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5 Reasons to Join VivaTech's Startup Challenges & Awards

Posted at: 03.07.2024in category:Startup Focus
Are you ready to take your startup to the next level? Then it’s time to apply to VivaTech's Startup Challenges and Awards! Showcase your solution, accelerate your business, and unlock opportunities for growth.

Hasna Kourda accepting the 2023 LVMH innovation award Hasna Kourda, accepting the 2023 LVMH Innovation Award. Photo credit: VivaTech

Whether it’s partnering with LVMH, Orange, or Huawei through a Startup Challenge or it's through VivaTech’s own Awards where startups take the stage and pitch their solutions to an elite jury. Find the right initiative for you. Need a reason to apply? Well, we’ve got 5 of them…

  • Showcase Your Solution: Gain valuable exposure by exhibiting for free or receiving all-access VivaTech passes. Show off your startup’s solution with the support of a commercial partner, putting your startup in the spotlight for potential investors, partners, and customers.

  • Receive Expert Feedback: If your startup is in the development stage, get feedback on your solution from potential users. This real-world perspective can help refine and enhance your offering, ensuring that it meets the needs of your target audience.

  • Generate Business Leads: Connect with top decision-makers from leading corporations, venture capitalists, and institutional partners. Collaborate and explore opportunities that can take your startup to new heights.

  • Access Funding Opportunities: Raise your next funding round by networking with global investors. Make meaningful connections that can provide the support and resources necessary to fuel your startup's growth and success.

  • Boost Your Visibility: Benefit from VivaTech's international media coverage to increase visibility for your brand and product on a global scale. Amplify your reach and attract attention from key players in the industry.

2023 AfricaTech Awards Winners on stage Winners of the 2023 AfricaTech Awards. Photo credit: VivaTech

Last year's startup challenges and awards attracted an impressive array of talent, with over 5,000 applications pouring in from more than 125 countries. Among these, the most promising startups from around the world were handpicked to embark on a journey in the vibrant city of Paris.

They Say It Best

Join the ranks of past winners who have transformed their businesses and achieved remarkable success. Don't just take our word for it…they say it best: Hasna Kourda, founder and CEO of Save Your Wardrobe, expressed her excitement after winning the 2023 LVMH Innovation Award. “This is truly a unique experience. Winning the Award will push us to another dimension. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity and proud to see our work rewarded.”

Jean Lobe Lobe, founder and CEO of Waspito, addressed how winning the Healthtech category at the 2023 AfricaTech Awards will boost their startup’s business opportunities. “Our expansion plan depends largely on our B2B partnerships with insurance companies. This award will help us earn visibility to be able to negotiate deals and expand further than the 2 countries we are in today.”

Don’t Miss Out!

Experience the business-boosting impact of VivaTech's Startup Challenges and Awards. Seize this chance to propel your startup forward and make your mark on the future of technology! Check out all the Challenges and Awards still accepting applications. We hope to see you in May!

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