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START-UP CONTEST
E4SM AWARDS 2019

Why participate?

You are a startup or VSE (Very Small Enterprise) French or foreign less than 10 years of existence, already marketing an offer or having a prototype about to be put on the market ?

Take the opportunity to become known and accelerate your development:

  • Meet the main actors of the Energy and Mobility ecosystem,
  • Present your innovation to a prestigious jury of international dimension,
  • Earn personalized accompaniments.

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Objectives

Promote your innovations and know-how in the energy and smart mobility sector.

Allow you to meet the investors and decision-makers of the public authorities


Pitch contest

18 startups finalist

4 minutes to present your innovation and convince!

2 minutes of exchanges with a prestigious jury


3 Categories – 4 Awards

  • On-board and vehicle-related solution
  • Infrastructure solution and energy management
  • Hydrogen solution

+ THE JURY’S FAVOURITE PRIZE

For each finalist startup

Integrate the Startup Village
Free

Your free stand for 2 days

The exhibition of your innovations

BtoB appointment opportunities

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Highlights
Free

Pitch session

Cocktail networking at Startup Village

Prestige evening and awards ceremony

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The promotion
Free

Press release

Communication campaign web and social networks

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For the startup laureates

GreenUnivers subscription & free invitations to conferences (1 year)

Free participation to the Capenergies Business Meetings (1 year)

HSBC Accompaniment

Communication campaign

Legal and tax advice (1/2 day) by Watson Farley & Williams

Export Advisory offered by Business France

Public financing council (1/2 day) by the AREAD Cabinet

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Sponsors & Partners

Sponsor ES4M Awards 2019

In 2017, HSBC France opened its first fully digital bricks and mortar branch dedicated to entrepreneurs in the Ile de France region. Business Banking Centre Live focuses first and foremost on young entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs with revenue of less than €2 million.

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Partners ES4M Awards 2019

With more than 800 government grants, it can be difficult to match your investment plan to available funding. For more than 15 years, AREAD identify and secure grant funding for all business projects (innovation, export, investments…) in France. Our team of dedicated experts complete all necessary paperwork to optimize and maximize funding. With expertise in many different sectors, we work with a variety of companies, from start-ups to multi-nationals.

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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. 
It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.
Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 64 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.
 

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With almost 500 layers and 14 offices around the world, Watson Farley & Williams’ legal team is a leading sector focused finance and corporate practice which provides specific expertise in the maritime, transport (including aviation and rail), energy (including renewable energy), natural resources, infrastructure and PPP, real estate, private equity and TMT/ICT sectors.
The firm advises French and foreign industrial and service groups, institutional investors, investment funds, banks, export credit agencies (ECAs), entrepreneurs, family offices, public bodies and governments.

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Conditions of participation


Calendar

Extended deadline – February 8: Receipt of applications

February 10, 2019: Selection of the 18 startups finalists by the organizers and experts

March 14, 2019: Pitch Competition and Awards Ceremony


Resgitration

Registration is now closed

You will be informed of the follow-up of your application by e-mail.

 


The Jury

Presidency by the Academy of Technologies
Vice Presidency by HSBC
Premium Partner Representative: CEA, EDF, ENEDIS, OMEXOM
Representative of an investment fund : Demeter Partners
Actor of startup support
Representatives of partner countries

 


5 evaluation criteria

Innovation: competitive positioning – technological breakthrough
Feasibility: quality of the business plan and sustainability of the business model
Potential: economic relevance and market prospects
Impact: economic and social benefits
Quality of the management team: credibility, ability to carry the project