The Startup Tour is a leading competition targeting entrepreneurs willing to expand in Europe.

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!


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.

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Pick the region where you wish to grow your business

Paris based startup wishing to grow in Spain? Select Europe competition.

Complete the application process

Please fill in the questionnaire which will take 20 minutes only and pay the application fees (USD $85, free until March 31 for FrenchFounders members)

Pitch, connect and win!

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

Jury members

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

All jury members


Europe Prize

• A check of USD$ 5000

• A one year FrenchFounders membership (1 person)

48h business roadshow (meetings with investors, business partners, corporates) in a European capital (travel and hotel included).

Mentoring sessions by FrenchFounders members

Theodo providing a workshop to support the winning startup to build custom web and mobile apps

vPractice providing 6-month marketing and go-to-market mentoring for the startup winning

Jurisglobal providing a juridical, fiscal and strategic mentoring and support for the startup winning

USD$ 100K Google Cloud credits

• An advertising campaign on French Morning (value $15,000)


More benefits to come soon…

People’s Choice Prize

• A one year FrenchFounders membership (for 1 person)

Mentoring sessions by FrenchFounders members


More benefits to come soon…

Our sponsors

They are making this competition a reality.

The FrenchFounders team

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.