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Launch your project with a crowdfunding campaign!

From 27 11/19
From 27 November 2019
to 16 January 2020
Information updated on 18/12/19

People with ideas, entrepreneurs... are you committed with your business project to create a positive impact on society? Are you considering crowdfunding to get your project going? The “Let’s Dare to be Committed Entrepreneurs” competition is for you!

Osons les entrepreneurs engagés, concours ouvert jusqu'au 16 janvier
For the second consecutive year, France Active Airdie-Occitanie, in partnership with Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, is offering a complete training, assistance, and support program on crowdfunding for the territory’s most committed entrepreneurs.
 
The goal of the competition (called in French : "Osons les entrepreneurs engagés") is to promote committed local companies and favor Montpellier Métropole citizen involvement in creating, consolidating, and developing those companies.
 

Are you tempted by the challenge? Concrete training, personalized assistance, and better understanding are all part of the program to get you ready, introduce you to other committed entrepreneurs, and make sure you are exposed to as many people as possible. You must submit your candidacy by January 16.

A look back at the previous edition

Last year, nearly 5,500 of you mobilized to support 14 finalists and vote for your favorite project. Six winners and finalists launched and successfully drove their crowdfunding campaigns, collecting a total of over 170,000 euros from 1,300 contributors.

Among them were the cargo-bike by the cooperative bookstore La Cavale; the revegetation project at the Antonia international school; and the first series of bio-sourced boards by Yuyo natural surfboards.

Main phases of the competition

  • Candidacy open until January 16, 2020
  • Two-day training courses from February 6 to 14, 2020
  • Vote by public and selection jury from March 16 to 30, 2020
  • Launch of crowdfunding campaigns and promotion from April to November 2020
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