Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Orange?

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, serving 269 million customers across 29 countries.

What’s Orange Silicon Valley?

Orange Silicon Valley is the Bay Area presence of Orange. Through research, development, and strategic analysis, we actively participate in the disruptive innovations that are changing the way we communicate. OSV contributes to and engages with the regional Silicon Valley ecosystem through numerous programs.

What’s Fab Connect(ai)?

Fab Connect(ai) is Orange’s acceleration program for early-stage companies working at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Connectivity. Founded in partnership with a group of top-tier investors and corporate innovators, Fab Connect(ai) is designed to align capital with global growth opportunities.

Who can apply?

Early-stage companies (pre Series A) working at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Connectivity. If you see a strong fit with our investors and corporate partners please apply! A full list of our partners can be found on our home page. https://www.orangefab.com/fab-connect/.

Why should I apply?

Fab Connect(ai) acceleration program is a unique opportunity to meet top-tier investors, as well as industry leading corporations with a strategic interest in the future of artificial Intelligence and connectivity. Fab Connect is built to support early stage companies with access to seed investors and pilot enterprise customers.

Is there a cost to participate in the program?

Zero equity is required to participate.

What is the deadline to apply?

Please submit your application for Fab Connect by September 7th.

What criteria are used to evaluate candidates?

Unique to Fab Connect is our network of corporate partners. In addition to the considerations of a seed investor Fab Connect also focuses on the strategic fit a prospective candidate would have with a participating corporate partner.

What’s the next step in the application process?

After an initial review of all applications we will invite startups to meet with Fab Connect’s selection committee the first week of October for in person interviews.

Is there a time commitment I need to plan for?

Startups accepted into the program are expected to participate in one week of Fab Connect workshops per month, running from October - January 2019. The workshops are the best opportunity to connect with Fab Connect partners and mentors.