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 6-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.

FAISE IS CHANGING DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH PRECAUTIONS

The FAISE immersive Grenoble Alpes bootcamp has been rescheduled to 2021. 

Next steps:

  • October 27, 2020: A virtual “Welcome” event with the FAISE team. This virtual exchange will allow the laureates and honorees to meet the FAISE team and begin their discovery of the Grenoble Alps ecosystem. On the agenda are individual meetings with each startup participant in the program.

  • December 2020: Digital masterclasses in dealing with cultural, legal and financial aspects of doing business in France. 

  • December 2020: Startups will have an opportunity to pitch during the High Level Forum digital event, as well. 

  • All international startups are encouraged to apply. The Grenoble Bootcamp activities will be free to all (although only the above-mentioned laureates will also have meal & lodging costs underwritten). FAISE is exploring expansion of softlanding exchanges between other locations in the world!

GRENOBLE BOOTCAMP 2021

  • Bootcamp: 6 days in Grenoble in 2021, date before July 2021, tbd

  • High Level Forumend of 2021, date tbd

  • Accommodation and meals included, for 1 participant per startup

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

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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”

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:

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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