Start-Up Toi-Même 2019 – The Competition for Young Entrepreneurs

29 January, 2019


entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, French Tech, Start-up Toi-Meme


Start-Up Toi-Même is back, and this year’s competition is going to be bigger than ever. We are proud to be partners once again of this awesome competition for young entrepreneurs, which aims to encourage everyone, from every background, to pursue entrepreneurship. Applications are now open – read on to find out more!

What’s Startup Toi-Même?

Startup Toi-Même is a “digital ideas contest” for 13 to 17 year olds, who pitch their start-up idea and show off their entrepreneurial instincts to compete for top prizes from partners including Google and Les Napoleons, and the opportunity to develop their idea for real with the funding and support of Biig, the digital strategy agency, and its network.

Startup Toi-Même – the start-up competition for teens

Last year we were involved in the Paris weekend of workshops with the 10 finalists, selected from a huge pool of applicants across France. We were blown away by the talent of these entrepreneurs.

The entrepreneurs took part in sessions on elements such as getting the right business model, on considering legal elements, incorporating tech into your start-up, start-up communications and perfecting your pitch. The very sophisticated projects included ideas like building a start-up to crowdsource the collection of outdated drugs and a platform to discover cities through connecting with locals. Pitches were finalised and the winners invited to spend a week in Niort to build their real digital prototypes.

The winners were announced at the Ministry of Digital in Paris with Mounir Mahjoubi, with first prize winner Zoé was awarded with a trip to San Francisco!

Why participate?

To participate in Start-Up Toi-Même is an incredible experience that we would recommend to any young person. For the chance to be immersed in a technological and professional world, to make contact with experts (developers, graphic designers, start-upers and more), and to meet other bright and motivated young people, Start-Up Toi-Même is an unmissable opportunity! Don’t hesitate to spread the word ->