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How we select startups

Selection process

A three-stage selection process starting with the call for applications:

• Stage #1: application form on our website
• Stage #2: 20 minute interview via Skype
• Stage #3: Presentation to a panel in Monaco

By joining MonacoTech, you undertake to:

• Take part in events organised by and for the incubator;
• Bring real added value to the MonacoTech community
• Ensure one of your co-founders is regularly present at the premises.

Selection criteria

Project potential

Growth potential


Skills and synergies
Active role in the life of the incubator

Links to Monaco

Why Monaco and not somewhere else?
Consistency between the project and business created in Monaco
Commitment to establishing a base in the Principality

Permanent members of the Jury

Uwe Diegel

CEO of LifeInA, Venture Capitalist. Uwe is the head of HealthWorks Global and carries out fundamental research in the field of blood pressure diagnoses.

Cyril Guenoun

Cyril is co-founder of Aglaé Ventures. He graduated from HEC business school in 2000, and was the founder and CEO of Veoprint, a leading supplier of online print solutions for French SMEs.

Antoine Grimaud

Co-founder and CEO of PayPlug, a next gen online payment and fraud prediction solution.

Thierry Crovetto

Member of the National Council. Thierry has over twenty years’ experience in the financial sector, particularly in asset management.

Frédéric Genta

When sitting on the first panel, Frédéric was Head of Industry at Google France.

François-Xavier Leclerc

Head of the Business Development and Funding Division at the Business Development Agency / Member of the MonacoTech Board of Directors.

Patricia Niego

Patricia began her career in marketing consultancy and sales development for innovative companies including Gemplus (smart cards), Nokia and Sony.

Aurélie Lavaud

In 2015, Aurélie launched her social startup BimBamJob with Irène Soulages, a recruitment solution designed to facilitate access to jobs for people who find it difficult to use digital technologies.

André Saint-Mleux

Business Angel & State Representative on the Boards of RMC and Monaco Telecom / Chairman of ARTHAPOL SAS / Member of the Board of Directors of NEXTRADIOTV and AFI ESCA.

Henriëtte van Niekerk

Henriëtte van Niekerk, Global Director at Clarksons Platou, based in London, where she has been working since April 2005.

Natacha Quester-Séméon

CEO & co-founder of the innovative agency youARhere, journalist and digital coach, co-founder of Girl Power 3.0 (founded in 2006).

Pierre Joly

CEO of Ermeo, a solution for field technicians that provides the right data at the right time and makes the feedback process smoother.

Caroline Goulard

CEO & co-founder of Dataveyes, which specialises in human-data interactions. She provides support for new applications.

Pierre-Emmanuel Saint-Esprit

Founder and CEO of @HelloZack, which aims to simplify the way clients are able to sell Apple products online.

Nicolas Brunel

Head of Investments at the Arnault Group & LVMH. Nicolas is responsible for identifying, executing and overseeing various investments in Europe, Israel, and elsewhere.