Fintech and Corporate
Start-up Accelerator

Call for applications opens on the 15th of December, 2016.

Discover the program

L’Accélérateur Fintech& Corporate has been designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Because we experienced how hard it is to work with a big corporate, and because we understand corporate stakes and mindset as well as startups ones, we launched this program to be different and make the difference for you.

Free, no equity taken and 100% committed staff.

We will not be perfect, but we will be very good and we will probably be your best chance to make it work with BNP Paribas Group.

Grow your start-up to the next level

L'Atelier BNP Paribas proposes a proven, intensive and tailor-made 4 month program.

Co-innovation with BNP Paribas

Each start-up will be paired up with a BNP Paribas business line, supported by top management sponsors, to collaborate on a 4-month experimentation.

Coaching & Mentorship

Our business advisors will help you with your specific issues on a variety of subjects: business, marketing, fund-raising, technology, finance, insurance, banking, security, compliance, legal, ...

Up to 100k€ in seed money

We can invest up to 100k€ (convertible bonds) to help you focus on execution during the program.

Free Office Spaces at WAI Paris

Office spaces will be at your disposal at WAI Paris, BNP Paribas's innovation hub located at the heart of Paris.

Other resources

Start-up will enjoy a set of tools and services provided by BNP Paribas and its technological partners.

Powerful network

You will have access to the best investors, partners, experts and entrepreneurs from BNP Paribas's powerful ecosystem.

Free for start-ups, we take NO equity!


Calendar for Fintech/Insurtech BNP Paribas Corporate Accelerator 2017

December 15th 2016 — Call for Applications starts

Link for applications to be announced.

January 17th 2017 — Connect Session in Paris

Want to learn more about L'Accélérateur by L'Atelier BNP Paribas 2nd Batch?
Want to discuss common interests with the BNP Paribas's Business Mentors?
Register to the Connect Session (to be announced)

January 22nd 2017 — Applications Close

Febuary 20 to 24th 2017 — Final Selection Days

Selected finalists will present and defend their project in front of a juries composed of entrepreneurs, technology experts, VCs, institutional partners and BNP Paribas's Business Mentors.

March 13th 2017 — Program Kick-Off

Be ready for 4-month intensive acceleration!

July 13th 2017 — Closing Session/Demo Day

Start-up will present their solution and experimentations with BNP Paribas in front of BNP Paribas's Executive Members and Investors

Accelerator’s team and experts

Startups we have supported on other topics

« Without L'Atelier, we will not meet the right people in BNP Paribas to work with, it facilitates commercial introductions. »
Jed Grant
« Actually, every start-up is looking for accommodation, investment, or business opportunities. This acceleration program meets these 3 issues. »
Vincent Marty-Lavauzelle
CEO, PayCar
« Start-up propose more and more mature new technologies on the market, in which large companies such as BNP Paribas can be involved in order to be more ambitious. »
Mustapha Ouafik
Global Chief Operating Officer, BNP Paribas Securities Services
« We have worked together! BNP Paribas Securities Services has bring its market expertise, on the other hand, Fortia has bring technological and technical expertise! It is clearly an outstanding acceleration program that it gives us the opportunity to save one year on our Development Plan »
Réda Bouakel
CEO, Fortia Financial Solutions

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