After five successful seasons, comprised of 60 startups in full acceleration, of which 55% raised funds, 60% have clients and 100% have created innovative and cohesive communities, Le Camping is trucking forward and launches a 7th season.ENTREPRENEURS, ENGINEERS, DESIGNERS, MARKETERS, DEVELOPERS, DOERS, COME ON BOARD!
Thirty of Le Camping’s mentors and experts, and also Campers from the Alumni are assigned relevant applications based on their expertise and skills. Many are entrepreneurs, some are investors and others are experts in a particular field. This wide variety of skills makes for an excellent panel of evaluators. Each application is reviewed by at least 3 evaluators and rated on a 6-star system based on 3 main criteria: team, product, innovation. Evaluators add comments for the teams in order to provide feedback. In the end, 50 applications remain…!
Each team is scheduled for a live interview with the jury. We spend time learning about the team and understanding how they view their project. It’s not about the idea, but rather about the team, their vision and their fit with Le Camping. From this phase, only 24 teams are retained
In front of mentors, experts and partners, the teams pitch and demo for 8 minutes. The pitch is followed by a Q&A session with the team that helps us learn more about the project and clarify any unclear points. In addition, it’s the best time to feel the people. We like motivation, excitement, passion and contribution. If it’s the right fit, then the team moves into the big leagues. The 12 selected teams have a chance to make history as Le Camping’s sixth’s class.
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Clement cofounded DocTrackr, a solution allowing encryption and control over distributed documents. DocTrackr raised 2M USD and went on to be acquired for +10$M by Intralinks, scoring a deserved achievement for themselves and Le Camping.
Sebastien founded Mesagraph in 2010, a software that analyzes millions of online conversations in real time to provide analytics and actionable insights. Mesagraph has recently been acquired by Twitter for an undisclosed amount!
Séverin co-founded Lima with Gawen Arab, a technology that enables you to access all your files on all of your devices regardless of operating system or space. Lima reached its initial funding goal in less than 12 hours raising a total of $1.2 million while Partech Ventures invested $2.5 million in a Series A Financing round.
Le Camping is the most renowned French startup accelerator. Every season, we select 12 high potential startups that leverage new technologies and disruptive business models to follow an intense four-month programme, to try and achieve exponential growth and international development.
In November 2013, Le Camping moved into its new home, NUMA. Situated in the heart of Le Sentier, an iconic Parisian neighbourhood, this 1500m2 building was designed to become a powerful force for change and innovation through collaboration, synergies and community. NUMA embodies our belief that complementarity and diversity are the keys of creativity and entrepreneurship.
Being the biggest digital hub in France means we have a network of thousands of people among companies, entrepreneurs and users within reach, we leverage our network for the benefit of our startups, whether it be getting in touch with a potential client or recruiting your user base.