Start-up: Leonard opens applications for its SEED acceleration program for 2022

Leonard is recruiting a new cohort of start-ups in the fields of construction, mobility, energy and real estate. Start-ups have until October 1st 2021 to apply!

Financing, support and coaching until the first round of financing

Leonard’s SEED programme is a 6-month financing and coaching programme designed for seed and pre-seed start-ups working on innovative solutions in four major areas related to the transformation of cities and infrastructures: construction, mobility, real estate and energy.

A financial contribution of €30,000, certified entrepreneurial training delivered by the Stanford Center for Professional Development, thematic workshops, coaching and mentoring sessions with VINCI experts, contacts with our network of investors (Business Angels and VCs) in France and abroad: everything is put in place to challenge, refine and validate the value proposition in order to prepare the start-ups for their first fundraising round. The start-ups end their intensive 6-month training with a Demo Day open to investors and decision-makers from the VINCI Group.

>> Watch the replay of Demo Day 2021

In order to enhance the value of the program, Leonard provides a SAFE Note (convertible obligations – rapid investment agreement) to the selected start-ups.

Leonard has been approved as a prescriber for the French Tech Seed fund, which allows start-ups raising their first seed capital to benefit from a leverage mechanism in the form of convertible bonds (up to two euros in matching funds for every euro raised).

Leonard is also a partner of French Tech Tremplin, which supports founders from under-represented backgrounds in the French start-up ecosystem in order to promote diversity and equal opportunities within it.

Accommodation at Leonard:Paris

The SEED programme can be followed remotely, but start-ups can choose to be hosted at Leonard:Paris, a unique meeting and inspiration venue in the heart of the 12th arrondissement of Paris, a stone’s throw from the Gare de Lyon.

Applications open until October 1st 2021

Applications for the 2022 SEED course are open until October 1st 2021, exclusively online.

Calendar

October 2021: Closing of applications (class of 2022)

November 2021: Selection committee and announcement of selected start-ups

January 2022: Kick-off of the programme (duration 6 months)

Cohort 2021

Caeli Energie specialises in the manufacture of energy efficient, low carbon footprint air conditioners.

Lokimo centralises hundreds of data sources and uses artificial intelligence to help real estate professionals quickly identify high-potential areas.

Neoratech develops connected personal protective equipment for technicians working on electrical networks.

Orok deploys fleets of autonomous vehicles on airport tarmacs for greater reliability and safety.

Rockease is an online platform to find the best offer, order and manage the delivery of aggregates on site – a start-up awarded the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” label.

Roomies is a SaaS collaboration and project management platform for architects.

SustainEcho offers a carbon footprint optimisation solution to organisations and projects that wish to strengthen their environmental approach – a start-up with the “Greentech Innovation” label.

Cohort 2020

Build2B is the first B2B platform for freelancers in the construction industry that allows contractors to quickly find the best freelancers by providing an easy-to-use, cost-effective and reliable solution.

Soliquid optimises the design and prefabrication of free-form systems for the construction industry through an innovative and patented large-scale additive manufacturing process with a generative design approach.

EP Tender is a “Battery as a Service” solution that gives drivers peace of mind by expanding the range of affordable electric vehicles while providing grid services for energy storage.

Inergeen develops innovative and sustainable modular building solutions for the extension of living spaces (such as shared workspaces, home and office extensions).

VanO is an on-demand van service for medium-sized cities.

What do we do?

The VINCI Group created Leonard to tackle the challenges posed by the transformation of regions and lifestyles. Our goal is to unite a community of key stakeholders in order to build the city of the future together.