Takes 0% equity
Funds 14 startups per year
Markets Software
Invests in Europe North America South America Asia Africa 5 more
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Are you on a mission to make the future a better place? If so, we want to help you by dedicating our time and energy to make you a better entrepreneur, faster.

Startup42 is a non-profit accelerator designed by EPITA to offer hacker teams with a great mission the skills and opportunities they need to become startup founders.
Twice a year, we reach out to find the most important early stage tech startups in town and help them.

Who can apply?
Early-stage startups with at least one cofounder in charge of building the product. We prefer startups with a technological innovation!

How does it work?
Apply online before. The best 15 startups will be preselected for a pitch in front of the jury. Only the 7 best will be selected.

Why would you apply?
To get some feedback on your idea and to get a chance to go through a 4 month acceleration that will be life changing.

Want some help and tips to convince the jury? Not sure what Startup42 is?
-> Contact us at: team @ startup42.org...
Are you on a mission to make the future a better place? If so, we want to help you by dedicating our time and energy to make you a better entrepreneur, faster.

Startup42 is a non-profit accelerator designed by EPITA to offer hacker teams with a great mission the skills and opportunities they need to become startup founders.
Twice a year, we reach out to find the most important early stage tech startups in town and help them.

Who can apply?
Early-stage startups with at least one cofounder in charge of building the product. We prefer startups with a technological innovation!

How does it work?
Apply online before. The best 15 startups will be preselected for a pitch in front of the jury. Only the 7 best will be selected.

Why would you apply?
To get some feedback on your idea and to get a chance to go through a 4 month acceleration that will be life changing.

Want some help and tips to convince the jury? Not sure what Startup42 is?
-> Contact us at: team @ startup42.org
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Staff

Maxime Pico
Admin
Maxime Pico Managing Director Between engineer and business I believe in the rise of the maker industry
Ulysse Franco
Admin
Ulysse Franco Program Manager

Recommendations

Sebastien Caron CEO at Mapstr

I joined Startup42 as CEO of Mapstr after they detect me at a Startup Weekend at Polytechnique

During 4 month I’ve been challenged, shaked, boosted. This program helped me focus on my user and understand what they want to deliver my product and reach +150K Download. I can only recommend to tech founders to apply at Startup42.

Denis Vilar CTO at Pulpix

Startup42 was the perfect place to start our company, at a time when we only had a rough idea and a clunky prototype.

They have great mentors, a hacker state-of-mind, and a great track record of exits and fundraising among alumnis. Several startups later joined YC or Techstars. They are located on the campus of one of the best dev school in France. Oh and did I mention it's free ??

Boris Golden

Startup42 has built a tech-first accelerator in one of the best tech schools in France, and I'd recommend it to any tech founder looking to enhance his business skills and transform a product idea into a startup!

Benjamin Cotte CFO at AppiNest

Great accelerator !

Our company wouldn't be were it is today if it wasn't for SU42's network and mentorship.
The way they helped us build our product, they introduced us to experts from our industry, and helped us raise money, makes SU42, in my opinion, one of the best early stage start-up accelerator in Paris.

Dimitri Farber Garcia CPO at Tiller Systems

Startup 42 is one of France's best tech accelerators, helping us grow our R&D team since the very beginning. I highly recommend it to any early stage tech (or not !) startup !

Fred Simons Founder & CTO at WorldCraze

I benefited the program 2 years ago with my startup WordCraze.
I learned so much from the acceleration, been taught great advices and met the right people.
That is why I decided to become an active mentor at Startup42 to help them avoid mistakes we did, and think as founders.
I recommend Startup42 for every early stage tech startup which wants to grow fast grow fast and far !