The first edition of the program was launched last year under
the name Paris French Tech Ticket. Of the 722 project applications received in
2015, 23 startups were chosen to come launch their projects in Paris in one of
the French Tech Ticket partner incubators.
A few words from Andrey TEMLYAKOV, Polywed CEO and Paris French
Tech Ticket Russian laureat :
organizers did a fantastic job and provided us with plenty of opportunities:
public grants, workplaces in the best incubators and accelerators,
master-classes with amazing speakers, networking events, help desk to support
us. Everything you need to start your business in France. And even more! It would
have been much more difficult and time consuming without this priceless
This new-and-improved second edition of the French Tech Ticket
will host almost triple the number of startups (70) in partner incubators, half
of them in Paris and the other half in other major French cities (Lyon,
Bordeaux, Aix, Toulouse, etc.).
Funding: € 45,000 per team with no loss of equity (€ 20k to cover personal
costs and € 25k to cover professional services)
Resident Permit: Fast-track procedure to obtain a French resident permit
12 months incubation: Dedicated office space in one of France’s 41 partner
Acceleration program: Tailored program of Masterclasses, Networking Events,
Soft Landing Pack: “Welcome Guide” and special offers from our partners to help
winners relocate easily to France
Help Desk: A dedicated contact to help foreign entrepreneurs through
From the 28th
of June to the 2nd of July, Business France Russia accompanied a
delegation of Russian investors (Maxfield Capital, Runa Capital and Venture
Club together with Kaspersky Lab) to Paris for a discovery tour of the French
tour started with a presentation of the French venture capital market, followed
by the testimonial of one of the 3 French Tech Ticket Russian finalist (see
further details below), B2B meetings with French startups and visits of
investment funds and accelerators (AFIC, EBA, Partech Shaker, Numa et Usine
program, the Russian delegation also had a chance to attend Viva Technology (on
which Business France operated a French Tech Pavillon) which gathered
corporates, startups and VCs.
French Tech Tour Russia 2016 Team
French Tech Session at Skolkovo Start Up Village 2016
From the 30th of May to the 3rd of June 8 French startups and 1 SME landed to Moscow to attend a one-week business acceleration program, “French Tech Tour Russia”. This program is designed and operated by Business France, the French government-led international business development agency, for a fast and efficient expansion to Moscow included :
◦ customized coaching with a French Tech Moscow’ Ambassador and mentoring sessions in Paris and Moscow on how to raise funds and do business in Russia, together with experienced entrepreneurs and experts to help them to kick start their business in Russia ;
◦ over 100 B2B meetings with Russian investment funds and potential partners and customers to generate leads ;
◦ pitch sessions at the French Embassy in Russia and in Skolkovo Start Up Village in front of the tech community, investors and media to increase visibility and network.
The final 9 companies (see profile below) were selected by the French Tech Tour supporting partners and French Tech Moscow’ members including Direct Group, Mail.ru, MTS, Ozon, Runa Capital and Yandex… Some of them have already concluded a contract or have identified a potential partner, one is participating in a tender and another one is opening an office in Moscow. To be continued !