10 reasons to apply to NUMA

Have you applied? Not, yet? Maybe you're still wondering whether an acceleration program is good for you and whether it's worth 5% of your company, here are 10 reasons that can help you make up your mind:

 1. Free office space

You don’t want to be worrying about how you’re going to pay for an office or even for a coworking desk, but working remote with your team slows you down and being stuck in an apartment is depressing.
At NUMA we take care of that so you don’t have to, we give you all the office space and facilities you need… and it’s accessible 24/7.

Oh, by the way… Our workspace was featured “One of France’s coolest office” in ELLE.


2. Track record

Our track record has no match in France: after four years, 83% of our startups are active or have been acquired, 65% raise funds from investors after the program at an average of 500K€ and 100% of our alumni have become better entrepreneurs.

Check out Maddyness’ latest article, after the Demo Day, about our track record

3. Mentorship

How do I grow my customer base? How can I approach big companies? Who should I hire? What technology should I use? How do I improve usability? How do I measure performance? How do I raise money? How do I handle legal and administrative issues? How do I reach international markets?
You have questions, our mentors have answers.
With over 150 active members we have the largest pool of expertise at our fingertips: from seasoned entrepreneurs, to industry specialists, to developers and designers.

Here’s one example of a “Sharing Experience” Session with Frédéric Mazzella, CEO of Blablacar, some time ago :

More videos on our Youtube channel

4. Entrepreneurs community

Over 100 startups have been accelerated at NUMA, entrepreneurs like you who turned their passion into a business. When you start on this journey some people will think you lost your mind, not your fellow alumni: they have been through the ups and downs of the startup life and will help you keep your head up during the hardest of times with a smile on their face and a beer in their hand.

Check out the full list of the 104 startups accelerated at NUMA, you’ll probably recognize a few!

5. Continued support

Once you’re part of NUMA it’s for life! Whenever you have a question, you’re looking for an introduction, you want to organise an event or work with us we are here for you: after all we have invested in your company and it’s in our own interest to keep your wheels spinning.

6. International access

Our startups are ambitious and build businesses with an international reach, that’s why we partner with a network of accelerators all across the globe and, like real pioneers, we’re opening our own accelerators in the most promising foreign startups scenes (Moscow, Bangalore, Casablanca and others to come). Our international exchange program allows you to jump on a plane and land where your business will thrive.

Have a look a our international NUMA network

10 reasons to apply to NUMA

Our international partners network

10 reasons to apply to NUMA

7. Audience

NUMA has a huge international audience (around 80.000 strong) of entrepreneurship enthusiasts, users, hackers, investors, experts, corporates… you name it. At NUMA, whoever you need to reach is probably just one degree of separation away from you.

8. Corporate clients

Large organisations love the refreshing experience of working with us and our startups. When you’re at NUMA your big client might be just one floor above you. We create the right conditions for you to seize their attention and get a privileged access that very few startups have, among our partners you’ll find big names like Google, Cisco, Orange, BNP Paribas and many more.

Check out our latest corporate innovation program : Data City.

10 reasons to apply to NUMA

9. Money

You want to move fast, but when you don’t have cash in the bank it can be hard to hire, market your product or invest in assets. We’ll provide you with a €25k loan for your company and all the advice you need to make the most out of it.

10. Inspiration and fun

NUMA is more than just a startup accelerator, we host 1000 events per year, so even if you’re so busy that you can’t leave the building you can be inspired and learn something new through hackatons, yoga classes, conferences and workshops.

Check out our agenda

So, have you made up your mind? Want to know more? Learn how to apply successfully, visit our FAQ or come to one of our information sessions.

Last, but not least, have a glimpse of the program through this short video… See you soon!


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