The YEi Start in France program was launched in 2005 between France and the USA. It is an acceleration programme designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business in France and Europe. It has been adapted to South Africa in 2016 and allow now South African start-up to participate the competition through the YEI Start in France - South Africa programme.
It provides an intensive training in South Africa and in Paris and one week immersion in France that will allow laureates to benefit from of an extensive customized business network and connections to the best resources in Europe.
The Embassy of France in South Africa, the Technology Innovation Agency and their partners are offering to YEi Start in France - South Africa's laureates a free week immersion stay in France including training, connections and mentoring for the laureates. This immersion week will be located in the Paris area and in one French region whose innovative ecosystem best fits the needs of each laureate.