This edition inaugurates a new competition concept which includes 3 categories this year, i.e. research, technological innovation and social entrepreneurship, and will, therefore, reward three projects on enterprise creation. The call for applications is now available on the partners’ institutional websites and social media pages.
A €20,000 grant will be given by AUF and split among the winning projects. This year’s three winners will thus benefit from the necessary accompaniment to create an enterprise, as well as from the needed support to a startup in Berytech’s incubator program.
The research part
is a novelty. It was added in order to enable women to give value to
their research project and turn it into a flourishing enterprise.
Indeed, one of the main challenges that research laboratories are
currently facing consists in moving from discovery to implementation or
It is worth recalling that sixty applications were received last year. This shows the attractiveness of the competition which pays tribute to francophone women’s commitment to the innovation and enterprise creation challenge. Rosabelle Chedid and Rayanne Beayno were crowned “Femmes francophones Entrepreneures 2020” during the final of the competition in September last year.
The competition will take place as follows:
Deadline for the submission of applications: June 10, 2020
Announcement of the chosen applicant for the 3 categories: June 17, 2020
Online training: June 22 -29
Submission of the Business Plan/Pitch: July 15, 2020
Selection of the 9 finalists (3 per category): July 22
Training and preparation for the pitch: last week of July
Final in August 2020
The application file must be written in French. Project presentations to the jury will be made in French as well.