The Orange Fab network was launched in March 2013 in Silicon Valley. It supports startups with innovative projects and existing products or services. For the teams selected, being part of the program for three months offers opportunities for them to significantly accelerate their business and access the potential markets represented by Orange and its partners. And why not become future world champions? Today, the Orange Fab network has 10 structures across four continents.
Twice a year, each Orange Fab selects an average of four to seven promising startups. In February 2016, over 150 young businesses are currently being or have already been accelerated thanks to Orange Fab. Some have been able to offer innovative services for our customers, quickly becoming essential features in their lives thanks to their relevance and the services provided!
The startups are able to benefit from advice, training and special events, as well as resources and expertise. For instance, they have access to customer bases, user focus groups to test out their products, or even advice from experts in a range of fields, from marketing to technologies and user design.
The Orange Fab program offers coaching and support: both physical (access to coworking spaces) and immaterial (expert advice on various aspects, including design, participation in international events, etc.). Depending on their maturity, startups can also benefit from privileged access to Orange's distribution channels and resources, as well as its local and international markets.
Alongside this, they have opportunities to take part in major internal or external events, with international visibility.
Startups in the Orange Fab program can be put in touch with investors, influencers, decision-makers, partners, etc. In certain countries, they can also benefit from financial support - up to 15,000 euros - as well as logistical support.
Enabling startups to broaden their horizons, Orange has ramped up its partnership with Deutsche Telekom. Together, they have set up an international alliance, alongside Singtel and Telefonica, paving the way for startups to access the markets offered by these partners. They represent a combined potential of over one billion mobile customers, with complementary geographical positions.