YOUR ACCELERATION PROGRAM

 
The Village by CA is the foremost support system for regional startups - it is the only actor of its kind present throughout all of France! Once you integrate the Village by CA Finistère, we will provide you with a personalized acceleration program built on major steps to allow your startup to really take off: from analysis to themed workshops, as well as a coaching and mentoring system and national and international linkages.
The mapping below describes the kinds of services you will benefit from in the acceleration program:
 

Thinking of integrating the Village by CA Finistère’s acceleration program?
Here is a brief description of the startup selection criteria:

Your start-up serves one of the following areas of excellence :

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AGRIC / AGRIB

From cultivating the land to transforming and distributing foodstuffs, as well as livestock farming and the improvement of the state of agricultural production.

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CYBERSECURITY

From protecting digital and data management systems, to risk oversight, the combining of cybersecurity technologies to new usages in the SmartGrids domain, to the future factory, connected and autonomous transportation, and new services on the Internet of Things.

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SEA

From the environment to coastal development, to maritime infrastructure and transportation, to sailing and the naval industry, as well as energy, mining and biological marine resources.

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Health & Aging

From the development of surgical robots to medical technologies and equipment, to home care, to the patient’s electronic itinerary, to biotechnologies, as well as the pharmaceutical industry, the hospital sector, and the development of well-being through connected objects.

How do we select startups?

We carefully select our future startup residents through a defined process. We not only inspect projects but also project leaders to insure we welcome motivated people who combine rationality with intuition.

We know that projects evolve regularly. This is why we are looking for personalities who are able to listen and to adapt and change their perceptions of the market and their business. It’s not about experience but agility and cooperation!

Step 1: Preselection

1st filter: The areas of excellence of the Village by CA Finistère

Your startup participates in one of the following fields of excellence:

Agric/Agrib: from cultivating the land to transforming and distributing foodstuffs, as well as livestock farming and the improvement of the state of agricultural production.

Cybersecurity: from protecting digital and data management systems, to risk oversight, the combining of cybersecurity technologies to new usages in the SmartGrids domain, to the future factory, connected and autonomous transportation, and new services on the Internet of Things.

Sea: from the environment to coastal development, to maritime infrastructure and transportation, to sailing and the naval industry, as well as energy, mining and biological marine resources.

Health and Aging: from the development of surgical robots to medical technologies and equipment, to home care, to the patient’s electronic itinerary, to biotechnologies, as well as the pharmaceutical industry, the hospital sector, and the development of well-being through connected objects.

2nd filter: Your startup maturity

Bearing an innovative concept in the targeted fields of excellence with high added value and significant growth potential, you have already created your company and you have at least:

  • an innovative product or service
  • a deep knowledge of your market with high potential
  • laid out your first economic model
  • estimated your financial needs to pursue your development
  • a territorial foothold
    • first customers

Thus, if these criteria are met, you will be preselected and prepared for your audition before our Selection Committee

Step 2 : Selection

The selection committee is made up of our “Ambassador” Partners. These experts from the targeted fields are able to advise us on the technological or market aspects.

The criteria used by the Selection Committee are based on the UNPC model.

Your startup need to show:

 

Proof of Usefulness:

It consists of elements that demonstrate the potential of the innovation project in terms of usage coverage. This proof is intended to demonstrate that the innovation project can resolve situations of malfunction, suffering or pain…

 Proof of Newness:

It consists of elements that demonstrate the positioning of the innovation project, its degree of innovation and innovation project claim compared to existing solutions under development or already marketed.

Proof of Profitability:

It consists of elements that demonstrate that the innovation project is profitable both in terms of turnover for the project leader, and also in terms of comfort and life quality for the user/customer.

 Proof of Concept:

It consists of elements that demonstrate how the idea, the conceptual solution or the prototype works in the expected situations and specified by simulations, by in situ validations involving clients/users. This proof also shows the different actions required to design a feasible & scalable solution from an industrial point of view.

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