French American Entrepreneurship Award

Application Start Date - December 10, 2017

The FAEA award competition was launched in 2008 by Emmanuel Cargill and Yves Coléon, two members of Club 600, a leadership organization of francophone senior executives and business owners. Its goal is to help young French American entrepreneurs launch their business venture in the US and provide a network of and guidance from experienced business leaders, who serve as mentors.

Each entry will be judged by our jury, whose members representing a breadth of expertise in variety of areas of business and industries. Pitches will be evaluated against five criteria: clarity, market and customer needs analysis, innovation, entrepreneurial background of entrants, and early market success.

Two winners will be selected by the audience during the Award Ceremony held in New York City on May 22nd 2017.

The Prizes are a cash prize of $10,000 for the first place winner and of $5,000 for the second place winner. Both winners will also receive in-kind prizes, coaching and media exposure to help them accelerate the development of their startup in the US.

Criteria: Fluent in both French and English. Early stage projects (three years or fewer in business). Product or service that is commercially viable with a demonstrated ability to generate revenues. The project must be operated in and for the US market.