Your 100% business and technical
focus accelerator

Our Ambition

Accelerate your business

For a number of years, BNP Paribas has had an entire ecosystem, specialist teams and programmes for innovative companies with WAI (We Are Innovation).

One of these, WAI Boost, offers a unique combination: 6 months of intense collaboration with a Corporate and personalised business and technical acceleration via the entrepreneurs in residence of L’Atelier BNP PARIBAS.

Don’t miss out – apply now!

Offer

100% FREE & WITHOUT EQUITY

During 6 months, each selected start-up will benefit from:

Co-innovation

CO-INNOVATION WITH A CORPORATION

Each start-up will be linked to a Corporate (who holds a Commercial Executive position) to collaborate on an operational experiment, with business results.
Hébergement

FREE ACCOMMODATION AT WAI PARIS

Groupe BNP Paribas’s innovation hub, in the heart of the capital.
Go To Market

FOCUS
GO TO MARKET FOCUS

BNP Paribas can open its portfolio of clients when the solution is ready to go to market.
Financement

FINANCING UP TO 100K€

If needed, BNP Paribas can finance up to 100 k€ for each start-up to help it concentrate on its product development.
Coaching

1-TO-1 COACHING FROM ENTREPRENEURS

A team of entrepreneurs with business and technological profiles dedicated to the selected start-ups to help them with a variety of topics and operational issues: Marketing, Sales, Pricing, Business Model, Financing, Technologies, etc.
WAI Banking

WAI BANKING

As a selected start-up, you will also be able to benefit from the support of our Innovation Charge d’Affaire, specialising in banking support for our innovative companies.

Agenda

21
MARCH
Opening call for candidate
21 MARCH
2nd MAY
Roadshow across France
CITIES
9
APRIL
Connect Session
(Startup / corporates)
TO BE REGISTERED
6
MAY

Deadline for applications +

25 JUNE
7 JULY

Final jury presentation +

4 ET 5
SEPTEMBER
Program kick-off
FEBRUARY
2019
Closing Session
(co-experimentation assessments)

Corporates

Wai Boost Team

Dorothée JULLIAND
Head of Wai Boost
BNP PARIBAS

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Maud PRETOT
Manager WAI Boost
L’ATELIER BNP PARIBAS

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Emmanuel TOUBOUL
Head of Acceleration L’Atelier BNP Paribas
L’ATELIER BNP PARIBAS

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Rémi BARBE
Technology Advisor
L’ATELIER BNP PARIBAS

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Edouard de MENIBUS
Business Advisor
L’ATELIER BNP PARIBAS

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Matthieu LAVERGNE
Business Advisor
L’ATELIER BNP PARIBAS

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Marie-Hélène BARON
Innovation development Manager
BNP PARIBAS

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Francine BERTRAND
Head of Wai Paris
BNP PARIBAS

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Alumni

Results of Co-experimentations

The Wai Paris

WAI Paris
19 boulevard Poissonnière,
75002 PARIS