STATION F Fighters Program now accepting applications for 2019
What is the Fighters Program?
For those of you who may not be familiar with the the Fighters Program, it’s our program dedicated to entrepreneurs from underprivileged backgrounds. Selected entrepreneurs have access to Station F for an entire year for free. We integrate them directly into the Founders Program — where they have access to literally all the same resources and contacts — but with a few added benefits as well.
Who can apply to the Fighters Program?
We are looking for people that have struggled — they may not have any higher education or a diploma, they may be refugees or have difficult personal stories. We don’t define who is a Fighter — we let people decide for themselves whether or not they are a Fighter. But in short, we want fighters — not fancy diplomas.
Some people apply to the Fighters Program simply because it’s free — and many of these people are often disappointed when they are not selected. It isn’t enough to simply say you don’t have the means. We actually want to see how you have struggled and how you have managed to overcome your challenges. We want to see that you have a project and that you haven’t just sat around with an idea, but that you have already started building something. This is what makes a good Fighter.
Fighters can come from anywhere in the world — in fact, last year we had applications from 27 different countries apply to the program. You have the option to complete your application in either French or English.
OK, I want to apply. What next?
Once you have decided that you want to apply, you must complete the online application by October 15. If you are selected for the final round of applications, we will contact you by November 5 and invite you for an interview. Selected companies will be notified by December 17 to begin the program in January 2019.
To all applicants, we wish you the best of luck! Here is the application.