French Start-Up Award 2017

French Start-Up Award 2017
Platform for SMEs & Entrepreneurs
Date and Time: 
01 Dec 2017
18:00 to 20:00
Friday, 1 December, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
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Sofitel Singapore City Centre, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885
Registration Dates: 
18 Sep 2017
01 Dec 2017

The French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore is organising a French Start-Up Award on the occasion of the 5th edition of its "Working Together Forum" on Friday 1st December 2017.


The goal is to recognise the achievements of the best start-up created by French founders in Singapore and encourage its development.


The entries are now closed - stay tuned to discover the finalists!


 Participation Conditions:


It is not a condition of entry that the company is a member of the French Chamber. However, to enter the competition, the start-up must comply with the following criteria:


  • The start-up is working towards innovation, development, deployment, and commercialisation of new products, processes, or services driven by a new concept / technology / intellectual property.
  • All sectors are welcome to apply
  • The start-up has been created for at least 6 months and for a maximum of 5 years.
  • The start-up employs less than 25 permanent people in Singapore. 
  • The start-up has been incorporated under the laws of Singapore and has a principal place of business in Singapore. Not a subsidiary of a French company.
  • The start-up has demonstrated strong financial growth potential.
  • One of the founder must be French and be part of the management team. 

The panel consists of business professionals who will look for innovation and use of new technologies in the start-up, as well as its ability to grow. The panel will also judge the quality and originality of the presentation.


The prize will be awarded during the closing ceremony of the "Working Together Forum".


  • Opening of the participation: 18th of September 2017
  • Deadline for registration: 02nd of November 2017
  • Shortlisted candidates pitch session: 22nd November between 12pm-3pm


How to apply? The entries are now closed. Stay tuned to discover the finalists!

1/ To enter the competition, the company must fill in the application form.


2/ Competition entries must be received, by 2nd of November 2017.


3/ The finalists (4 to 6 candidates) will be selected to present (5 minutes pitch / 15-20 minutes Q&A) in front of the Jury on the Wednesday 22nd November between 12pm-3pm.


4/ Finalists will be invited to a cocktail after the "Working Together Forum" on Friday 1 December, where we will reveal the name of the winner. 


  • Emmanuel ALLIX, CEO - ART OF CLICK
  • Arnaud BONZOM, Venture Partner - 500 STARTUPS
  • Celine LE COTONNEC, Chief Data Officer - AXA INSURANCE
  • Nicolas MOULIN, Founding Partner - PARA’KITO, Owner - INDVESTA



  • Participation to the Working Together Forum (1 person per company): Value 250 SGD
  • French Chamber communication tool: 1 post on our Facebook and LinkedIn page about the company, 1 article in our Focus magazine.

Award winner – More than 10 000 SGD in kind:

All above +

  • 2 seats at the French Chamber Gala dinner on Friday 6 April 2018: Value 1030 SGD
  • 1 year of membership at the French Chamber: Value max 1450 SGD
  • One return Economy Class air ticket from Singapore to Paris on Air France
  • B to B services from French Chamber members:
    • Session on branding and communication from DRAGON ROUGE – worth 2000 SGD
    • 5 hours of legal advices from TLB LAW – worth 3500 SGD
    • 1 full day of Training from TIMEO PERFORMANCE - worth 1830 SGD
    • 1 half-day Workshop from OPTIMAL COST - worth 1000 SGD
  • French Chamber communication tool:
    • 1 banner on our weekly newsletter: Value 800 SGD
  • 1 session with the Business Accelerator Lab
  • Local and regional business introduction with large MNCs

Participation Form


For more information, please contact Marion -