An annual pitch competition with a transatlantic twist! Innovative startups will go on stage to try to convince you and our jury of top innovators and global corporate giants to help them expand to the U.S.

What's in it for you? Find out about the latest startups, hear from top level speakers, network with experts, CEOs, entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators, and the media.

What's in it for the winner? A growth prize package, including:

  • Round trip tickets to the U.S. courtesy of United Airlines
  • Legal assistance by DLA Piper in France and in the U.S. thanks to its global coverage
  • Free translations worth 500 EUR by MotaWord
  • World-class consultations with experts from a wide range of sectors including legal, commercial,
    HR, real estate, immigration, insurance, banking ...
  • A strategic review of your US business development plan by French Tech Hub
  • Private access to top French and American members of AmCham and the FACC-NY, as well as French incubators and FACC CoWork
  • NextGen membership at AmCham and Active membership at the FACC-NY
  • Video interview at the Les Echos studios
  • Your startup story featured on for-starters.com
  • Winner automatically entered into the second round of Startup Sesame Competition


2018 Edition Winner: Toky Woky

2017 Edition Winner: FACILITI

2016 Edition Winner: Selectionnist


  • Disneyland Paris
  • DLA Piper
  • United Airlines
  • BNP Paribas


  • French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • French Tech Hub
  • Klaxoon
  • Motaword
  • SMG 
  • Startup Sesame
  • La Vallée Village
  • Fresh Vine
  • F6S
  • La French Touch Conference
  • Nova
  • U.S. Embassy