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Belgo-French Startup Weekend with Inria

Inria is sponsoring the Belgo-French Start-up Weekend from September 14 to September 16. Ten scientists of Inria Lille - Nord Europe center will participate to this event which promotes start-up creation.

  • Date : 14/09/2018 to 16/09/2018


The goal is to work out a complete startup idea and examine its marketability and feasibility. Ideally you are ready to get your idea on the road right after Startup Weekend Belgo-French. The event’s culmination is on Sunday evening, when all teams present their results in front of a jury of local entrepreneurial leaders.

Everyone is welcome

Never mind if you are a business specialist, designer, developer, student, founder or founder to be ! All teams will have the opportunity to work and pitch in English. Intrapreneurship is welcome ! You are a company or a partner and you want to register a team ? It is now possible ! There's just one requirement : all participants should have the same initial conditions. Therefore, the only restriction is that you are not already working on your business (research for the pitch preparation does not fall under this rule).  

Why a Franco-Belgian SW ?

In a global environment we believe that projects should face intercultural challenges from the earliest stages of conception and design. There is no better way to test and validate a business idea than collaborating with different people from different backgrounds.
Our devoted and passionate mentors all have an international background to help the teams address this specific issue. We expect teams to be as mixed as possible and hope this edition will be the first of many to come !  
What you can expect ? All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model : anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of Belgian and French entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. 
There are many awards and business opportunities for the teams :

    • Professional coaching with international experts
    • International exposure and press release
    • Many gifts and surprisesfor the winners and the participants

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