01How long is the program?
The acceleration program lasts for 3 years and is divided into 3 phases: Start Sessions, Loan Sessions and Up Sessions.
02How much does WILCO One cost?
The WILCO One program costs €20k over 3 years. Each startup contributes €6k before starting the on-boarding process. Région Île-de-France and a selection of private partners fund the rest of the WILCO One program.
03What are the selection criteria for joining WILCO One?
04When do you have to pay?
You’ll need to pay before starting the WILCO One program.
05Can I apply if I’m a one-person team?
06Can you re-apply if your application is refused?
07Does WILCO provide other acceleration tools and programs?
08How long does the Call for Applications last?
09Which criteria does the selection jury use?
10What does the selection process involve?
11Does WILCO provide accommodation?
No. The WILCO One acceleration program does not host any of the accelerated startups.
12What kind of funding can you get during WILCO One?
Each partner/associate can obtain a personal loan of up to €50k at zero interest, over 5 years with a 12-month grace period, up to a maximum of €150k per startup, to consolidate equity capital. The granting of a loan is decided by members of the juries for the Financing or Approval Committee, whose volunteer members are approved by WILCO’s Board of Directors.
13What size loan can you get?
Each co-founder / associate can get a personal interest-free loan of up to €50k, over 5 years with a 12-month deferral (maximum €150k per startup), to consolidate equity.
14When will you receive your Entrepreneurs Loan?
15More questions about the Entrepreneurs Loan?
01What is the Entrepreneurs Loan?
02Who can benefit from the loan?
03How much can you be loaned?
04How do you repay it?
05How much does the loan cost?
No application fees
No fees for early repayment
Compulsory death and disability
Loan against Bpifrance guarantee (required by Bpifrance)
06What happens if your company ceases trading?
07When will you receive your Entrepreneurs Loan?