March 01, 2019
FOOD, BEVERAGE & HOSPITALITY
CALL FOR ENTRIES
THE GERMINATORS FACE OFF 2019
Deadline for Applications: March 1st, 2019
Pitch Night: June 24th, 2019
A Contest for French-American Companies in the Food, Beverage, and Hospitality Industry
The French-American Chamber of Commerce is partnering with executives from top French brands in the United States to create a robust package, to reward a company representing French excellence and innovation in the U.S. food, beverage and hospitality market. The finalists, and ultimately the winner, will be chosen as the company best representing French excellence, know-how, or innovation in the Food, Beverage, and Hospitality industries, and the most likely to succeed in the United States market. By offering our combined expertise in sales, knowledge of the market, customer engagement, and relationships with investors and retailers, our program will help entrepreneurs promote French excellence.
One winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, 1 year of mentoring from a committee of executives, 10 Days of FACC-NY CoWork space usage, and 1 year free FACC-NY Membership. 10 Finalists will receive exceptional networking opportunities with Venture Capitalists and Angels.
All contestants must be a French or American company in the food, beverage, or hospitality industries. Which has been in those industries less than three years or is planning to enter those industries.
The products, services or technology must represent French excellence, know-how, or innovation.
The companies must be new to the United States market, and in no event in the United States market for more than three years.
All contestants must submit a five-minute video by March 1st, 2019, detailing the reasons it should win.
All contestants must be present for the pitch event on Monday, June 24th, 2019, if chosen as finalists.
Videos must include the applicants name, company name, location of headquarters, current revenue, year established in the U.S., number of employees domestically and globally, what the company does, how the company represents French innovation and excellence, and why the company deserves to win.
Contestants must fill out the application attached to this page with a link to upload their video.
Finalists will be notified by May 1st, 2019. All applicants must be available. Finalists must be present in NYC on Monday, June 24th, 2019.
Pierre Battu, CEO, Selavi Global
Cyrille Bessiere, Co-Founder & Operating Partner, Eutopia
Ariane Daguin, CEO, D’Artagnan
Eric Dubourg, CEO, Wineberry
Louis-Jean Egasse, CEO, Maison Kayser
Michel Larroche, President, Mom Group
Marie-Paule Nowlis, Hotel Manager, Sofitel
Jean-Charles Perino, Co-Founder, EVP Sales & Marketing, La Compagnie
Sidney Weiss, Managing Partner, Law Offices of Sidney N. Weiss