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BEFORE ACCESSING THE PLATFORM, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AND DATES.
BY APPLYING, YOU AGREE TO THE CONDITIONS OUTLINED BELOW AND COMMIT TO
BEING AVAILABLE FOR THE SELECTION STAGE.

Registration and selection of candidates

Applications for the 2020 class were closed on February, 9th.
Selection is now in progress, according the procedure described below:

No applications will be accepted after this date or examined in another format.

Candidates who pass the pre-selection phase will be invited to:

  • a meeting with the Up Grade team to examine the start-up’s financial data during weeks 8 to 11,
  • pitch their start-up to the selection committee on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

Prior to the pitch, the selection committee will initially assess the online applications.

The selection committee comprises business leaders, financial partners (banks, investors, BpiFrance, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region), and operational partners (ADI-NA, science parks, business clusters).

The official selection will be announced on Tuesday 24 March 2020, during an evening event.

Submitting an application does not in any way guarantee that the candidate will take part in the programme, which depends solely on the decision made by the selection committee.

  • Closed

    Submission of online applications

  • 9 February 2020

    Closing date for applications

  • Weeks 8 to 11

    Preselection stage. Examining financial data: Up Grade meeting

  • 17 March

    Pitch to the selection committee

  • 24 March

    Launch night for the class of 2020

Confidentiality

Applications and associated documents will be sent out to selection committee members. These persons and organisations will sign a non-disclosure agreement in advance.

By submitting their application, the candidate accepts that Up Grade can share their information, content and related content with team members and the selection committee.

Commitments of participants

Businesses taking part in the Up Grade Nouvelle-Aquitaine acceleration programme will be charged €800/month excluding VAT with a 12-months commitment. It should be noted that the Up Grade accelerator will not invest capital in your business in any way, shape or form.

Selected Business leaders are expected to make a moral commitment to attend group seminars and individual support sessions, and remain motivated and personally committed throughout all activities linked to their participation in the programme.

Group seminars for the #2020 class

Dates for the diary!

2020

24 and 25 March
12 May
9 June
7 July
15 September
13 October
17 November
8 December

2021

12 January
2 February
9 March

Food and travel expenses are supported by the participants.

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