Orange launches new Women Start programme


Signing up business partnerships founded by women and encouraging female start ups to go international

Orange is has announced the launch of Orange Fab France, Women Start. The initiative is dedicated to female entrepreneurs around the world, helping sign business partnerships founded by women and encouraging female start ups to go international.

Applications will be open until 24 June 2018. The start ups will be selected over the summer, and the programme will begin in September.

The projects put forward by female entrepreneurs can touch on fields such as the customer experience, the digital company (improvement of business processes, human resources, communication, etc), education, and artificial intelligence. Generally speaking, initiatives based on digital innovation will score highly.

Eligible projects will meet the following criteria: the product/service must be marketed or marketable, it must be an innovative solution, and it must have a female founder/co-founder.

Like all the Orange Fab France programmes, the aim of Women Start is to form business partnerships between start ups and market lines from Orange or Orange partners in France and abroad. The start up’s management will be reinforced during the acceleration phase with the support of internal and external mentors. The programme will also give the start ups greater prominence.

The Orange Fabs network is a concrete asset at Orange with 14 Orange Fabs around the world on four different continents. We will also be hosting 60 start ups from these Fabs at the 2018 Viva Technology.



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