DEVELOPPING SCIENTIFIC AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN YOUR START-UP?
THINKING ABOUT NORTH AMERICA AND ITS INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS?
The New Technology Venture Accelerator (NETVA) is a program of preparation and exposure to high-tech US markets for young innovative French companies. It is run by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States in three locations: Boston, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
Each year, 15 French startups are selected though a national competition after evaluation by juries in France and the program’s three American cities. In 2015, the program was expanded to Canada.
The selected laureates begin their preparation for US markets with a two-day training seminar in France. Each laureate is also paired with one or more American mentors prior to an intense week of immersion in the United States. The laureates then have the opportunity to network with high-level American academic and technological partners and to benefit from an additional series of training workshops focused on how to approach and succeed in American markets.