X-Up #11

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Get a full support in a unique ecosystem

You want to develop your own technological business and make it grow?

For four years, Ecole Polytechnique’s Incubator has been supporting innovative startups and helping them raise funds, during the first steps of their development. Open to all – polytechnician or not – our Innovation center shares its entire network to lead your project to succes.

X-Up Program: an environment build to ease your project’s growth

Dedicated to supporting technological and innovative startups, the X-Up incubator program has helped many companies in various areas such as IOT, medtech, fintech, biotech, A.I, aerospace and even submarine robotics, etc. Between fund raising, national awards, recognitions and partnerships with the biggest companies, the startups following our X-Up incubator program are among the most promising ones.

Since April 2015, remarkably innovative projects were developed within the Drahi-X-Novation Center. More than 5000m2 dedicated to technological companies, with private spaces, a prototyping space equipped with cutting-edge technologies and an advanced digital manufacture workshop, enabling young startups to build their prototype and pre-series.

The projects selected by our X-Up selection committee, will benefit from a 6 months custom-made support including one month of trial: they will be able to test our program, then there will be another committee to select the final applicants. The X-Up program offers the opportunity to accelerate your project’s development, prove its value and raise funds quickly. During that 6 months period, renewable once, experts and mentors will help you reach your goals.

The program includes many events, visits and 32 workshops based on startups’ needs (CEO talks with several company founders, data experts, A.I experts, mathematics doctors, etc.) We also give you access to several technology resources to strengthen the development of your PoC.

A network of excellence

Located in the heart of the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique’s campus, you have direct access to its laboratories, students, alumni, teachers and partners network. The X alumni network, counts many CEOs from CAC40 and several young entrepreneurs, some of which have already sell their startup for millions of euros. All have lived an experience they are ready to share, to help and support the development of your project.

The X campus is the perfect place to make a young startup grow. It is a staple place for companies to visit, national and international, research and innovation partners (Cisco, Fujitsu, Valeo, Paris airport, AWS, etc.), and for state visits (Presidents, ministers, etc.) The X network offers privileged relationships with a majority of French and international investments fund. Last but not least, its location in the heart of Paris-Saclay allows collaborations with the best schools in France (HEC, Centrale Supélec, Institut d’Optique, etc.)


Dedicated to innovative early stage startups and projects of startups

Open to all, as long as you have a technological project

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Key dates

End of applications: December 15 2019 (11:59 PM)

Pre-incubation: February 10 2019 - February 28 2019

Final selection committee: March 3 2019

Beginning of the Incubation program: March 9 2019

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REMINDER : Minority shareholder in startups

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