Acting as a business accelerator since its creation 2014, Crédit Agricole’s collection of Village incubator spaces is now a proven channel for networking and exchanges for more than 660 startups. For all parties interested in benefiting from this sort of buzzing community, The Village by CA based in Sophia Antipolis is opening a call for applications from February 4 to March 10, 2019.
The Village model proposes a 23-month program based on cooperation and collaboration to find the necessary growth levers using the support of many partners. 24 startups already benefit from the Village by CA’s Provence Côte d’Azur infrastructure. Those young companies benefit from this unique ecosystem that operates to fulfill their needs through knowledge bolsters, notably by sharing in the wealth of expertise in corporate finance, strategy, sales, sales management, and operational planning.
The selection for the Sophia Antipolis site will be made by a committee composed of members of the Village management team and their partners. It will take into account the willingness of leaders to invest in the incubation program, their ability to challenge the status quo, and their vision. The utility of the project will also be a determining factor, as will its innovative character, its scalability and the existence of prime market evidence.
The Village by CA PCA is looking for startups operating in the fields of “environment, health, tourism, housing, agri-agro, but also information and communication technologies.” Successful candidates will be invited to present their project to the committee at the end of March.
Application submissions can be made on https://integrer-le-village-by-ca-pca.selecteev.io
*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.