A unique place at the heart of the Allianz Riviera in Nice
with a global footprint
At the heart of the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, the Allianz accelerator supports the growth of innovative, promising start-ups from all the world by offering them an intensive 5-month acceleration programme (no need to relocate your start-up in Nice for 5 months) . Start-ups are offered the benefit of a network of mentors and experts, backers and major French & Global VCs and CVCs and given structured assistance in their development. The start-ups may also be offered a strategic partnership with Allianz or an opportunity to test their solution on the international stage thanks to the group's global presence in more than 70 countries. As part of the Cross-Innovation approach initiated and developed by the Allianz accelerator, startups can also benefit from our co-acceleration programs with other key players such as Oui.sncf in France, Toyota Tsusho Japan and Toyota Motor Europe and can be offered additional support from partners and business development opportunities in Asia.
In order to be selected, start-ups have to offer an innovative product or service that can help reinvent insurance of tomorrow. They must have the potential for significant growth and a strong motivation to scale up their operations.
The Allianz accelerator has accelerated more than 40 startups in 5 years, including a Next40 (Next40 list the 40 most promising French startups, chosen based on financial performance). They raised $250M+ and are valued today more than 1 billion dollars. These startups cover the sectors that will make the world of tomorrow, as varied as artificial intelligence, mobility of the future, sharing economy, social impact, environmental impact, “deeptech”, big and small data, platforms, fintech, insurtech, cryptocurrency, robotics, cybersecurity, e-health and other emerging technologies.
Are you aiming to be a key player in tomorrow's digital world ? Then join us
A prestigious location in the heart of the Éco-Vallée
A 100m² of "landing space" to welcome our startups in the Allianz One Tower in Paris / La Défense.
International accompaniment including Japan
Accompaniment with specialized experts in IT, e-travel and e-commerce
Access to business-related data
Access to beta-testers communities (customers of oui.sncf)
Accompaniment within the SNCF network and from the oui.sncf partners
Call for applications
Selection of start-up
Summer Batch #6 Kick Off
Discover the startups of the Winter Batch #5 (December 2019 - May 2020)
What they say about us in the entrepreneurship industry
The larger the group, the more closely it should be monitoring market trends and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of 360° innovation. This is the driving force behind the Allianz accelerator.
CEO, Allianz France
« Thanks to the Allianz Accelerator, we got the opportunity to visit Chinese ecosystem which helped shape our Asian business strategy. We were able to secure important deals directly on the ground and make a lot of connections. By meeting the rights persons at the right time, we accelerated the growth of the company and gained minimum 12 months on our time to market” October 2017
Executive Chairman & Co-founder de Ledger
We are achieving digital transformation through our capacity to innovate and push the boundaries of our products, services, client interactions and ways of working. In this respect, large groups have a great deal to learn from start-ups. In turn, start-ups benefit from having access to the resources of large groups to support their growth. With our accelerator, we aim to be close to the latest trends and support the energy of the entrepreneurs who are creating the businesses of tomorrow.
Managing Director of the Allianz accelerator
Idinvest is delighted to work with its long-time partner Allianz and invest in this accelerator in order to vitalise the French ecosystem of start-ups in big data and IoT & Wearables in the Nice region, and to support Allianz's digital transformation through synergies with the very best start-ups.
Established in 1997 as AGF Private Equity, Idinvest Partners was an Allianz subsidiary until 2010, when it became an independent company. With over €5 billion under management, Idinvest Partners is a major player in mid-market private equity in Europe. It has developed several areas of expertise, including equity investments in young, innovative European companies. Its portfolio of companies includes Withings, Criteo, Dailymotion, Viadeo, Pretty Simple and Sarenza. Despite the "large group DNA" that it has inherited from Allianz, Idinvest is now an independent company, however it maintains close ties with its former parent. It offers financing and development solutions to businesses in its portfolio in return for an innovative development strategy for the group.
Bpifrance is a public investment bank which supports businesses from the seed stage to stock exchange listing with loans, guarantees and equity. Bpifrance accompanies and supports businesses in their growth, innovation and export activities in partnership with UBIFRANCE and Coface. And now it is also establishing ties between major groups and mid-caps and start-up companies. As part of these activities, Bpifrance is working with Allianz France on the launch of its new accelerator in Nice. With 42 regional offices, Bpifrance is helping national and regional policymakers to achieve three goals: improving regional economic growth, participating in France's industrial renewal and developing the market leaders of tomorrow.