L'accélérateur Fintech & Corporate by L'Atelier BNP Paribas

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Call for applications extended until 22nd of January, 2017, last chance to apply!

Discover the program

L’Accélérateur by L'Atelier BNP Paribas has been designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Because we experienced how hard it is for a start-up to work with a large corporate, and because we understand the stakes and mindset from both sides, we launched this program to be different and make the difference for you.

Free, no equity taken and 100% committed staff.

L'Accélérateur by L'Atelier is 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 plug and play 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


Last chance! Apply before January 22nd!

January 12th 2017 — Connect Session in Paris

January 22nd 2017 — Applications Close


Call for applications extended until January 22nd, last chance to apply!

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 15th 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

Les parrains

Pendant quatre mois, vous aurez l’opportunité de collaborer avec une entité métier de BNP Paribas sur un projet d’Open Innovation.


  • Smart mobility for corporates and Individuals
  • High Tech Fleet Management
  • IoT for cars

Founded in 1989 and fully owned by BNP Paribas, Arval specialises in full service vehicle leasing. Arval offers its customers – professionals, SMEs and large international corporates – tailored solutions that optimise their employee’s mobility and outsource the risks associated with fleet management. Expert advice and service quality, which are the foundations of Arval’s customer promise, are delivered in 26 countries by over 5,000 employees, and in 21 other through a network of partners. Arval’s total leased fleet adds up to 930.000 vehicles throughout the world (November 2015). Within BNP Paribas, Arval belongs to the Retail Banking core activity.

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Les parrains du programme

Group Communications

  • AdTech
  • Social Data Management
  • Marketing automation

The BNP Paribas Group is organised around 2 main activities: Retail Banking & Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking. These activities are supported by Group functions.

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BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

  • B2B Marketplace
  • Rental services

For more than 70 years, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions helps companies to expand their business capabilities by offering tailored leasing and finance solutions for their professional equipment.

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Corporate Real Estate Services

  • Data analysis
  • Data collection
  • Flow management
  • Smart buldings

The BNP Paribas Group is organised around 2 main activities: Retail Banking & Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking. These activities are supported by Group functions.

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BNP Paribas Investment Partners

  • Data Analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Fund distribution
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Predictive models for social media
  • Process Automation
  • Smart contracts

BNP Paribas Investment Partners is the BNP Paribas Group’s asset management specialist. BNP Paribas Investment Partners offers the full range of asset management services to both institutional and private investors around the world. BNP Paribas Investment Partners has more than 3 000 employees in more than 30 countries, including around 700 investment professionals, and manages assets totaling EUR 556 billion.

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French Retail Banking

  • Connecting people and businesses
  • Third places
  • Services for freelancers
  • Blockchain for city challenges

The French Retail Banking has more than 28,000 employees serving more than 7 million individual, professional and corporate customers. It is a leader in the Corporate and Private Banking market and offers a wide range of products and services, from current account handling to the most expert structuration in corporate finance and wealth management. French Retail Banking welcomes its clients in its 2,000 branches and 300 clusters of expertise: Private Banking, Maisons des Entrepreneurs, Innovation Poles and Business Centers.

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  • Internet of things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Robotic
  • Blockchain
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Sharing economy / P2P
  • Robo advisor

BNP Paribas Cardif creates innovative savings and insurance solutions designed for performance in a world shaped by the emergence of new uses and lifestyles. A subsidiary of BNP Paribas, the company has a unique business model anchored in partnerships. BNP Paribas Cardif co-creates solutions with distributors in a variety of sectors, who then market the products to their customers. BNP Paribas Cardif has become a recognized global specialist in personal insurance, serving 90 million clients in 36 countries with strong positions in three regions – Europe, Asia and Latin America. With nearly 10,000 employees, BNP Paribas Cardif had gross written premiums of €28 billion in 2015, 59% of which was generated outside France.

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BNP Paribas Banque en Ligne

  • Account Aggregator
  • Personal Finance Management

Banque En Ligne is an entity of French Retail Banking that brings together customer relationship centers, centers of expertise, online agency, project management and Digital Marketing, but also Hello Bank!, the digital bank of the BNP Paribas. Our mission is to define and deploy the digital vision of French Retail Banking and Hello Bank!, to participate in the digitization of the company, its network of branches and to strengthen its competitive advantage.

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BNP Paribas Securities Services

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data analysis
  • Data aggregation tool

BNP Paribas Securities Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, is a leading global custodian and securities services provider backed by the strength of the BNP Paribas Group. It provides multi asset post trade and asset servicing solutions for institutional participants in the investment cycle, from the buy-side and sell-side to corporates and issuers. Covering over 100 markets, offices in 34 countries, the BNP Paribas network is one of the most extensive in the industry. We bring together local insight and a global network to enable clients to maximize their market and investment opportunities worldwide.

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BNP Paribas Epargne & Retraite Entreprises

  • UX
  • Data Visualization
  • B2B2C Services

BNP Paribas Epargne & Retraite Entreprises is a major player in the corporate retirement savings market, which brings together two areas of expertise: employee savings and group retirement. As of September 30, 2016, BNP Paribas Epargne & Retraite Entreprises registered more than 20.6 billion euros under management for 27,000 client companies and 1.2 million employees.

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Les parrains du programme

L’équipe et les experts de l’accélérateur

On les a accompagné sur d’autres sujets …

« Without L'Atelier, we would not have met the right people in BNP Paribas, they facilitated the introductions. »
Jed Grant
« Today, startups are looking either hosting, or funding, or business opportunities. L’Atelier’s acceleration program adresses all of these issues. »
Vincent Marty-Lavauzelle
CEO, PayCar
« Startups offer more advanced technology, and corporations like BNP Paribas, have an essential role to play. »
Mustapha Ouafik
Global Chief Operating Officer, BNP Paribas Securities Services
« We worked together: BNP Paribas Securities Services brought business insights, while Fortia brought technological and technical expertise […]. This was obviously a tremendous enhancer that allowed us to nearly gain one year on our development plans. »
Réda Bouakel
CEO, Fortia Financial Solutions

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