PROGRAMS TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS IN NEW YORK

NYC Hyper Acccelerator

The NYC Hyper Accelerator is the first 1 week Accelerator program designed specifically for French Tech startup founders looking to expand in the US. 

Once you get to NYC, you will be immediately welcomed into the vibrant community of Spark Labs & its 50+ international startup founders, with round-the-clock access to our coworking space located in the heart of Silicon Alley & events to support your discovery of the NYC tech ecosystem. During the program, you will uncover all business aspects and cultural roadblocks you need to know for a fast & efficient expansion to NYC.

NYC Hyper Accelerator includes  11 key meetings with: international mentors, US venture capitals, professionals with various expertises: legal, recruitment, PR, etc.., 1 welcome breakfast, 1 lunch with Spark Labs Founders & CEO Members, 2 networking cocktails with NYC tech scene & a flying desk at Spark Labs so you become a part of our ecosystem during that week.

In order to provide you with the best experience, we only accept 15 entrepreneurs at a time & have 1 session per month.

Business France

Business France, the French international business development agency, accelerates the growth of French companies in North America, through personalized services allowing entrepreneurs to efficiently adjust and thrive in one of the most challenging markets in the world.

  • services include:
  • market opportunity analysis
  • go-to-market strategy
  • marketing and positioning strategies
  • organization of BtoB meetings with potential partners
  • lead generation
  • strategic introductions
  • coaching and mentoring

Business France’s New Technologies business development experts advised over 100 companies in their North American development in 2014 and secured more than 1000 meetings with 200 US companies.
Success stories include Criteo, Squid, Vade Retro, Contract-Live, eNovance

In partnership with Bpifrance, Business France organizes ubi i/o, a yearly 10-week acceleration programme helping the best French startups to successfully launch in America.


French American Creative Lab

The French-American Creative Lab is an intensive, 10-day program that includes networking sessions, meetings, seminars, and creative sessions for content creators and startups in the culture sector. During the sessions, participants will engage in themed workshops relating to intercultural topics and technology creation. These sessions aim to encourage participants to think deeply about the fundamental building blocks and value of their projects in order to view them from a new angle. These seminars will also tackle how to launch a project in a different cultural and economic context.

In addition to the seminars, participants will benefit from individual mentorship.  They will have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers over the course of several creative sessions, aimed at helping participants develop connections with large cultural institutions (museums, operas, television channels, audiovisual production companies, publishing houses, brands, and music distributors).

The French-American Creative Lab // Connecting Cultures has been created in partnership with a diverse group of professionals including engineers, journalists, entrepreneurs, producers, and other leaders of the culture sectors. 

The Lab is supported by the expertise of top-notch host incubators like Numa, Gaîté Lyrique, Créatis, Paris&Co, and hosted in New York by the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, that will collaborate with the Cultural Services and Business France to define a program for the French-American Creative Lab.


Digital NYC

Digital.NYC is the official online hub of the New York City startup and technology ecosystem, bringing together every company, startup, investor, event, job, class, blog, video, workspace, accelerator, incubator, resource and organization in the five boroughs. It is the result of a unique public/private partnership between the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, IBM, Gust, and over a dozen leading NYC-based technology and media companies.