AN ACCELERATOR DEDICATED TO BIG DATA,
SHARING ECONOMY, IOT & WEARABLES AND E-TRAVEL

A unique position at the heart of the Allianz Riviera in Nice

At the heart of the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, the Allianz accelerator supports the growth of innovative, promising start-ups by offering them an intensive 5-month acceleration programme. Start-ups are offered the benefit of a network of mentors and experts, backers and major investors such as Bpifrance and Idinvest Partners, 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.

In order to be selected, start-ups have to offer an innovative product or service that is related to big data, IoT & Wearables or the connected stadium. They must have the potential for significant growth and a strong motivation to scale up their operations.

UNIQUE OFFER

No equity acquisition

Allianz, a presence in 70 countries

Accelerated, preferential access to investors

Idinvest and Bpifrance, leading investors

Renowned coaches and mentors

Developing synergies

APPLY

Are you aiming to be a key player in tomorrow's digital world ? Then join us

THE LOCATION

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.

THE PROGRAM

  • 5-month acceleration program
  • Exploring your business model and developing your strategy
  • Working on your pitch and helping you find backers
  • Mentoring and expert advice
  • Events and workshops on specific topics
  • Business development and international expansion
  • Flexible accommodation


CO-ACCELERATION MOBILITY

Our partner

 Mobility consulting

 International accompaniment including Japan

 Potential investments

CO ACCELERATION E-TRAVEL

Our partner

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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

THE SCHEDULE

Key dates

Call for applications
October 2019

Selection of start-up
November 2019

Winter Batch #5 Kick Off
December 2019

SUMMER BATCH #5

Discover the startups of the Summer Batch #5 (June 2019 –  November 2019)

 

HD Rain

 

Recital

 

Wenow

 

Yogosha

 

Cosmian

THE TEAM

Mentors and experts driving you to success

Mentors

TESTIMONIALS

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.





Jaqcues RICHIER
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



Eric Larchevêque
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.

Sylvain THEVENIAUD
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.




Benoist GROSSMANN
Idinvest Partners

FOUNDER PARTNERS

  

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.