The YEi Start in France program, founded in 2005, is an accelerator for young science-based companies interested in growing their business in France and Europe. YEi Start in France provides a personalized immersion week in France including training sessions, networking and one-on-one meetings that will allow each laureate to benefit from an extensive customized business network and connections to the best resources in Europe. This immersion program is held in Paris and one French region whose innovative ecosystem best fits the needs of each laureate. Travel between France and Finland, transportation in France and accommodation will be supported by the program for one person by Startup selected.

Its objectives are to encourage the establishment of the winners of the competition in France, to facilitate the construction of research partnerships with French actors and to promote the attractiveness of France in the countries where the competition is organized.

France is a dynamic, innovative environment centrally located in Europe with attractive incentive packages for foreign investors, entrepreneurs and young businesses.

This year YEI opens in Finland thanks to a partnership with Business Finland.

If you are a young science based finnish startup then apply to the YEi program!


You are eligible if you are young science-based company in any industry with the following criteria:

  •  Fewer than 30 employees
  • Less than $2 million in annual revenue

See the english presentation YEI Finland 2018

Download the application YEI Finland

Take advantage of this all-inclusive program by sending your application by 29th of may to: