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START-UP WEEKEND
Tech for Good
One weekend with a diverse team to build your own startup.
From 12 to 14 april. 
Organized in partnership with

WHAT IS A STARTUP WEEKEND ?

CONCEPT
Pitch, build, launch, network, learn ! In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Best event to discover entrepreneurship, test an idea or build a team !
ORGANISATION
Business ideas are presented Friday night, and participants and attendees vote on their favorites to continue. After the ideas are picked, teams form and ideas are worked on throughout the weekend. On Sunday teams present their new businesses and a working prototype in front of a panel of judges. The event also includes talks, mentros, food, snack and beverages !
IDEA
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve one of the 17 substainable development goals. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! I

WHAT DOES "TECH FOR GOOD" MEANS ?

Nowadays we are facing exponential social and environmental crisis while ONU fixed to solve 17 goals designed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAAD). Responding to these issues is no longer a governmental responsability. It must be everyone concern and that is what entrepreneurs understood.

The Tech for good ecosystem is a group of entrepreneurs who believes that technology, scientific and finance innovation can address the world’s toughest problems—halting climate change, creating better cities, providing healthy food and clean water for all, and generally achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN by 2030. They could transform this risk into an opportunity and after all lead to social and/or environmental improvement. For instance a recent report by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission estimates that achieving the SDGs could open up $12 trillion of market opportunities in food and agriculture, cities, energy and materials, and health and well-being alone and create 380 million new jobs by 2030. In France, this specific ecosystem gathers more than 300 entrepreneurs in various branches such as FinTech, CleanTech, SocialTech etc.

Techno-solutionism alone cannot guarantee long-term benefits for society. We need a systemic approach to anticipate the challenges brought by technology itself, and allow impact-driven ventures to scale while staying true to their values and purpose.

○ Where and how can technology make the biggest difference in tackling wicked problems?

○ What are the tools and programs enabling entrepreneurs to turn “tech for impact” ideas into scalable companies?

○ What is the new landscape of venture financing for impact and tech startups?

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