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Climb #05

New dates for Climb #05 will be announced shortly.

Climb is a three-month acceleration program for startups focused on impact, from the Village by CA Alpes Provence.


Program eligibility

You could be one of the next Climbers if you meet the following application requirements:

→ You’re a mission-driven entrepreneur building a solution for the future of sustainable food, housing or fashion.
→ You’re able to share an MVP or prototype, and you can show market traction
→ You have a team of 1 to 3 people working full-time
→ You’re able to attend 80 hours of workshops and events in person during the program dates

We highly encourage women entrepreneurs to join Climb!
We will find flexible solutions to make sure the best candidates can participate.

Climb is French Tech Visa certified, allowing you to apply for a 4-year renewable work and residence visa for you and your family.

Program structure

Over four months, you’ll get the training, support, visibility and inspiration you need to take your business to the next level:

→ Opening and Final Pitch Nights open to investors, journalists, and the public

→ 80 hours of workshops and events

→ 6 focus areas to take your startup off the ground: Business Development, Marketing, Data, Design, Operations, Soft Skills

→ Mentoring from international experts throughout the program and in the following months

→ Peer-to-peer learning among local and international entrepreneurs sharing similar values

→ Visibility among local and national media (France 24, La Provence, BFM Business, and more)

→ Possibility to display your solution in thecamp’s showroom


The Villages by CA network

In joining the program, you'll join the network of Village by CA startup accelerators.


A strong network of investors and companies

You’ll get direct introductions to VCs, corporates, policymakers, and thecamp’s founding partners, a network that includes 16 innovative billion-dollar companies looking for positive impact solutions (Air France-KLM, Sanofi, AccorHotels, SNCF Gares & Connexions, La Poste, Airbus, Sodexo, Crédit Agricole Bank, VINCI Energies, and more).


Access to on-the-ground testing

You’ll be able to test your solutions in the field, both at thecamp (30,000 visitors in 2018), and, through our local partnerships, in the cities of Marseille and Aix-en-Provence (population 2 million), the TGV station, the port, and more.


thecamp ecosystem

You’ll join thecamp’s dynamic, multidisciplinary ecosystem, with public events, youth programs, a residency for international creatives and a FabLab



You’ll have full access to our high-end amenities including office space, a gourmet vegetarian restaurant, gym, swimming pool, beach volleyball and basketball courts, bikes to explore our 7 hectares of pine forest, and amazing sunsets.





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