The SBA Start Up Factory organized for the very first time in Grasse – March 28th 2019

The SBA Start Up Factory organized for the very first time in Grasse – March 28th 2019


In an exciting break with tradition, the Sophia Business Angels Club recently presented its long-running Start Up Factory at the premises of InnovaGrasse, the business incubator of the Pays de Grasse.

The event was kindly supported by the Sophia Antipolis Foundation and the Nice Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


The Start Up Factory offered 12 entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their projects in less than 5 minutes each, without slides, in front of investors and ecosystem players. In addition, networking breaks were inserted after each set of 5 project presentations. This enabled entrepreneurs to discuss their projects in small groups, sharing experiences, connecting with investors and forming new partnerships.

The 130 participants networking


The event brought together nearly 130 participants, who were able to enjoy a special presentation from the founders of a craft brewery and yes, a chance to sample their products!




Sophia Business Angels is a very active club both in the Region and Internationally. Its next event is the famous International Venture Academy, which will be held at the Skema International Business School in Sophia Antipolis, on 12th April. The VA is presented twice per year and gives 8 Startups the opportunity to pitch, receive coaching and potentially, investment.

More information:, twitter: @Angels_SBA, LinkedIn:

Contact: Geraldine Quetin, Business Manager, businessmanager (at)

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