The world’s rendezvous
for startups & leaders
VivaTech is the world’s rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. It’s a gathering of the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products taking place in Paris.
From top speakers and exhibitions to open innovation and live experiences, VivaTech is a celebration of today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society.
The evolution over the last three years is impressive. The talent here is amazing.Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook
[VivaTech] is a very attractive event for a lot of people, for VCs, startups and high tech companiesEmmanuel Macron, President of France
It's fantastic to be here in Paris and at VivaTech.Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft
For me, the key words for VivaTech this year are just dynamism and vibrancy of France and the EuropePriya Guha, General Manager, RocketSpace UK
VivaTech is one of the most amazing conferences in the world because it brings all the greatest mindMarc Pritchard, CMO, P&G
and as-yet-unclassifiable hardware and software. This is innovation you can touch and feel.
roundtable discussions and workshops that focus on redefining business and bringing it into the future.
hosted by major VivaTech partners in our Open Innovation Labs (growth hacks don’t get bigger than this). Demos of innovative products and services and pitch contests reveal how these future tech stars plan to reshape the world of tomorrow.
corporates, incubators, consulting firms and business angels. Make connections and schedule appointments with the VivaTech app. Check out dedicated zones for coding, coaching and other resources to take your business to the next level.
The President of the French Republic has honored our event once again this year with a visit on opening morning. After viewing the exhibition area, President Macron headed to Stage One to share his thoughts on how to make technology a positive force for both economy and society.
This year, more than 124,000 visitors from 125 countries attended this 4th edition, with 13,000 startups, 3,300 investors and 2,500 journalists.
With even more innovations, prestigious international partners and inspiring speakers for its fourth edition, Viva Technology has exceeded all expectations and confirmed its standing as an unmissable stop on the international tech calendar.
For its 4th edition, VivaTech was on the hunt for the best European Scaleups who aim to be the Next European Unicorns! The first edition of the Next European Unicorn Awards, in partnership with VC partner Accel as well as media partners Les Echos and the Wall Street Journal, allowed us to showcase Europe’s solid potential for scaleups, with 30 European scaleups having been selected as finalists at VivaTech. We had 6 category winners as well as a Grand Prize. The 2019 Grand Prize was won by French scaleup OpenClassrooms for traction potential, impact and leadership.
The first edition of VivaTech’s inter-university competition was a real success! With the aim of promoting business projects amongst students, our French partner universities selected and submitted their students' best projects. 12 promising projects were pitched to top managers from BNP Paribas, EY, Google, Les Echos START, LVMH, Publicis and Valeo. Néolithe, a startup producing eco-friendly concrete from Polytechnique, was awarded the first prize by Frédérique Vidal, the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.