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X-Up: Applications open for the next promotion #16 of the École Polytechnique Tech Incubator

The Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Innovation Center of the École Polytechnique is looking for its new class for its X-Up Incubation program for technology start-ups.
X-Up: Applications open for the next promotion #16 of the École Polytechnique Tech Incubator Appel à candidatures | X-UP Incubateur École polytechnique | Promo #16
04 Nov. 2022
Entrepreneurship, Innovation

X-UP support, a complete package to accelerate the launch of your start-up

You have until February 28 to make your project and your team known!

What are the objectives of the program?

  • Structure and de-risk your entrepreneurial project
  • Develop your Minimum Viable Product
  • Find your first customers
  • Prepare your first fundraising
  • Expand your start-up network

Who can apply?

  • Open to all innovative technological projects (Polytechnic students or not)

Priority target sectors (any project with strong technological stakes will be studied)

  • GreenTech | Industry 4.0 | HeathTech | New mobilities

How is it done?

  • Intensive training program (3 times/week in person)
  • 2 weeks of pre-incubation
  • 8 months of incubation
  • 5% equity investment in the start-up.

The strong points?

  • Customized technological and business support, with a personalized mentoring program (3 mentors per start-up)
  • Customized coaching to guide and challenge you,
  • Networking meetings with investors (venture capital funds, family offices, business angels)
  • Access to the X-FAB, our prototyping and pre-industrialization space (more than 50 machines available on 1000 m2)
  • Training and expertise of dedicated engineers for prototyping,
  • The constant support of a multidisciplinary team (scientific expertise, manufacturing, legal, communication, marketing, etc.) dedicated to your project
  • Proven experience in supporting startups: 74 to date with great success (Sensome, Forssea Robotics, Neolithe, Lixo..).
  • The connection to the ecosystem of the École Polytechnique and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (alumni, students, start-ups, partners, investors, experts, entrepreneurs in residence, etc.)
  • The proximity of our research centers, our partners excubated and access to internal and external events

How to apply?

  • Submit your application: Here
  • For more information: Here

Dates to remember ?

  • November 07 - February 28 > Call for applications
  • Upcoming > Online information session with start-up testimonials (1 to 2 pm)
  • March 16/17 > Selection pitches
  • April 03/14 > Pre-incubation program
  • May 09 > Start of the incubation period
  • December > End of incubation programme

For any information ?

Do not hesitate to contact : contact-dei@polytechnique.fr