L’Accélérateur by L’Atelier BNP Paribas

Enjoy the City of Light—apply to this 4-month startup accelerator in Paris, France for the chance to team up with one of BNP Paribas’s business lines to get expert assistance in your area, not to mention free coworking space and the opportunity to attract up to $106,435 USD investments in convertible bonds.

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Pre-Program Perks

  • May receive up to €100,000 (approx. $106,435 USD) seed money in convertible bonds


  • Paris, France


  • 4 months

Additional Benefits

  • Collaborate with a BNP Paribas business line specializing in topics such as:
    • High-tech vehicle management
    • Retail banking and personal finance management
    • Group communications
    • AI and robotics
    • Leasing solutions and corporate real estate services
    • Data collection, analysis, and aggregation
  • Plug-and-play tools and services
  • Free coworking space in WAI, BNP Paribas’s innovation hub in Central Paris
  • Networking events give you access to investors, partners, and other entrepreneurs
  • Mentorship from specialists and veterans in your industry
  • Demo Day to present your project to BNP Paribas’s executives and investors

Who Can Apply

  • Companies with innovative tech-driven scalable ideas
  • Transportation, Smart City, eHealth, Retail, FinTech and Digital working fields preferred
  • Startup projects that have been, or are about to be, incorporated
  • Must speak French or English

Selection Criteria

  • Quality of your team
  • Originality of your idea and uniqueness that you bring to the table
  • Functional or visual demo of your product appreciated
  • Size of your market and how well you understand it, proven traction preferred
  • Quality of your business model
  • Current progress, as indicated by key performance indicators

Application Process

  • Written application
  • Connect Session to meet the mentors
  • Finalists will present and defend their project to the L’Atelier jury