APPLY TO THE FRENCH TECH

Apply to the French Tech Tour China 2018 Program

Applications period will last from April the 20th, 2018 to September the 7th, 2018.

 

Discover below how to seize this golden opportunity for innovative startups to explore the Chinese market.

Important deadlines to rock the Chinese Market!

  • April, 20th 2018 : Application period starts

  • May, 24-25th 2018 : Road Show

  • September, 7th 2018 : Application period ends

  • Mid-September 2018 : Evaluation by the Jury

  • October 2018 : Bootcamp in Paris (2 days)

  • November 26th to December 7th 2018 : Startups come to China for a 2-week immersion tour that will them through the innovative hubs of Shanghai, Shenzhen/Canton, Hong Kong or Chengdu, Beijing.

Application process

Applications to the French Tech Tour China 2018 are open to French registered companies. Application fee is 50EUR‚¬ excluding value-added tax and other taxes. Application fee of successful applicants will be deducted of the program’s participation fee.

 

For applying, you will have to :

  • Download and complete the confirmation form in the “Start here” right upper section of this page

  • Fill in the “Start here” form and click on “Apply Here”

  • Complete the online questionnaire

  • Upload the application material listed below in the online questionnaire : 

    Marketing introduction of your company and products/service (PowerPoint) in English or English+Chinese (15 slides max); Short presentation of your products/service used during pitch sessions (PowerPoint) in English or English+Chinese (2-3 slides max); Any other relevant material ; Company Logo; A short presentation and picture of the CEO of your company (optional)

    *Confidentiality : it is very important that you indicate us which important information in your documentation that we DO NOT have to share with potential Chinese customers or partners.

    *Some administrative documents will be required upon preselection.

    Beware that our website doesn’t save incomplete applications: you will have to refill the application material and use another email address. Contact us if you face any problem with the application process.

Selection criteria

16 startups/innovative companies will be selected by a jury of French and Chinese business experts.

The 16 most innovative companies among applicants (8 in digital field + 8 in energy field)will be invited to join the French Tech Tour China 2018 for a 2-week immersion program, with an associated cost of 5000EUR ¬ excluding value-added tax and other taxes. Domestic flights are included in the participation fee.

The Jury will shortlist the candidates based on the materials provided during the application process.

 

The Jury will likely select companies that have :

  • An innovative product/solution with existing clients and revenues;

  • A committed managing team that will be available and involved throughout the whole duration of the program and the immersion tour in China;

  • Sufficient financial resources and/or sustainable financial plan to implement their development in China.

 

Shortlisted companies might be invited for a web interview.

Need more information before applying? Contact us at ftt-china@businessfrance.fr

You will need to upload all materials at once: please make sure to have them ready.