Montpellier BIC supports innovative
young companies with high growth potential. The BIC’s goal is to place startups
at the center of an integrated service and resource offering to speed up their
take-off and turn them into success stories within 3-5 years. The 160 startups
integrated in 3 incubation sites: Cap Alpha (Life Sciences, CleanTech), Cap
Omega (Digital) and MIBI (International companies) are able to take advantage
of excellent working conditions in order to accelerate business opportunities
and raise funds. In the last 29 years, Montpellier BIC has supported over 600
startups. Within the past 5 years alone, it has helped them raise more than
$84M in funds. According to the UBI Global* index, Montpellier BIC is the
unique French incubator ranked in the world top 10. Since 2008 it has been
certified InBIA SoftLandings Program. The InBIA** designation is awarded every
2 years to incubators having specialized programs for helping foreign companies
break into international markets.
*UBI Global (Research organization with more
than 1200 well known incubators around the world)
**InBIA (International incubators network based
in the USA with 1000 members)
Maturity stage: #Proof of concept #Business development
Expertise: #Foodtech/#Agritech #IoT #Healthcare
Services included with the incubation
Dedicated coach specialized in
issues specifically related to foreign companies.
on the project’s market, technical, legal, and fiscal feasibility. This
includes evaluating opportunities to build ties with other local companies,
clusters, universities, research centers, specialized experts (lawyers,
industrial property consultants, recruitment firms, marketing and communication
consultants, translation services, and more), as well as public and private
to define development strategy on the French/European Market
Free software tool to help
create business plans, enabling users to create business forecasts online
over an ultra-secure connection.
Advisory Board to support
assisted companies, sharing their networks and experience to help these
startups make the right decisions.
Open Innovation meetings with
major groups throughout France favoring relationships with startups.
Range of technical resources,
including CNC milling machines, laser cutters, and an electronic workshop,
enabling them to develop prototypes and processes, or share expertise.
Montpellier “Dell for
Entrepreneurs” (DFE) offers valuable expertise and mentoring services.
Seed capital with local investors and meetings with investment funds and business angels.
Services not included with the incubation (extra costs)
Specific programs for a limited group of
startups selected via calls-for-application.