GIA Paris Acceleration Programme

About this programme

The GIA Paris Acceleration Programme caters to high-potential tech startups across all sectors, and will include rigorous growth training, workshops, mentorship, and business networking opportunities culminating in a market immersion to Paris and post-programme mentorship.

The programme will be offered in a hybrid format. Workshops and introductory meetings will be conducted virtually, before the cohort flies to Paris for the physical immersion programme.

A key aspect of the programme will also focus on providing curated business leads with the ecosystem partners, corporates and investors in Paris. Through the programme, participants will gain a deeper appreciation of the Paris market to help you further refine your expansion plans into France.

About Hack40

Co-founded in 2015 by two serial entrepreneurs, Hack40 is a global company dedicated to growth, innovation & transformation. With a team of 300 experts, entrepreneurs & VCs, Hack40 develops dedicated programs for corporates, startups & government agencies. Through its AvantGarde programme, Hack40 helps startups scale with structured launchpads in Paris, Singapore & Seoul through market study, expansion, and market entry.

Key features

  • Dedicated mentorship with experts
    Get connected to dedicated experts who suit your business profile and interests, who understand the Paris market and can facilitate introductions to key stakeholders and potential partners. Mentors will also help to refine your expansion plans and advise on go-to-market strategy so that you avoid common pitfalls and take advantage of opportunities in Paris.
  • Direct market immersion and access
    Direct market access through an immersion programme in Paris, with access to co-working spaces. Time will be set aside for business meetings with representatives from corporates, investors, and startups. Assistance will also be provided for companies that wish to set up an office in Paris.
  • Ecosystem networking
    Participants will be exposed to a variety of ecosystem players within France and even MNCs. Participants may also have the opportunity to pitch at various events and join networking events.


  • Business entity registered and operating in Singapore
  • Company has at least 30% local equity held directly or indirectly by Singaporean(s) and/or Singapore PR(s), determined by the ultimate individual ownership
  • Has an existing product in the market that has achieved initial traction or demonstrated successful clinical trials/partnerships
  • Has sufficient resources, e.g. stable funding and team, ideally with a dedicated member for the programme

How to apply

Applications for the GIA Paris Acceleration Programme are now closed. Interested applicants can register your interest here to be notified of upcoming programmes.
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