Throughout your project, your individual coach works with you to target your market effectively, elaborate your business model, plan your development phases, and fine-tune your financial strategy.In parallel with your individual follow-up, Montpellier BIC:
Join the Montpellier BIC network
BIC offers you strategic advice
Challenge your project with Jump’In Creation
Test your project! Give it a critical and objective review by participating in our acceleration program, Jump’In Creation. This intensive 5-week mentoring program gives you a chance to challenge every aspect of your project. Click here to watch the video.
Strategic questions? Ask the BIC Advisory Board.
Our seasoned mentors — founders of Montpellier BIC graduate startups, managers of major groups such as Orange, Sanofi, and Dell, and business angels— stand by your side to offer strategic advice and timely tactical tips.
Participate in workshops and thematic sessions...
Finance , human resources, digital marketing, design, business development, business news, and more. We regularly cover the topics that concern you most.
BIC helps you obtain the funding you need
Benefit from support by ESA BIC Sud France
The leading European Space Agency (ESA) incubator in France, ESA BIC Sud France is coordinated by the Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster in cooperation with CNES and the SAFE cluster, offering a specific program for projects related to space.
Get ready to raise your first funds with Jump’Invest
Montpellier BIC helps your company during its seed phase with a dedicated coaching program, an introduction to business angel networks, and seed capital funds. Based on working together in small groups for individual and collective coaching, this program helps people take on all the issues related to their first round of funding.
Benefit from an intensive program with Montpellier Venture Capital
Every year, fifteen regional companies in their series A and B funding phases are selected to participate in a four-month coaching program with fundraising professionals. The goal is to make a convincing pitch to sixty national investors from the Montpellier BIC network.
Montpellier BIC gets you started with networking
Exchange ideas with our expert committee
Montpellier BIC helps you benefit from privileged access to business networks, the key to truly integrating an entrepreneurial ecosystem: bankers, public financiers, accelerators, scientific and technical experts, experienced entrepreneurs, and more, offering advice during expert committees held 3 times a year.
In cooperation with Business France, BPI Export, customs authorities, and other stakeholders, Montpellier BIC workshops help you understand how to prepare your company for the international business arena. Missions and cooperation agreements with Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole’s International Department make it easier to access and establish your company in markets in China, the USA, Canada, and Russia...
Montpellier BIC speeds up your business development
Boost your sales with “Take Off”
Boost your growth and take advantage of our Take Off program, which gives you the benefit and experience of experts in strategy and business development working with you over the year to help you build market share.
Participate in Open Innovation events
EDF, Invivo, Clear Channel, SNCF, Orange, Enedis, Dell, and others come regularly to meet startups assisted by Montpellier BIC and establish partnerships together or integrated innovations developed by startups.
Benefit for co-assistance with WeSprint
Hosted at Cap Omega, the WeSprint accelerator offers companies, selected on the basis of their application form, a 4-month operational acceleration program that includes business development, communication, workshops, and more, as a complement to BIC assistance.
Montpellier BIC joins forces with Schlumberger to boost your technology company
Montpellier BIC is working closely with the Schlumberger group to support innovative business creation projects in the digital sector by creating the “SPARX by Montpellier BIC” program.
Why should you apply?
- Benefit from high-level business and technology assistance for 8 months
- Includes 70 hours of technical assistance and expertise by Schlumberger, with the possibility of participating in Schlumberger innovation events
- Access to Montpellier BIC training courses and assistance programs
- Networking with partners
- Access to shared office space at the Cap Omega startup incubator
Who is it for?
- Innovative companies younger than 3 years
- Specialists in artificial intelligence, web technologies, applied mathematics, and geoscience
- Organizations ready to relocate to Montpellier
- With availability at least one day per week for assistance at the Cap Omega incubator in Montpellier
How and when to apply?
- Call-for-candidacy begins November 5, 2019
- Applications must be submitted by December 31, 2019
- Pre-selection on January 7, 2020
- Presentation to the selection jury on January 21, 2020 at the Schlumberger Montpellier R&D Center
- Selection results to be announced January 24, 2020
- Assistance from March to October 2020