Accelerate the growth of your business

risingSUD is working with the region’s innovation ecosystem to identify scale-ups and SMEs that show strong development potential in order to accelerate them and help them become future business champions.

If you are a company with strong growth potential, take a look at our different acceleration programs!

Sud Accelerateur


Sud Accelerateur is the #1 regional acceleration program in France dedicated to SMEs in the hypergrowth phase. Since 2015, it has offered customized, easy-to-access support programs for companies and their executives in the hopes of transforming small companies into industry leaders.

With Sud Accélérateur, you will benefit from:

  • 24-months of personalized support
  • a premium and selective program
  • quality assistancethat combines expertise, training, and networking
  • an experienced team that works with leaders across the region
  • input from nationally renowned business directors that are active in the region

In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the Sud Accelerateur is operated by risingSUD in partnership with the Bpifrance public investment bank and the Enterprise Europe Network.

Pass French Tech


The Pass French Tech is a national label that provides concrete market benefits technology companies in France.

The label is attributed for a one-year term by the French Tech system and is designed for companies working in three fields of technological innovation: digital innovation, industrial innovation, and health innovation. The recipients of the Pass French Tech label are selected based on ambitious criteria such as their growth in turnover or their level of fundraising (>20M€) and are given customized support to help them become future unicorns.

With the Pass French Tech, you will benefit from: 

  • an increase in visibility both in France and internationally
  • premium support services
  • access to the French Tech Visa program to fast-track residency for incoming tech talent
  • the creation of a customized growth strategy with the major economic development actors
  • integration into a dynamic community of entrepreneurs and tech champions

In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the Pass French Tech is operated by risingSUD in partnership with the major economic development and business support actors: the regional French Tech ecosystems (Aix-Marseille, Côte d’Azur, Avignon, and Toulon), the Bpifrance public investment bank, Bpifrance Assurance Export, DGE, Business France, INPI, UGAP, AFPC, and France Invest, and the Secured Communicating Solutions, Capenergies, and Eurobiomed competitiveness clusters.

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Innovate thanks to 3
unique support programs!

risingSUD is participating in three projects that are part of the European Alpine Space innovation program for the 2014 to 2020 period:

  • Scale-up Alps will provide access to diagnostic tools and strategic blueprints that are dedicated to the growth phase of scale-ups
  • Des’Alps will provide you with support for your project from experts in design and design thinking
  • Smart Space will provide you with support for your digital transformation in connection with Industry 4.0 tools

 To learn more about these programs, please contact Nicolas CHEHANNE, Head of European Affairs.

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To learn more about the different acceleration programs, please contact Tünde AMPHOUX, Head of SME Growth.