IMPORTANT NOTICE: Amid the current public health and business climate, the French-American Chamber of Commerce, New England (FACCNE) has accepted applications for its 2020 French-American Business Awards. However, entries for the 2020 FAB Awards are now temporarily closed.
Now in their 19th year, the FAB Awards recognize excellence, innovation and leadership in New England businesses with a connection to France. The Awards consist of three competitions: Small (1-10 employees), Medium (11-100 employees),and Large (100+ employees). In the past, finalists in each category pitched for 90 seconds at the upscale FAB Awards Ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Cambridge and gained great exposure within the French-American Business Community.
Companies who enter the competition will also have the opportunity to be selected for the Jury's Choice Award, which highlights a company presenting a unique idea that makes a profound impact on the jury. Companies owned or led by women will also have the chance to be selected for the Women in Business Award, which recognizes outstanding women's achievement in businesses with a connection to France.
For both established and emerging companies, the FAB Awards are a leading competition for French and American Startups, Scale ups and larger companies developing their business in the Greater Boston area, MA, RI, NH, ME and VT.
Every competition is FREE TO ENTER and categories are designed to be open to companies of all sizes with a presence in New England and a connection to France.
To qualify for the FAB Awards Competition, your company must have at least one employee in New England AND a "Connection to France" :
- French ownership ;
- American company with a presence in France or doing business with France;
- American company with a French CEO / C-Level Executive(s) / or Board Member.
Companies represented on FACCNE's Board of Directors do not qualify for the FAB Awards.
Past Awardees include:
- Neolane (now part of Adobe)
- Loop Pay (now part of Samsung Pay)
- Nanobiotix US
- Pathmaker Neurosystems
- Mirakl Inc.
Entries for the 2020 FAB Awards are now temporarily closed.