Frenchepreneur Program
Add-Venture To France

Are you stuck in a corporate job and wanting to express more of who you are in your career but…procrastinated on it?

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and interest in creating your own venture but…haven’t done it yet?

Want to come to France to expand your personal and professional potential while working on your own startup venture in France’s largest startup incubator?

Application Open For 2020!

Designed for professionals who are seeking to shift into entrepreneurship while gaining international business experience. This is an experiential and immersive program where you will live the French startup life – working on your own startup venture in France’s largest startup incubator. And, we provide you with training, expert guidance, and a network to support you in every step of your process.

Engage in your own personal and professional transformation as you:

  • Rewire into an entrepreneurial mind-set
    with comprehensive preparation and training utilizing cutting-edge expertise and methodologies
  • Experience living in France
    in Paris for 7 months, with 1 additional month in Bordeaux and Nantes
  • Build your network in the French ecosystem
    through Schoolab’s network of experts, mentors, entrepreneurs and large corporates
  • Launch and accelerate your own startup venture
    in Schoolab’s incubator program, which includes weekly workshops, meetings with experts, access to network of investors/funders, and one-on-one mentoring

You may be wondering 🤔

It’s no accident that, for over 25 years, France has been ranked #1 as the world’s most popular tourist destination (according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization). It is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, not to mention its rich culture, gastronomy and commitment to social good (ranked #2 worldwide for environmental erformance and in the top 10 for corporate social responsibility).

As for innovation, Paris is ranked one of the world’s top 10 startup ecosystems (per Startup Genome’s 2019 Startup Ecosystem Report). Also, the country actively welcomes foreign entrepreneurs and Investors to France – including offering a Tech Visa (good for 4 years).

Applications for the 2020 cohort must be submitted by December 1, 2019. Participants are admitted on a rolling basis – so it is to your benefit to apply as early as possible.

It is not necessary for you to know French to participate. The Frenchepreneur program will be delivered in English. Also, to further enrich your experience in France, we include French language classes as a part of the Frenchepreneur Program offering.

Still wondering? We're here to answer your specific questions.

Schoolab is one of the largest startup incubators in France and is considered a major actor of the French innovation ecosystem. For 13 years, Schoolab has been training more than 1000 entrepreneurs from 30 different nationalities and conceiving more than 150 innovative products and services on behalf of 65 companies.

Program Partner

West to Ouest is a human adventure company centered on personal and business development. It creates Transformational Adventures designed for high achieving individuals who are ready to up-level their quality of life and optimize their impact in the world. Combining cutting-edge methodologies and expertise around Human Transformation, Leadership Development, Innovation, Organizational Design and Development, and Change Management, the Transformational Adventures are curated into a blended approach that creates unique experiences and effects breakthrough growth. The West to Ouest team has helped entrepreneurs and corporates all around the world (including Asia, North America and Europe) to expand into new horizons of possibilities.