In a few days... you will be able to apply for Le Camping Season 4 !

Published on the 07 December 2012 by Admin Initial

More and more of you are asking us about next season of Le Camping and applications, well...
The applications will be opened on Tuesday 11th Dec. !! (already)

Will you be among the 12 teams and have the chance to live the experience...?
After three successful seasons comprised of 36 startups in full acceleration, 55% raised funds, 60% have clients and 100% have created innovative and cohesive communities, Le Camping is trucking forward and launching a 4th season.
CHECK OUT SOME FRESH DATA !

Entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, marketers, developers, WOMEN, doers, come on!
Accelerate the development of your startup, from prototype to

More and more of you are asking us about next season of Le Camping and applications, well...

The applications will be opened on Tuesday 11th Dec. !! (already)

Will you be among the 12 teams and have the chance to live the experience...?

After three successful seasons comprised of 36 startups in full acceleration, 55% raised funds, 60% have clients and 100% have created innovative and cohesive communities, Le Camping is trucking forward and launching a 4th season.

CHECK OUT SOME FRESH DATA !

Entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, marketers, developers, WOMEN, doers, come on!

Accelerate the development of your startup, from prototype to business, and live an immersive experience in full within the local technology ecosystem.

Season 4... from March to August 2013!

Important dates

  • Tuesday, December 11th, to end of January: candidates apply! Go!
  • February: Selection process in 3 phases
  • March: Season 4 begins! (with a Demo Day at the end of May)

Program: from prototype to product, from product to clients, from raising funds to international markets

Ressources: 3+ dedicated team members ? One community of Amazing Campers ? 60 mentors ? One open space in the former Stock Exchange place ? 4,500 euros per team ? 0% equity

Do you need more info about Le Camping ?

To answer all your questions (about the program and the founding principles), we are organising an Insiders Session on Thursday 13th Dec. at 7.00 pm at Le Camping. Sign up here!

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Learn more about Le Camping!

Le Camping is a response to the needs of a new generation of Web entrepreneurs

This concept of accelerated incubation was launched in 2005 by the now notorious, Y-Combinator, in the heart of Silicon Valley. DropBox and AirBnB are among the success stories that have solidified the model and endowed the program with its reputation.

Ever since, we have been at the forefront of an emergence of this model, where in the US now more than 50 accelerator programs have been launched.

France, a country of excellent engineers and designers, world-renowned talent and entrepreneurs willing to adapt an international dimension to their projects, could not afford to do without an accelerator. In order to respond to this need and address this challenge, Le Camping was created less than 2 years ago, in january 2011.

The experience from season 1,2 & 3!

Le Camping has accompanied 36 startups. In all, 5 million euros were raised by 55% of them;  jobs were created (+150) and 60% have signed with clients including large companies like SNCF, Orange, Bouygues?

The experience is extremely beneficial for the selected entrepreneurs and furthermore fundamental in encouraging and communicating entrepreneurial culture.

The entire Camping model was founded on the philosophy of community between those that have seen success and those that are just beginning their own adventure. After almost two years, it?s also a Alumni network of 100 entrepreneurs making up the "Brotherhood". This type of exchange is integrated into the program and continues after the 6 months of acceleration.

The Camping program

Upon arrival in the prestigious Palais Brongniart, the former Paris stock exchange building, the startups enter into a 3 month phase of acceleration with one goal: create a Beta version of their product, find their first clients or users, learn to pitch.

This phase culminates with Demo Day: in Paris, London, and Berlin for the season 3, the 12 teams present their projects in front of more than 100 French and international investors.

This exercise drops them into the reality of the startup world and allows them to develop links with business angels and funds.

The 3 following months are built on raising funds, developping the product and community, international penetration and preparation for what comes next.

Over 6 months, mentors ? seasoned and willing Web entrepreneurs, inspirationnal people ? intervene each week in order to share their experiences, listen to and challenge the young Camping teams.

Silicon Sentier

Le Camping is a project launched in 2011 by Silicon Sentier. Created in 2000, Silicon Sentier aided in the growth of the digital economy and participated in the emergence of an innovative ecosystem in Ile-de-France.

Year after year, the ambition of the association involved the deployment of new projects such as the opening and development of a network of Cantines (branded co-working spaces) in France and abroad, and the establishment of Silicon Xperience, a user testing lab for innovative SMBs.

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