With the goal of encouraging entrepreneurship in the European outdoor sports industry, OSV brings together and provides key support services to entrepreneurs in order to stimulate the meeting of the minds, cooperation, as well as new projects.

Annecy Base Camp: the ideal location for entrepreneurs in the outdoor sports industry

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The Annecy Base Camp is the first ever business incubator in Europe created specifically for hosting and providing support to entrepreneur in the pre-company creation phase for a project with a sports / outdoor sports industry focus.

One of the goals is to develop and accelerate innovation within the industry, in connection with  networks and clusters in the region, as well as the Université Savoie Mont-Blanc and EMLYON Business School, which offer industry-specific undergraduate and one graduate programs created in close cooperation with OSV: a Bachelor's, "International Sales Specialists in Sports" (I3S); a Bachelor's in "Performance Sports Textile & Footwear" (PSTF); and a Master's of Science in "Sports Industry Management" (SIM).

Please note: the 2nd call for projects will open February 1, for entrepreneurs to enjoy supports services from the Annecy Base Camp business incubator. The application deadline is March 17, 2017!

Contact Guillaume Bouvaist for more information: guillaume(at)outdoorsportsvalley.org


The Annecy Base Camp is also a business nursery with cost effective office space located in downtown Annecy open to young companies in the sports and outdoor sports industries.

Working in a business nursery allows you to meet other members of the industry, to grow your network, as well as to benefit from a whole host of shared office equipment and business services at a considerably reduced cost.

Office space is currently available: to submit an application, please contact Guillaume Bouvaist, Director of Entrepreneurship - Annecy Base Camp:

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*The Annecy Base Camp is part of a wider network of business nurseries that includes the Chambéry Grand Lac Base Camp and the Mont-Blanc Base Camp.

OSV Startup Mentoring Program

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Every year OSV provides support to several innovative start-ups in the outdoor industry who are less than 3 years old, in concert with the business creation and financing programs offered by the local and regional governments. The selected entrepreneurs benefit from the following services:

- Mentoring by experienced executives from OSV member companies, who provide valuable support and advice to each startup.

- Expanding their network via their mentor and through a one-year OSV membership paid for by the program.

- Strategic guidance and financial support awarded in the form of an OSV scholarship and a no-interest loan (certain conditions apply).

For more information, please contact Guillaume Bouvaist, Director of Entrepreneurship - Annecy Base Camp:

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