Applications for the next season are closed. Will you Accelerate your passion with NUMA ?
First, we would like to thank you. We received more than 650 applications meaning 60% increase compared to the last season (during which we received 330 applications for Le Camping + 70 for Rise). So, thank you for following us faithfully and for believing in us as we believe in you!
We are also meticulously preparing an exceptional acceleration program for the next batch ! A massive community of Bros is just waiting to help you. We now have 3 Entrepreneurs in Residence resources including business, technical background and UX-design, here to be with you on a daily basis, without mentioning the new “Toolkit” (PayPal Blue Print, Investors and corporate access, deals, recruitment firms, accountancy and lawyers, and more). You get it. We’re gonna spoil you.
Take a look at the agenda of the Selection Process
PHASE 1 : REVIEWS (March 15th – April 9th)
We assign your applications to some of the 130 dedicated evaluators, among NUMA’s mentors, experts, team and alumni, based on their area of expertise and skills, and who specialize in a field relevant to your project. Many of them are themselves entrepreneurs or/and investors. Each application is reviewed by at least 3 specialists (business, tech, UX/product) and rated on a 5-star system based on 7 main criteria: opportunity/market, team, customer knowledge, industry experience, competitive advantage, metrics and general feeling. The diversity of their visions allows the panels to be more creative and to generate more efficient feedback. In the end, only 100 applications remain !
RESULTS : April 10th
PHASE 2 : SEMI-FINAL (APRIL 20th – 24th)
Each team is scheduled for a live interview of 15 minutes with the jury at NUMA. We spend time learning about your team and understanding how you perceive your project. It’s not about the idea, but rather about the team, the vision, the compatibility with NUMA and what we feel we can bring you. Only 40 teams progress to the next phase.
RESULTS : April 24th
PHASE 3 : FINAL (MAY 4th – 6th)
In front of mentors, experts and partners, all the teams pitch and demo for 8 minutes. The pitch is followed by a Q&A session where the teams help us learn more about the projects and clarify any unclear points.
In addition, it’s a privileged time for us to feel the spirit of the projects and of the people behind them. We like motivation, excitement, passion and contribution. If it’s the right fit, then the team breaks into the big leagues.
The 20 selected teams have a chance to make history as NUMA’s new batch!
FINAL RESULTS : May 7th
TEAM BUILDING (May 22nd – 23rd)
KICK OFF NEW SEASON (May 27th) : Official unveiling of the 20 selected!
Who is part of the selection committee?
Mentors, VCs, successful entrepreneurs, Le Camping Team… To give you an idea, last year, among all our prestigious advisors: Boris Golden (CEO of Pealk), Emilie Gobin (Usine à Design), Nicolas Celier (Alven), gave us the pleasure of their company and their innovation acumen all along the selection process.
Not selected?! Stay tuned to join the next batch