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*Applications & Videos Due March 1, 2019*

Pitch Night Date Monday, 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.


The Prize:

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.


Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2019



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 xxxx xx, 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.

Contest Details:

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 xxxx xx, 2019. All applicants must be available for a video call interview with one of the Committee Executives between xxxx xx and xxx xx, 2019. Finalists must be present in NYC on Monday, June 24th, 2019.

November 5th, 2018 2:55 PM   through   June 24th, 2019 12:00 AM
Phone: (212) 867-0484