Carried since 2014 by the Foundation for the Université de Lyon, Lyon Start Up is a program aiming to detect early innovative ideas in the territory.

At each edition, 100 selected candidates benefit from a collective support which begins with a week of training provided by the emlyon business school covering the basics of entrepreneurship. They then complete a full training program, including themed workshops, networking events, a pitching contest and many opportunities to meet economic and entrepreneurial players from the region.

LYON START UP, A PROVEN AND ACCLAIMED PROGRAM


Every year, Lyon Start Up draws more than 400 applicants from all walks of life, all attracted by this free program that helps them develop an idea into a project, and all of them sharing the same desire: to raise their idea! With ten editions so far, covering nearly 1,000 projects, it is the first scheme of this type in France. The program has resulted in many success stories, including Hub-Grade, Bookinou, Vinovae, DVORE, Kiwifab and The Hope Gallery.

Find out more (FR)

Raising your project in four months

  • A week of innovative entrepreneurship training at emlyon, in order to master the fundamentals of business creation;
  • Group workshops: to work on a value proposition, a strategic roadmap, etc.;
  • Plenary training days with experts (business plan, communication, finance, intellectual property, etc.);
  • Training to learn how to build a convincing pitche;
  • Speedmeetings with players from the support network and investors;
  • Testimonials from successful entrepreneurs;
  • Networking and community events;
  • A pitch contest;
  • Mentoring for the 50 selected projects.

Focus on the pitch contest

In addition to the support program, applicants take part in a pitch contest which is divided in three stages:
  • Round 1: 100 projects are presented, the jury selects 50 among them;
  • Round 2: the 50 make another presentation, the jury selects 20 among them;
  • Round 3: the finale, the jury selects 3 winners among the 20 remaining projects.

Why should you consider applying?

Lyon Start Up is for anyone who has an idea, regardless of age and professional status. To apply, the company must not have been registered yet.
  • Win up to €15,000 in prizes to launch your project;
  • Benefit from partners skills sponsorship (communication pack offered by the Comète agency, co-development and mentoring sessions, etc.);
  • Be noticed by support structures, major accounts and investors;
  • Expand your professional network, meet future partners and associates.
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_115.jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_115.jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_32.jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_32.jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_31.jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_31.jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_26 (2).jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_26 (2).jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_24 (2).jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_24 (2).jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_01 (2).jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_01 (2).jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_03 (2).jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_03 (2).jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_04.jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_04.jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_07.jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_07.jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_12.jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_12.jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_22 (2).jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_22 (2).jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_120.jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_120.jpg
  • Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_126.jpg
    Cérémonie de remise des prix Lyon Start Up édition 6 12_2018 BD_ BriceROBERT_126.jpg
  • LYON START UP 2019 (1).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (1).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (2).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (2).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (3).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (3).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (4).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (4).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (5).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (5).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (6).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (6).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (7).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (7).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (8).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (8).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (9).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (9).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (10).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (10).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (11).JPG
    LYON START UP 2019 (11).JPG
  • LYON START UP 2019 (5)
    LYON START UP 2019 (5)
_