Season 3 sourcing is done! Overall, 100 startups have been selected this year. They come from 4 different continents, and 20 countries. These entrepreneurs’ journey will start in Lyon, France, from November 14 to November 16, during the Booster Camp Europe.

Where do the startup come from? and what is their area of expertise? 

The 100 selected startups reflect the strengthening of the international sourcing, motivated by BigBooster’s team & partners

« This year once again, the selected startups come from all over the world, and we have broadened the spectrum: more countries were involved, such as China, South Africa, Argentina… Such a thing was compulsory if we wanted to stay true to our DNA: we forge bonds, working bonds, between local and international ecosystems » underlines Didier Hoch, Chairman of BigBooster.

« It’s always moving and interesting to see this entrepreneurial tidal wave in all these countries. This year, more than before, we’ve focused on the « impact » dimension of each project. BigBooster asserts itself as a must-have for project with a heavy impact on society » affirms Patrick Bertrand (Lyon French Tech), co-president of the « Informative Tech » selection board.

BigBooster always had its heart set on selecting diverse profiles. Cultural mix is at the heart of the program, and the selected startups prove it, more than ever before.

« This year selection reflects the quality of the applications. Every year, the applications are better and more diverse than the year before: they meet today’s needs, in terms of innovation in the health field » asserts Valérie Calenda (Mérieux Développement), co-presidente of the « Bio & Health » selection board.

« This third season reflects the growing maturity of our startups: the selection was hard, due to relevant and well organised applications, for the most part » underlines Sylvain Paineau (Schneider Electric), co-president of the « Global impact » selection board.


The Next Step: The Booster Camp Europe

The Booster Camp Europe will take place in Lyon, France, on November 14-15-16th. More than 150 mentors, judges and experts will work hard with the startups, during 3 intensive days, to help them fine-tune their pitches and their strategy, both on the form and the substance :

  • Small groups sessions, about the business plan, value proposition...
  • Pitch crash test with mentors
  • Insights & networking
See the detailed program


While startups are applying to join the Season 3 of BigBooster, the Booster Crew is looking for mentors to share their experience and enthusiast. As a mentor, you will take part in the working sessions to help startups fine tune their pitch and boost their international development.

It is also a unique opportunity for your company to:

  • Source the most promising startups in your market
  • Optimize your technology monitoring
  • Support the development of innovative projects
  • Boost your international visibility

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