Create your startup abroad with “Entrepreneurs Across Borders”

Do you want to get started in creating a business while traveling internationally?
Think of the “Entrepreneurs Across Borders” initiative !

“Entrepreneurs across borders” is a unique system set up within NEOMA Business School to allow its students to get involved in a business creation project while benefiting from an international experience. Think Global!

Two tracks are available to you:

  • The so-called “classic” “Entrepreneurs Across Borders” track, which replaces an exchange semester at one of NEOMA’s partner universities.
  • The “BRIDGE Entrepreneurship” track of excellence led by Schoolab and UC.Berkeley, partners of NEOMA, which allows you to create your business within Silicon Valley, the global cradle of innovation.

Classic course

What?

One semester of academic exchange at one of NEOMA’s partner universities.

And concretely?

A semester during which you follow lectures at the partner University while developing your business creation project within the Incubator of the partner University.

For who?

  • Open to all students eligible for an international departure.
  • It is not necessary to be incubated or pre-incubated before applying
  • PGE: departure possible in S4 or S6
  • Global BBA: departure possible only in the spring semester of the 2nd year (S4)
  • TEMA: 2nd semester of 3rd year (S6)

Where?

Several renowned universities are partners to this programme in the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, India, Ireland. Partner universities will be soon confirmed to you.

Costs

Same costs as for a classic exchange: NEOMA tuition fees, transport, living expenses on site…

Selection criteria

  • Academic:
    1. English level: minimum score of 6 on IELTS for English-speaking destinations (if you want to register for the next exams, please click here)
    2. No delay of ects credits on your cursus
  • Linked to your business plan: innovation, international ambition, motivation

BRIDGE-Entrepreneurship

What?

A year to develop your business creation project in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Francisco.

And concretely?

An intense program punctuated in three stages:

  • Sept-Dec 2022: incubation at Schoolab Paris

-intro & team building
-bootcamp observation
-Product owner training
-UC.Berkeley mentoring

  • Jan-May 2023: semester at UC. Berkeley

-Mandatory classes (project)
-Elective classes
-Ecosystem visits
-Pitch training

  • May-August 2023: incubation at Schoolab San Francisco

-Project development
-Expert meetings
-Network

For who?

Students in the last years of MiM, Global BBA, TEMA

Costs

Although the price of the program is $ 30,000 per student, NEOMA covers this rate at the rate of 5 departures per academic year. Selected students will pay NEOMA Business School tuition fees like a regular year. They will also pay living expenses (transport, accommodation, and so on).

Selection criteria

  • Academic:
    1. English level: minimum score of 6.5 on IELTS (if you want to register for the next exams, please click here)
    2. No delay of ects credits on your cursus
    3. Other requirements: to do directly with your program
  • Related to your business plan: innovation, international ambition, motivation

The selection process is as follows:

Classic Course BRIDGE-Entrepreneurship
Complete your application file 8/11/2021 to 28/11/2021 (midnight) 8/11/2021 to 28/11/2021 (midnight)
Pre-selections for interviews 29/11/2021 to 3/12/2021 29/11/2021 to 3/12/2021
NEOMA interviews 6/12/2021 to 10/12/2021 6/12/2021 to 10/12/2021
Interview with the international school x 15/12/2021 to 5/01/2022
Final answers 10/01/2022 10/01/2022

They tested the BRIDGE program!

“Beyond the technical skills that I was able to acquire throughout the BRIDGE program, it is also a great vector for personal development. Within this very rich intercultural environment, the courses, the workshops, the meetings with the experts have brought me a lot. But the most important thing in all of this is to do your utmost to take full advantage of what Silicon Valley can offer you in record time! I learned not only to seize opportunities but also to provoke them! In this 100% entrepreneurial ecosystem, the energy of a project leader is valued. The more we move, the more we are respected and the more we gain in self-confidence! This is a key principle that I want to develop in France as well! “

Vianney Senlecq (MiM 2020), currently Growth Manager within the startup Urban Radar, met in San Francisco

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How can you define your project?

Workshops will be organised soon by the Incubator’s managers.

You already have a project but still have questions?

You will be allowed to take an appointment with a coach to study your startup project.
(Warning, if your questions are about academic issues, you have to address to your Programme.)

And now, it’s up to you!

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