Pépite Île-de-France launches
an international Pitch Contest

As part of the Student Entrepreneurship International Summit, Pépite Île-de-France is launching an international Pitch Contest for higher education students and young entrepreneurs from Europe and Africa, leading a start-up creation project/an entrepreneurial project, or a non-profit organisation/association.

Who can apply?

Students or young graduates from higher education institutions partners of Pépite and their member higher education institutions in Europe and Africa.

To apply, click on the “Submit your project” button, create your account and submit the application form.

Selection criteria

Step 1
The eligible applications will be published on this website, on the vote page and submitted to an international public voting. The 48 most voted projects will be pre-selected to be assessed by a Selection Committee.
Step 2
The Selection Committee will select the 24 winners of the contest based on:
  • Presentation of the project,
  • Stage of maturity of the project,
  • Diversity of activity sectors,
  • Taking into account societal and environmental challenges,
  • Potential to develop the project/start-up at an international level.

What is the prize?

The 24 winners of this Contest will have the opportunity to come to Paris (travel expenses paid) and participate in the Student Entrepreneurship International Summit by Pépite Île-de-France. Also, they will participate in the Pitch Session on Tuesday, November 9th 2021, and present their project to an international jury and fellow young entrepreneurs.

Do you want to take part in this adventure?
Apply now

You can download the Pitch Contest Rules, where you will find the eligibility criteria, selection process and benefits of being part.


Call for applications Opens
July 1st
Applications Closes
September 17
Public Vote Closes
September 22
Winners Announcement
October 5
Pitch Sessions in Paris
November 9th