, but YOU can still apply to participate in the free Grenoble bootcamp, when it does take place, and in any case, the Invest in Grenoble Alpes team and the FAISE local partners are happy to assist you with info and contacts to explore and guide you all along the way! 

LEARN MORE ABOUT BC, CANADA AND TAIWAN "WINNERS" OF THE FAISE STARTUP BOOTCAMP IN GRENOBLE:

TIMELINE
FOR STARTUPS
FROM TAIWAN

March 26th

June 15th

June 30th

Sept - Nov

November 29th

Contest

opens

Application deadline
-
Contest closes

Winners
announced

Mentoring, Digital Masterclasses

& travel preparation

Welcome to

the French Alps

Bootcamp
& High Level Forum

TIMELINE
FOR STARTUPS FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA

June 24th

July 31st

Sept - Nov

November 29th

August 31st

Mid-Sept

Application
deadline

Contest

opens

Mentoring, Digital Masterclasses

& travel preparation

Welcome to

the French Alps

Bootcamp
& High Level Forum

Contest
closes

Winners

announced

QUALITY OF LIFE

NATURE AND OUTDOOR SPORTS 

 

The French Alps offer many different landscapes, from lakes to forests, high mountains and valleys. Mont Blanc, at 4,808 meters (15,774 ft), is highest mountain in the Alps, as well as the highest Western European mountain. Climbing, hiking, canyoning, biking, skying… or just chilling at a spa!

 

CULTURE AND NIGHTLIFE 

In addition to breathtaking natural sites, you can visit a wide variety of tourist attractions: areas full of history, exceptional buildings, beautiful religious sites… Learn more  

 

A multitude of festivals and other cultural events are held in the French Alps. There is something for everyone:

Tomorrow Land Winter 

Cabaret Frappé  

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival 

Chambery International Comics’ Festival  

Grenoble Street Art festival 

Albertville Jazz Festival

 

WEATHER

You can expect pretty much anything: winters ares mostly cold and dry, often sunny, the temperature can drop down to -20 °C (-4°F) in the mountains, while summers can be hot in the cities and valleys. But you can always cool off in the mountains!

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