Applications are now open for the Accelerated Young Companies (JEA) program

From April 2, 2021 to May 14, 2021

Applications to join the Lyon Saint-Étienne Entrepreneurship Center’s Accelerated Young Companies program, led by the Foundation for the Université de Lyon and the Université de Lyon, are open until May 14.

The Accelerated Young Companies (JEA) is a selective acceleration program paired with a competition. From supporting to accelerating young businesses, it helps reinforce the quality of projects and give prominence to start-ups. The aim is to help entrepreneurs to grasp the challenges of scaling up and to prepare their start-ups for acceleration.

This year’s program will run from June through October and will include:

  • From June to September: seven master classes on fund raising, incorporating shareholders, developing a marketing team, expanding operations, major account partnerships, recruiting and managing staff, and internationalization;
  • At the end of September: fifteen projects will be selected for the final round of the competition;
  • October: a presentation of the “acceleration road map” of the candidates selected during the final.

Please send your applications before May 14, 2021.

Click here for more information about the eligibility criteria

Submit your application here