The Mayor of Paris hands over the keys to the City Hall to 1,040 startups, experts, investors from France and abroad to take part in international sporting events.

Paris, European Leader of startups

In 2016, the City of Paris proved to be a European leader in terms of capital invested in start-ups. The upcoming opening of the Station F should further reinforce this dynamic.

This is the energy and talent we want to mobilize, to serve and support upcoming international events.

Startups, place your bets !

World Handball Championship, 6 Nations Tournament, Paris Marathon, Ice Hockey World Cup, international tennis tournament at Roland Garros … the City of Paris welcomes the largest international sporting events every year.

With the opening of the Tremplin in 2016, the first innovation platform entirely dedicated to sports, the City of Paris created a tool to foster experimentation and innovative technological solutions in the world of sports. But the organization of major international athletic events has an even further-reaching impact on innovation.

The candidacy of Paris for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2024 must be the highlight of this dynamic already at work. The strength and uniqueness of the Paris bid is based on the innovation capacity of the Parisian ecosystem. This is why, on March 16, 2017, on the occasion of the 3rd Hacking of the Hôtel de Ville, the Paris City Hall opens its doors to you. Your mission : reinvent tomorrow’s international sports competitions, trade shows and exhibitions, and contribute in a meaningful way to the success of the Paris 2024 bid.

Hosting the Games, or any other important athletic event, gives global exposure to Parisian startups that innovate in a variety of businesses: construction, green tech, sustainable development, transport, mobility, logistics, security, employment, training, tourism, food and beverage, services, management of traffic flows, etc.

The numbers speak for themselves : 300,000 m2 of new construction for the Olympic Village, 100,000 m2 for the Media Village, 250,000 jobs created, 4,500 new accommodations, an investment budget of 3 billion euros, 4 billion viewers, 206 nations represented, 20,000 accredited journalists, 12 million tickets for sale… An expected total of 5 – 11 billion euros in economic benefits …

These huge figures are on a scale with the vast challenges the City of Paris and the stakeholders of innovation are rising to meet. Don’t wait for the Opening Ceremony of the Games to participate!

3, 2, 1 … Pitch !

To play a part in this exciting adventure and contribute to the sports events of the future, come and join us on 16 March 2017 at the Paris City Hall.

Register now to participate in the largest MeetUp in Paris, attend dozens of workshops, come pitch your project in the Council Chamber of Paris to more than a hundred investors, take advantage of reverse pitch sessions to meet large companies seeking solutions and learn more about their development strategies.

Don’t miss out on this important innovation event – the future is being built today !