FAB Awards 2021

Now in their 20th year, the FAB Awards recognize excellenceinnovation and leadership in New England businesses with a connection to France.  The Awards consist of six competitions: 

This year, the competition consists of six awards, four of which are new to the 2021 competition:

Women in Business Award, which recognizes outstanding women’s achievement in businesses with a connection to France.

Life Sciences Award, which recognizes significant and positive contribution and achievement in the field of life sciences.

DEI and/or CSR Award, (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and/or Corporate Social Responsibility) which acknowledges and celebrates exemplary leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or corporate social responsibility in our community with clear positive impacts. (NEW)

Resilience during Covid Awards, which recognizes positive achievements and growth despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. (NEW)

Innovation Award, which rewards organizations and individuals who bring new ideas to life. (NEW)

French Tech Award, (presented by French Tech Boston) which recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of technology. (NEW)

Competition is free to enter and open to companies of all sizes, all stages of growth and you don’t have to be a member of FACCNE to apply.

The only requirements are: having a connection to France and in interest in the American market.

The French Tech Award will also be presented by French Tech Boston at the FAB Awards Ceremony.


In the past, finalists in each category pitched for 90 seconds at the upscale FAB Awards Ceremony and gained great exposure within the French-American Business Community.

The FAB Awards is a leading competition for both established and emerging companies. We welcome French and American Startups, Scale ups and larger companies developing their business.

Every competition is FREE TO ENTER and categories are designed to be open to companies of all sizes with a connection to France and an interest in the American market.


July 27th – Applications open

September 23th – Applications close

End of September – Jury selection/shortlist

October 21 – French Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Awards ceremony at GWGT 2021

November – Pitch Competition

Mid-November – Nominees announcement to winners

Early December – Awards Ceremony

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors

FAB Awards

  • When is the FAB Awards Ceremony?

    The FAB Awards Ceremony is scheduled for early December 2021. Stay tuned for further details will be announced as the competition gets closer.

  • Who can apply to the FAB Awards?

    Companies in New England with key achievement in one of the FAB Award categories.

  • When is the deadline to apply?

    The deadline to apply to the FAB Awards is September 30, 2021.