international London programme

Paris-Dauphine Incubator is opening its first international programme in London: Paris-Dauphine London Incubator

It might be the right time for your start-up to leave the garage and step up in a real office?

In a nutshell, our 6-to-18 month incubation programme aims to support start-ups by providing the best-in-class services and support what they need during their early stages of development: a place to stay, with offices located in London – Islington (here), a networking community of students and start-ups, multiple accesses to mutualised professional services, personalised C-level mentoring sessions, as well as an easy gateway to the French and EU markets.

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Programme Features

During your 6 to 18 month incubation period (according to needs) at Paris-Dauphine London Incubator, you will certainly enjoy passing with success your first business hurdles, such as: validate your proof of concept, design your growth model, ignite your business and team, market your offer, sign your first contracts, set up your processes and KPIs and raise your seed funds.

On a concrete level:

2 co-working spaces where we are happy to welcome approx. 5 to 6 selected start-ups, where you all can benefit from:

💻 Desks for your team (up to 6 people) located in the heart of London (Borough of Islington, Angel or St Pancras Station) #HOMESWEETHOME

☕️ With “all” you need: coffee machine, fridge and microwave, printer, meeting room & good vibe #ALLINCLUSIVE

🤝 Regular follow-up with your mentor and the incubator team to challenge ideas and help accelerate your business #PRICELESS

🌐 Access to Paris-Dauphine University’s ecosystem, with their students, professors, and its powerful alumni network (90,000 worldwide, including 3,500 in the UK) #NETWORK

👍 Access to our co-working space in the Paris-Dauphine Incubator #INTERNATIONAL

💸 Preferential access to a bundle of selected professional services, find the list here #£££

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

You can directly apply if you match at least two of the following criteria:

👩🏽‍🎓 One of your co-founders is: graduated from Paris-Dauphine University or 

👨‍🎓 From one school of PSL University Group (see list here) or

🎓 Your business angel is an alumni from Dauphine or

🎓 You are recommended by an alumni from Dauphine

📍 Your company is legally based in the District of Islington

✅ You are 100% operational, 200% ambitious, 300% committed!

 

This is definitely for you if you did succeed to make this happen:

👉 A legal set-up done: your company is (being) incorporated

👉 A first version of your product (beta or V1) delivered

👉 First customers or users enrolled

👉 A dream-team of 100% operational co-founders

 

Above all, we are looking for true entrepreneurs who:

💪 Are utterly committed / focused to their project

😀 Are willing to take part to an active community (you want to share your knowledge, help your co-workers and be involved in the evolution of the incubator…)

✅ Are keen to create more value out of questioning and challenging their business with the contribution of peers and mentors

#Simple. Basic.(all rights reserved)

How much does it cost?

Our motto: FLE-XI-BI-LI-TY

Our prices are all inclusive (offices and coaching) for the six first months:

💸 £42 per week, per desk 

WHO WE ARE

Supported by an internationally renowned university, immersed in an environment of excellence and creativity, Paris-Dauphine Incubator is at the cutting edge of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Created in 2012, supported by Paris-Dauphine Foundation and a network of  90,000 alumni, Paris-Dauphine Incubator is offering in France two programmes designed specifically to support the entrepreneurship projects of our students and our alumni.

Since ignition, 88 startups have benefited from a year of co-working spaces, funding, expertise and tailor-made coaching, with many success stories.

In 2014, Paris-Dauphine University has developed a campus in London, echoing the large community of alumni settled in the UK and the big interest in our student to get an international experience. The attractiveness of this project remained very strong over the years. A UK-dedicated incubator programme:  Paris-Dauphine London Incubator has opened in April 2019 in order to support this dynamic.

You don't have to take our word for it

88 start-ups in our portfolio since 2012
81% % survival rate
at 3 years
50% % of start-ups are breakeven
427 jobs created

HOW TO APPLY?

We recruit start-ups to join our programme twice a year. Our calls for applications are each year:

  • at the beginning of Q1 for the integration of our “Spring promotion”,
  • at the beginning of Q3 for the integration of our “Fall promotion”.

Don’t miss the next one!

Your time is precious, ours too. This is why our application process is simple :

# 1 – From 01/11/2021 to 03/07/2021Fill out our online form to help us verify your eligibility and understand your business

# 2 – From 03/08/2021 to 03/12/2021: Applications will be screened by our team. We will get back to you with by email in order to schedule an initial 45 minutes interview (we will set the date together according to our respective availabilities between March 15th and 19th). Don’t worry, nothing formal, it’s just to make sure that there’s a match between us!

# 3 – March 24th 2021: Deliver a 10-minute pitch in front our jury of entrepreneurs and investors, followed by 20 minutes of challenging Q/As.

# 4 – March 25th 2021: Results announced, and you can join the incubator from the 1st half of April 2021*.

* Please note that due to the health situation related to the Covid-19, access to our premises may be suspended according to imposed government directives.