APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED 

ACCELERATION PROGRAM
FOR BUSINESS FOCUSED STARTUPS

______ I am a corporate, what's in it for me ?

Looking for a way to accelerate your business and to quickly reach your product/market fit? Join the BOOST programs today!

Why us? Because we are former entrepreneurs, we've been incubated, accompanied, mentored, accelerated but we have remained unsatisfied.

So we decided to create the acceleration programs we wish were made available to us at that time.

We designed exclusively business oriented programs, which aim at helping you gain significant market power. Being operated by L'Atelier BNP Paribas, the Boost programs multiply opportunities.

Discover the program that suits you best and start connecting to your market now!

DISCOVER THE PROGRAM

MADE BY ENTREPRENEURS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

CO-INNOVATION WITH A MARKET LEADER

Each startups will be paired up with a corporate, supported by top management sponsors, to collaborate on a concrete experimentation.

Up to 100k€ in seed money

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

Powerful network

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

Free Office Space 

Office space will be at your disposal located in the heart of Paris or San Francisco according to the program

Coaching & Mentorship

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

Startup pack

Startups will benefit from a set of plug and play tools and services provided by BNP Paribas and its technological partners.

FREE FOR STARTUPS, NO EQUITY TAKEN

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT ENTREPRENEURS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US

Hicham Tahiri

BNP Paribas offers the opportunity to be connected to thousands of potential customers. This is THE reason why we applied to this program.

Hicham Tahiri
CEO @ Smartly.ai
Camille Morvan

The Innov & Connect team connected us to the right customers and investors. They have the right level of implication which translates into time savings for us as entrepreneurs.

Camille Morvan
co-CEO @ Goshaba
Vincent Marty-Lavauzelle

Today, startups are looking for either hosting, or funding, or business opportunities. L’Atelier’s acceleration program addresses all of these issues.

Vincent Marty-Lavauzelle
CEO @ Paycar
Sébastien Bencherqui

We have been delighted with the Innov & Connect program. The expertise of the program’s team made us saved more than 3 months on our business plan by helping us defining our value proposition and the potential of our solution.

Sébastien Bencherqui
CEO @ Bubblz

APPLY NOW !

four PROGRAMS, ONE SINGLE PROCESS

WAI Boost is an intensive acceleration program connecting startups and Mid-Cap companies to innovate together. The one and only opportunity to make it work with a market leader. WAI Boost is part of the WAI initiative by BNP Paribas and is operated by L'Atelier.

Fintech Boost 4-month-acceleration program connect startups and business lines within BNP Paribas Group. In addition to our business focused acceleration program, it is your best chance to get a deal in a very short time frame.

Finlabs is Bank of the West's fintech program operated by L’Atelier BNP Paribas. It partners growth companies with business lines to solve a defined customer need. Companies gets access to Silicon Valley customers through Bank of the West and an open door to the rest of the world via BNP Paribas.

Media Lab is the TF1 group's startup program operated by TF1 Media Lab team and L’Atelier BNP Paribas for the startup advisory. Media Lab is an intensive acceleration program connecting startups and business lines within TF1 Group to innovate together. 

TEAM

WhaT MAKES US DIFFERENT ?

We are entrepreneurs, we understand founders, love startups. We are not afraid of getting our hands dirty.

Marylène Groult

Marylène Groult

Program Manager

  • 2+ years in Fintech Innovation management with 20 Startups/BNP Paribas businesses collaboration projects
  • 8 years in communication and partnerships projects management
Romain Quéchon

Romain Quéchon

Program & Ops Manager

  • 2+ years in Open Innovation management with 20 Startups/Corporate collaboration projects
  • Founder of an Entrepreneurship Association
  • Right-hand CEO in the eco-building industry
Emmanuel Touboul

Emmanuel Touboul

Head of Acceleration

  • 10+ years in corporate developments
  • CEO of a web startup for 4 years
  • Strategy & management consultant for 5 years 
  • Business Dev initial experiences
Rémi Barbe

Rémi Barbe

CTO in residence

  • 2x Entrepreneur & CTO (7+ years)
  • 10+ years in Engineering and Innovation
  • Graduated from Telecom ParisTech & HEC Paris
Matthieu Lavergne

Matthieu Lavergne

CEO in residence

  • 2x Entrepreneur & CEO (7+ years)
  • Worked in the digital industry since he graduated from HEC Paris in 2010
  • Co-author of the first french book on 3D printing
Edouard de Menibus

Edouard de Menibus

CEO in residence

  • 10+ years in digital business
  • CEO of a tech startup for 5 years
  • Strategy & management consultant for 7 years 
Maud Pretot

Maud Pretot

Program Manager

  • 10+ years in entrepreneurship and partnerships projects management (100.000 entrepreneurs)
  • Graduated in Political Science from Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Amin Bouhassoune

Amin Bouhassoune

Growth Hacker in residence

  • Student in webmarketing
  • Wagon’s alumni
  • 3 years in institutional communication
Raphaëlle De Marliave

Raphaëlle De Marliave

Head of Marketing @ L'Atelier SF

  • 10 years of marketing in global corporations including Coca-Cola and Sony
Matthieu Soulé

Matthieu Soulé

Advisor @ L'Atelier SF

  • 10+ years of banking innovation in Silicon Valley and Paris for BNP Paribas
  • Corporate mentor and advisor for dozens of fintech startups globally
Rena Zuabi

Rena Zuabi

Head of Innovation Programs @ L'Atelier SF

  • 7 years of startup and SMB product strategy, UX
  • Angel and VC investments in 15 startups globally
  • Launched The Portal, a VC-incubated social enterprise and product studio
Ramy Ghorayeb

Ramy Ghorayeb

Senior Associate @ L'Atelier SF

  • 2+ years designing and recommending fintech solutions for BNP Paribas
  • Fintech venture fund advisor at 101 Ventures
  • Founder at Billy, public houses payment company
Alessandro Promutico

Alessandro Promutico

CEO @ L'Atelier SF

  • 10+ years corporate and investment banking including BNP Paribas and JPMorgan
  • Strategy consulting at Roland Berger

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