FABA Startup Competition

Orange Silicon Valley, 60 Spear St, 94105, San Francisco, United States
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Select the startup of the year in a unique showcase and pitching contest

🚀 Are you ready to meet futures French "pĂ©pites"?  🚀 

Startups competing in the "Startup of the Year" category at the FABA 2023 get to present beforehand their project to the public and a jury of experts during a special showcase & pitching contest on April, 11th 2023 in San Francisco.
Each startup will have a demo booth and attendees will vote for the ones they feel are the most promising. The five projects with the highest votes will then pitch to the audience. A final vote will determine the "People's Choice Prize" of the FABA Startup 2023.

​The Jury's Prize will be determined in the meantime by a panel of VCs and corporate executives. 

Both awards will be revealed during the 8th edition of the FABA ceremony, on June 1st. 


Timeline -  Showcase & pitching contest

  • 5:00-6:30pm: Networking cocktail & Startup exhibition
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Pitching contest
  • 7:30-8:30pm: Vote, networking & cocktail including complimentary drinks and small bites. 


Selection process

All companies competing must meet the following criteria:
- 2 years or less of existence / or product or service in the market for less than 2 years
- Have a French or dual citizen founder or CEO
- 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


At the end of the application period, up to 15 startups will be selected by an advisory board to participate in the Startup Competition. If your startup is selected to participate, the founder(s) are expected to pitch the company in person to the public and a jury of experts, during a special showcase & pitching contest held in San Francisco.


Thank you to Orange Silicon Valley for hosting this event!

Thank you to Orange Silicon Valley for hosting this event

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