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 led by Cathay Innovation, Iris Capital, Michelin Ventures, Total Energy Ventures and Homebrew, Fab Connect(ai) is designed to align capital with global growth opportunities.

We believe that it is the combinatorial effect of artificial intelligence, networking technologies, chipsets and sensors that will realize the unfulfilled promises of the internet of things, intelligent enterprise, smart home, AI driven factory, and smart cities. Fab Connect has deliberately crafted a global network of investors and industry-leading corporations to support participating startups with access to financing opportunities, deep domain knowledge, and technical resources. Check out our press kit.

Applications for this season are now closed. The program will take place in San Francisco, CA from October 2018 to January 2019.

What we offer

Network A network of VCs and CVCs funds focused on early stage investments in AI & IoT
Multinational Access to multinational corporations focused on pilots and proof of concept opportunities
Mentorship Hands on technical guidance from leading technology companies
Experts Mentorship Sessions on multiple aspects of building a successful startup from experienced entrepreneurs and investors.
Credits Promotional credits and resources from vendors such as: Google, Microsoft and Nvidia.

What we are looking for

Seed Stage
Fab Connect aims to identify innovation at its earliest stages and support entrepreneurs with introductions to seed stage investors.
Product in Beta
Fab Connect's main resource is our network of enterprise partners. Product should be at a pilot stage or beta open to Fab Connect's corporate partners.
Relevant Use Cases
Before applying please consider Fab Connect's partner group. Applications that reference strong use cases for our partners and demonstrate a strategic fit will be given priority.

VC Partners

Fab Connect is joined by VC partners actively looking to invest in seed stage companies working at the intersection of AI & IoT.

Industrial Partners

Fab Connect is supported by corporations looking to access and partner with cutting edge AI & IoT startups to maintain their competitive edge in a constantly evolving landscape.