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Big Booster: International Startups Acceleration program

BigBooster is a unique international non-profit acceleration program for early stage startups in Bio & Health, Informative Tech and Global Impact. BigBooster enables them to cross borders and take the leap to global markets.

Organized around Lyon (France) and Boston (US), 2 worldwide renowned hubs with strong innovation ecosystems, BigBooster's distinctive model is based on 2 intensive 3-day Booster Camps, 1 in Lyon and 1 in Boston with top-notch mentors and experts, and in-between ad hoc mentoring.

It gathers international startups with a focus on the EMEA region looking to provide business, end-users and citizens with cutting-edge technologies through breakthrough innovations.

The first season has met a tremendous success with 500+ applications out of which over 50% international, 200 mentors, experts and jury to support 72 selected startups, with an overall satisfaction rate exceeding 90%. We are excited to launch the 2nd Season now.

Big Booster's Season 2 in brief:

  • ​​Starts with the Lyon Booster Camp (Nov. 8-10, 2016) for a max. of 100 selected high profile startups, to enhance their value proposition, business model and optimize their storytelling, with the support of top-notch mentors and global groups’ decision-makers, ending with a pitch contest where only the best 20 are selected
  • Followed by the Booster Camp in Boston, MA in Feb. 2017 for the Top 20 where the startups receive a world class North America 360° business exposure, and compete in front of a US jury
  • ​​Ends on April 2017 in Lyon with a final pitch contest for the Top 10 startups

The not-for-profit program is constraint-free for the startups, while being a great opportunity to enhance their business internationally.

The selection process is open till September 18th, 2016. You could have a closer look at the program and then apply HERE!

For more info check out :

The BigBooster Website