GAC 'UP

by GAC Group

A program acceleration of your innovations to sustainably increase societal and environmental impact of your projects.

Launch of the 2021 promotion of GAC 'UP!

Have you developed an innovative project with the aim of creating positive and lasting impacts for society and our planet?

Then our program is made for you! !   

Join our GAC 'UP accelerator and get your business off the ground!

We offer you personalized support comprising:

  • know-how and resources to support you in achieving your goals and ambitions;
  • a network of partners to explore opportunities and new markets;
  • inspiring work environments to strengthen exchange, social ties and collaboration.

Because innovation is at the heart of our DNA and our businesses, we wanted to put our expertise at the service of innovative projects.

We therefore opened GAC 'UP, our start-up accelerator in 2018 and we are now launching the 2021 promotion.

In line with our purpose Innovation & Performance for Impact, we offer start-up in acceleration phase of benefit from our expertise, our skills, our ecosystems and inspiring work environments in order to move to the next dimension in achieving their ambitions.

If your project and your objectives serve the societal and environmental issues in a sustainable manner, we are made to collaborate!

6 start-ups will integrate our GAC 'UP accelerator in our premises in Issy les Moulineaux, Lille, Nantes, Lyon, Toulouse or Sophia Antipolis and will benefit from our support at all stages of their development.

Find out everything about our GAC'UP acceleration program

You are an innovative startup,

Do you have a product or service already launched and commercial traction to accelerate?

Development ambitions in France or internationally?

This promotion is for you!

Eligibility criteria:

  • Start-up having filed its statutes and with a registered office in France;
  • Start-up having developed a innovation (products, services, process, etc.) whose purpose has a positive and lasting impact on society and the environment ;
  • Start-up having started its marketing and wishing accelerate its development phase commercial (MVP or prototype available and / or start-ups having already made turnover)

Selection criteria :

  • Development ambitions in the medium term for an environmental and / or societal impact
  • Character innovative of the project
  • Consistency financial, marketing and sales strategies
  • Complementarity of the team

Know-how to share to make your ambitions a reality

You will have access to internal skills of GAC Group, and to personalized advice on varied and complementary subjects

  • Search for private or public funding;
  • Exploration of new markets;
  • Sector watch and studies;
  • Open Innovation and Co-Innovation Program;
  • Structuring of the innovation strategy;
  • Project structuring;
  • Marketing of innovation;
  • Business acceleration; 
  • International Development ;
  • Recruitment advice ...

Partners to explore opportunities

Accelerated start-ups will benefit from meetings with investors, potential clients and partners.

To support you systemically on all strategic and operational topics, GAC Group has surrounded itself with network of expert partners :

Inspiring work environments to collaborate

We will make available to 6 start-ups who will join us in inspiring workplaces to strengthen social ties and team collaboration.

Discover our premises in pictures Smart @ Work

Our addresses :

  • Issy-les-Moulineaux
  • Lille
  • Nantes
  • Lyon
  • Toulouse
  • Sophia Antipolis

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You want to enter theopportunity to accelerate your development?

 

Submit your application until Wednesday September 15th, describing your project and its impact, your strategy and different technical, commercial and financial data.

Calendar

 

Until Wednesday September 15th midnight: filing of files;

Friday September 24 : communication of the 20 candidates pre-selected on the basis of the applications received;

Friday October 8 : the 20 finalists are invited to pitch their project and their motivation in person on the site they wish to integrate;

Monday, October 11 : announcement of the lucky ones;

Monday, October 18 : integration within the premises.

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Application form

We thank you for validating this first step.

 

We invite you to send us your complete file no later than Wednesday September 15 midnight to the following address :

 

gacup@group-gac.com

  • Start-up having filed its statutes and with a head office in France
  • Start-up having developed an innovation (products, services, process, etc.) whose purpose has a positive and lasting impact on society and the environment
  • Start-up having started its marketing and wishing to accelerate its commercial development phase (MVP or prototype available and / or start-up having already achieved turnover)

As a reminder: the GAC'UP accelerator can only accommodate a maximum of 3 members per start-up

After your registration, the following documents will be attached to your application:

  • Business plan with financial projections
  • Deck
  • Technical presentation
  • Patents and publications

You will find the list of information to provide us in the pdf document to download

The format is free, however, we encourage you to present us with a business plan in PowerPoint format, giving priority to 1 key message per slide.

The complete file (additional documents) must be communicated to us before Wednesday September 15, 2021 at midnight to the following address : gacup@group-gac.com

NB: Any incomplete file will not be studied.



In accordance with the provisions of the regulations on the protection of personal data, GAC, as data controller, processes your data in order to respond to your application for the GAC'UP accelerator.

In accordance with the regulations in force, you have the right to access, rectify, delete and oppose your personal data. You can assert these rights by contacting our DPO at: dpo@group-gac.com and proving your identity. You can also lodge a complaint with the CNIL. + "Find out more" link to our privacy policy.

We thank you for validating this first step.

 

We invite you to send us your complete file no later than Wednesday September 15 midnight to the following address :

 

gacup@group-gac.com