FABA Startup 2018: Showcase & Pitching Contest

May 16, 2018




Startups competing for the "Startup of the Year" award will present their projects to the public during a special showcase & pitching contest. Two companies will be selected during this event:

The 'People's Choice Prize' awarded by the audience 
​The 'Jury's Prize' determined by a panel of experts (see process in the FABA 2018 methodology).



All companies competing in the "Startup of the Year" category at the FABA 2018 have to fit the following criteria:

  • Have a French or dual citizen founder or CEO
  • 2 years or less of existence / or product or service in the market (or BETA) for less than 2 years
  • Funding received is limited to seed round
  • Based in the Bay Area
  • or Based in France with a current development in the Bay Area 
  • or Based in France with a future project of development in the Bay Area (relevant elements detailing a clear project in the short term, stating the strategy and the resources deployed will have to be submitted)
  • Check out eligibility criteria and full FABA methodology here​​



What's is there to win?

  • Two Air France round-trip tickets SFO-Paris
  • A FACCSF 'Entrepreneur Membership' valid for one year and a 'Business Booster Package' (includes a meeting with a lawyer, a CPA, and three mentors)


Few testimonials of the FABA Startup 2017's laureates:

"FABA last year was not only a really awesome opportunity to connect with great folks from the French/American community, but also to get noticed by people who saw the impact and business opportunity of Ava and later on became investors. Come for the French champagne, and leave with amazing connections that will last a lifetime."  Thibault Duchemin, Founder & CEO, Ava (www.ava.me)

"Being part of the FABA startup competition last year was an amazing experience for Atlas! Not only were we able to get very valuable feedback throughout the competition from investors and potential users but it brought us business! We are launching a challenge at the end of the month that came from it!Magali Mathieu, Chief Partnership Builder, AtlasRun (www.atlasrun.com)



Wednesday, May 16th from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Orange Silicon Valley
60 Spear street, suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105

FACCSF members: $20
Non-members: $40



Thanks to the FABA Startup 2018 Host 



Thanks to the FABA Startup 2018 Partners 






Thanks to the FABA Startup 2018 Sponsors and Partners





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