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Entrepeneurs-in-residence programs: A new way to help people with ideas who want to start a new business.
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Entrepreneur-in-residence programs

What is it ?
With these Entrepeneurs-in-residence programs, the region gives newcomers from abroad the right environment to help them develop their business project in Auvergne :

  • - Financial support
  • - Technical help
  • - Introduction to the local business network.

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Short term programs :

Target :

Creation project or existing business’ take over.

  • Meeting with local economic partners and business leaders.
  • Travel & living expenses are paid for (up to 2 week long stays).

Easy :

You can send your application form via fax, email or letter. Decision for acceptation is made within 48 hours.

Before ?

A formal agreement is signed between the candidate, the welcoming territory and the Agence des Territoires.

After ?

A post-residence program evaluation takes place.

Long term programs :

Target :

  • Significant new business projects with job creation.
  • Global business help (technical, financial, social & marketing).
  • Local coaching by economic partners and specialized experts.
  • Payment of a global income (living expenses + a monthly income).

How ?

Admission for the grant is delivered by a committee which includes regional economic leaders and elected officials.

Application must provide detailed information and show substantial benefits for the welcoming territory.

What ?

There must be a local utility, in activity fields linked to a regional development program

With our Entrepreneur-in-residence programs you really get an opportunity to meet local executives and business people before you make a decision.

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