Join our Fellowship

 

We know first hand the challenges of working with large organizations. That’s why we’ve designed the Orange Fab Fellowship to connect you with the right decision makers at Orange and our corporate partners. Startups selected for the Orange Fab Fellowship will receive dedicated business development support to grow their partner and customer pipeline. Fellows will also receive access to our networks of mentors and investors. The program is entirely free (no ask for equity). Our goal is to work with a small batch of high potential entrepreneurs and startups that could impact Orange’s products and services in the 29 global markets we operate in.

If you are a US-based startups with an existing product, exploring new markets, and/or raising a new round, we want to talk to you. Apply to join us!

Fellows have the opportunity to:

Business development. We will work closely with you to identity and connect with the right contacts at Orange and our Corporate Partners.

Capital. Access to our network of professional investors we have co-invested alongside (CVCs/VCs)

Network. We will involve and feature you in our events. Orange Silicon Valley hosts industry and technology thought leadership activities year round.

Trip to Paris. We will organize a business development trip to Paris to meet with executives from Orange and our enterprise customer base.

Apply to join our Fellowship:

 
Step 1

Create a profile and apply on our online platform.

Step 2

Your application will be reviewed by our team of analysts. In the meantime, leverage our events to network with your peers.

Step 3

We will select ten startups per year to become Orange Fab Fellows.

Step 4

Once selected, we will fit your startup with the right corporation based on your technology and industry.

From our startups

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Orange Fab was amazing - meeting fellow founders, mentors that provided a ton of value and got our team excited, and the Orange Fab members who were fantastic! Loved it!”

AJ Brustein, Co-founder & COO at Wonolo
Pieter Doevendans
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Orange Fab has been instrumental for the development and growth of Ava. They provided us with an amazing space, mentorships, key connections, and much more. We are very grateful for their continuous support!”

Pieter Doevendans, Co-founder & COO at AVA

From our partners

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Orange Fab is the opportunity for us to keep a window opened on innovative startups in Silicon Valley. Their experts dedicated to our business (e-commerce and logistics) are clearly providing us sharp analysis on trends, interesting initiatives and startups that could generate value for us. This is why we renewed our membership. ”

Bernard Haurie, Deputy CEO at Geopost
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TF1 has been partnering with Orange Fab for several years. The Fab Force corporate program is extremely rich and we always came back from San Francisco with concrete action plans for our innovation roadmap, as well as high level contacts to operate them. The program provides us with a very strong expertise on our topics of innovation, a very high quality network (including start-ups, VCs, CVCs, technical experts, corporate executives within Comcast, Facebook, Saleforce, Google etc.), and workshops that allow us to quickly initiate collaborative and concrete work when we return to France. Fab Force is a real asset for our missions within TF1's Open Innovation and New Business Department.”

Guillaume Esmiol, Head of Open Innovation & New Digital Business at TF1

Case studies

Orange VR Experience

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Wevr received funding from Orange in December 2015. Following the investment, Orange launched a pilot with Wevr, representing their first foray into the European market.

Orange VR Experience is Orange’s distribution platform for VR content. Through Orange VR Experience and using a VR headset, users have access to a free library of premium VR experiences handpicked by Orange and provided by select content partners.

Orange VR Experience launched in December 2016 in partnership with Wevr, a LA based company Orange invested in through its corporate venture arm Orange Digital Ventures, along with HTC, Samsung, and others.

Powered by Wevr’s platform technology Transport™, the initiative came as a natural development between Orange and Wevr, confirming the strategic alignment between the two companies. Through this partnership, Orange continues to assess and to prepare for the way the distribution of VR content will impact its activities as a mobile network operator and internet service provider in the future.

 

Verdigris

“ My initial motiviation for getting involved with our Verdigris deployment was to gain visibility into our lab’s power consumption and headroom.  Without this visiblity, we run the risk of overloading  our servers and causing major disruption to projects.”

— Scott Dworkis, Infrastructure Engineer at Orange Silicon Valley

Verdigris’ partnership with Orange began when they joined Orange Fab in 2016. Orange Silicon Valley’s IoT Studio worked with Verdigris to install and implement their energy management system across our San Francisco office. Ultimately, the pilot identified multiple discrepancies in reported energy usage costing Orange Silicon Valley thousands of dollars on an annual basis.