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We create
impactful Entrepreneurs

We secure early-stage investments and accelerate the seed phase for startups

01
100 000€

of funding against 12% of the capital of the startups created in the studio.

02
12 months

to reach a 1,000,000€ seed funding (compared to an average of 3 years).

03
70%

success rate for the SEED funding, compared to an average 90% failure rate.

OUR
PROGRAM

our startup studio is focused on people
We select the best profiles and support them throughout the development of their project
Leader
acquisition
Step 01
Before the program begins

We select entrepreneurs able to imagine and to develop impactful products and services. No need to have a project to apply! We are focusing on motivation and determination and, of course, entrepreneurial spirit.

incubating
ideas
Step 02
The first three months

The selected profiles join a cohort of approximately 10 entrepreneurs. They find their co-founder among the cohort, find an innovative project and create the beginnings of their future startup (business model, prototype, first customers).

Investing
Step 03
third month of the program

The duos meet the investment committee. The committee will decide to finance the accelerated seed process: 100.000€ against 12% of the capital of the startup created.

Acceleration
Step 04
third month to 12th month

The startup studio facilitates, strategically advises with the support of selected mentors, and monitors the progress of the startups to accompany them to the Seed phase in less than 12 months.

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HOW WE WILL TAKE YOU FROM ZERO TO SEED

timeline from zero to seed LFA fund

WHAT
WE OFFER

Process

More efficient and standardised processes for the creation and acceleration of your future startup.

NETWORK

The contribution of a solid network of entrepreneurs, experts (IT, Business Development...) and investors.

MENTORS

The mentoring of highly competent mentors extremely reputed in their field.

SALARY

A salary as soon as you join the cohort and an investment as soon as your startup project is validated.

ABOUT
US

L
LEAD

Reveal talents and create the greatest entrepreneurs of our time

F
FINANCE

Invest in seed capital and pay entrepreneurs from the beginning

A
APPLY

Ensure strict application of the LFA Process to accelerate value creation and increase the probability of exit

Allowing everyone
to start its own business

With our model, we want to bypass the major obstacles to the creation of a startup for a large majority of young entrepreneurs: the high risk of failure and the investment at the outset.

Changing the world
with entrepreneurs

We believe that the world needs new talents and ideas to transform itself. That's why we created LFA, the startup studio that is revolutionising entrepreneurship and bootstrapping.

LFA Team talking and smiling on a rooftop in Paris

FOUNDING
PARTNERS

WHAT
WE LOOK FOR

A japanese district with lots of shops and lights, colorful
Ambition
Humility
Transmission

LFA has been hugely financed by a Japanese family office, hence LFA shares strong values coming straight from the land of the rising sun. As an essential initiation, our entrepreneurs are led to travel to Japan as part of their journey within LFA.

Respect

We select projects and entrepreneurs for their willingness to have an impact on the world. This is why all our startups are ESG focused.

A japanese temple on a landscape with trees, hdr

FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

01
What is a startup Studio?

A startup studio creates startups, infusing time, effort, and cash in exchange for startup equity.

02
Can I join the program with a cofounder?

Yes you can! What you should know is that each cofounder will have to go through the entire recruitment process individually.

03
What is the investment committee?

Impact Fund’s investors are all members of the investment committee. They are independent from LFA and will give their decision for each investment in a startup project at the end of the 3 month-fast-track of the program. Their decision is made on 4 criteria: impact, digital, fast go to market and the scaling potential of the project.

04
Do I get paid for the first three months of the program?

Yes, our entrepreneurs are paid 1500€/month as a consulting fee. This is an advance payment on the future investment in the startup (if it happens). However, if you leave the programme before the end of the first three months or because the investment committee rejected the project, you will not be asked to reimburse your salary.

05
Do I need to have a idea of a project or a startup to join the program?

No, ideation workshops are planned during the first month to help you create a new idea or develop one you might have. We welcome people with no idea and great imagination!