We guide entrepreneurs starting
innovative French businesses
FranceWe guide entrepreneurs starting innovative French businesses
[ OVERVIEW ]
Part mentorship hub, part foundry and part accelerator, the ES incubator tailors its offerings to meet the evolving needs of high potential entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas.
We connect founders with key partners in the local ecosystem, and leverage our international relationships to build businesses ready to scale globally. Entrepreneurs may join a virtual co-working collective, which includes mentorship, peer collaboration, and master classes all within a dynamic shared space.
The Alpes region of France has a vibrant start up ecosystem, with both public and private R&D labs. Areas of specialty include augmented reality, deep tech, multimedia, image recognition, sustainability-related technologies and mechatronics.
Empowered Startups is focused on developing an ever-expanding network of French Public Body Research and Development partnerships.
Talent Passport : Innovative Project business incubation program
Empowered Startups business incubation program for innovative projects allows international entrepreneurs to balance the competing demands of meeting their professional commitments abroad with starting up a new high-potential business in France.
Global Launch Pads
French entrepreneurs with international ambitions may validate their problem-solution fit plans through ES Launch Pads, in Hong Kong, HCMC and Vancouver.
New Startup Exchange Program for 2020
Starting June 24 2020, British Columbia-based startups may compete to join startups from Taiwan at the French Alps International Softlanding Exchange (FAISE) bootcamp planned for Nov 29 – Dec 4, 2020 in Grenoble, France. Winners will be granted pre and post bootcamp coaching and collaboration opportunities, via Empowered Startups Platform.
Using our proven and powerful methodology, network, market insight and business expertise, we guide entrepreneurs on a path to successfully start a business in France.
Become the Best
We educate and empower founders to build market offers and business models that empower their ideas to become the best in the world. We guide them through the rigours of Lean StartUp and Horizon Methodology, and cycle through the validated learning process of build-measure-learn.
Connect with the Best
We select entrepreneurs from around the world with the best innovative and scalable concepts to startup in France, with international reach. We are skilled at assisting entrepreneurs in de-risking their projects, increasing their speed to market, and enhancing the overall prosperity of the French ecosystem they are entering.
We build startups that define and aggressively pursue revenue goals on this equation: My startup will sell $X of Y product to customers A, B, C in N number of countries in M number of months.
[ PARTNERS ]
Our valued partnerships provide transnational entrepreneurs with opportunities to deepen the foundations and extend the reach of their ventures.
[ NEWS ]
100% digital Empowered Startups Platform coming to a university, startup support organization or R&D facility near you
VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2019—Empowered Startups has launched a state-of-the-art online training and reporting platform for universities, startup organizations, and research and development facilities around the world. Naheed Henderson, Empowered Startups, CEO – Global...
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Empowered Startups est ravi de localiser son incubateur grenoblois au sein des installations INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes. Étant co-localiser avec un institut de recherche du premier niveau, ces locaux sont une base de lancement idéal pour des entreprises...
[ ADVISORS ]
The following professionals generously offer their perspectives on our plans. We are grateful for the influence they continue to have on our projects.
CEO, Ubik and President, French Tech Taiwan
Director of International Actions, Invest in Grenoble-Alpes
Full Professor, Head of SYMME – Mecatronics Lab, Université Savoie Mont Blanc
Development Director, BusinessFrance