Start-up: discover our partnership opportunities to support, finance and promote your business


For a start-up, the key to success doesn’t just depend on an innovative product or service. Meeting the right people is also important to get your business off the ground. With Orange, you can join an open innovation ecosystem made up of many partners, from incubators and research labs to investment funds and more. Whatever your stage of development, find the right partner to accelerate, finance and promote your start-up.

Part 1 – Early stage start-ups

If you’re just starting out and looking for…

  • L’Escalator: located in Paris, the Escalator is a new incubator aimed at reducing inequalities in entrepreneurship. It is dedicated to new business founders who need training, connections and financial support and offers an outstanding long-term support program combining coaching, networking and mentoring. 
  • CTIC Dakar: the first incubator and accelerator of its type in West Africa, supporting ICT and mobile tech entrepreneurs and offering a program dedicated to start-up incubation. 
  • Innovacom: this capital-innovation and seed capital fund is dedicated to entrepreneurs working in new technologies, as well as software and hardware products. Innovacom focuses on creating financial and strategic value through support, networking and industrial partnerships. 
  • Robolution Capital: the first private equity fund in the world dedicated to robotics, Robolution Capital invests in personal and professional robotics start-ups in the seed and development phase.
  • L’IRT SystemX : located in Paris, the Institute for Technological Research (IRT) SystemX is a multidisciplinary support structure for future systems engineering. Through its START@SystemX program, it offers business support and collaboration opportunities with R&D experts to accelerate products and services in the fields of mobility, blockchain and cybersecurity.
  • b<>com: located across four campuses (Brest, Lanion, Paris and Rennes), the IRT’s private b<>com structure specializes in 5G, image and sound processing, AI, cybersecurity, cognitive science and mixed reality.

Part 2 – If you’re wanting to accelerate and looking for…

  • L’Escalator: located in Paris, the Escalator is a new incubator aimed at reducing inequalities in entrepreneurship. It is dedicated to new business founders who need training, connections and financial support and offers an outstanding long-term support program combining coaching, networking and mentoring. 
  • CTIC Dakar: the first incubator and accelerator of its type in West Africa, supporting ICT and mobile tech entrepreneurs and offering a program dedicated to start-up acceleration, incubation and post-incubation.
  • Iris Capital: with more than 30 years’ experience in the digital economy, the Paris-based fund is dedicated to financing start-ups in fields as varied as deep learning, algorithms, e-commerce, IoT, real time auctions and fraud detection.
  • L’IRT SystemX: located in Paris, the Institute for Technological Research (IRT) SystemX is a multidisciplinary support structure for future systems engineering. The institute manages R&D programs and makes technological platforms available to partners.
  • b<>com: located across four campuses (Brest, Lanion, Paris and Rennes), the IRT’s private b<>com structure specializes in 5G, image and sound processing, AI, cybersecurity, cognitive science and mixed reality. 
  • Images et Réseaux :

    the competitive Images & Networks cluster for digital innovation is based in Brittany and the Loire. It supports everything from large groups to SMEs, mid-cap companies, labs and local authorities in their R&D strategies, in connection with regional, national and European innovation partners.

  • La French Tech: this brings together the entire French start-up ecosystem so they benefit from greater visibility among decision makers, investors and the media.
  • Go ignite: this alliance brings together the combined telecoms resources of Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Singtel and Telefonica to support start-ups specializing in disruptive technologies. This is a compete support structure offering networking, invitations to events, mentoring and meetings with investors.


Part 3 – If your business is mature and you’re looking to grow through…

  • Robolution Capital: the first private equity fund in the world dedicated to robotics, Robolution Capital invests in personal and professional robotics start-ups in the seed and development phase.
  • Iris Capital: with more than 30 years’ experience in the digital economy, the Paris-based fund is dedicated to financing start-ups in fields as varied as deep learning, algorithms, e-commerce, IoT, real time auctions and fraud detection.
  • Teranga Capital: the leading investment company in Senegal and Gambia, Teranga Capital is part of a pioneering high-impact investment network entirely dedicated to financing and supporting start-ups and SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa with funding between 50 and 300 million FCFA.
  • Go ignite : this alliance brings together the combined telecoms resources of Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Singtel and Telefonica to support start-ups specializing in disruptive technologies. This is a compete support structure offering networking, invitations to events, mentoring and meetings with investors.
  • Data for Climate Action Challenge: Participate in this Orange’s partner initiative and use Big Data to fight climate change.


Part 4 – Is your start-up located in Africa or the Middle East? Discover our dedicated partnerships:

  • CTIC Dakar : the first incubator and accelerator of its type in West Africa, supporting ICT and mobile tech entrepreneurs and offering a program dedicated to start-up acceleration, incubation and post-incubation.
  • Teranga Capital : the leading investment company in Senegal and Gambia, Teranga Capital is part of a pioneering high-impact investment network entirely dedicated to financing and supporting start-ups and SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa with funding between 50 and 300 million FCFA.