The Startup Tour is a leading competition targeting entrepreneurs!

The French Prize is dedicated to francophone entrepreneur willing to expand in the Americas.

The American Prize is dedicated to anglophone entrepreneur willing to expand in France.


You are a startup in biotech, health, SaaS, cybersecurity, beauty, blockchain, energy, education, fashion, security, services or others, we will connect you to our network!

Meet business angels, VCs, Top-executive corporates, Business leaders!

French Prize
Local Competitions

With seven local competitions, the French Prize will allow you to pitch in front of a unique business ecosystem. The selection of the Startups will lead directly to the Finale in New York on September 24.

Startup Tour Americas
Grand Finale & 
Transatlantic Leaders Forum

Unlock business opportunities and meet with our network of corporate partners, startups and investors.



Don’t miss the key
dates of the competition.

How to apply

Apply for the competition in the region you want to expand in and start meeting with an exclusive business community.


Pick the region where you wish to grow your business

UK based startup wishing to grow in New York? Select the Americas competition.

Complete the application process

Please fill in the questionnaire which will take 20 minutes only.

Pitch, connect and win

After being selected by a committee, pitch to the local competition. If you win, you will attend the Grand Finale!

Local Competition
Jury members

A mix of investors, innovators and business leaders in the Americas eager to provide guidance to the competing startups.

All jury members  

2019 Awards

American Prize

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French Prize

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People's Prize

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Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors



International and entrepreneurship is in our DNA as we help business leaders to connect and meet with each other, within our business club. We know how important and efficient it is to get the right connection at the right moment when building your business. We make it happen!

We decided 3 years ago to launch the Startup Tour, to bolster the business connections between startups, corporates and investors by creating a one of a kind competition where pitching is just the beginning of an impactful journey.

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,600 employees. BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs over 16,000 people in the US and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.