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Orange Startup Challenges 2024


Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with revenues of 43.5 billion euros in 2022 and 137,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2023, including 73,000 employees in France.

The Group has a total customer base of 296 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2023, including 251 million mobile customers and 25 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies under the brand Orange Business.

VivaTech is the world’s rendez-vous for startups and leading corporates to celebrate digital transformation and innovation!

Every year, for four adrenaline-filled days, VivaTech brings together in Paris the greatest business leaders, startups, investors, researchers and innovators to ignite positive change in business and for society.

The 8th edition will take place on
May 22-25, 2024, in Paris, at Expo Porte de Versailles.

Our Challenges


    Through Generative AI, Orange will continue to revolutionize the Telco industry


    Orange is a European leader in cyber security with more than 3,000+ cyber experts supporting corporate businesses with compliance, protection, detection and response.

Selection Criteria

★ Commercial value and potential impact on the Group
★ Ease of integration
★ In line with existing solutions
★ Reliable and Responsible AI Engagement
★ Not just a concept
★ No competition with Orange’s solutions
★ The startup should have a product that is already sold to a customer

We will take into account the proposed solution’s cost savings and viable business model, ease of integration into our infrastructure or services.


Global marketing and tech events

Winners will be showcased at prominent global marketing and tech events.
Global marketing and tech events

Generative AI in Marketing Innovation Program

For marketing-oriented start-up, access to our Generative AI in Marketing Innovation Program, offering market insights, mentorship from marketing experts, advanced Generative AI tools, and opportunities for global marketing outreach.
Generative AI in Marketing Innovation Program

Orange Fab start-up Program

For infrastructure-oriented start-up, access to Orange Fab France start-up acceleration facilities, offering infrastructure expert support to qualify business opportunities with Orange and with its Customers.
Orange Fab start-up Program

Our Jury

  • Stéphanie CavaillèsOpen Innovation Director at Orange
  • Olivier Bonnet De PailleretsVice-président exécutif technologie et marketing Orange Cyberdefense
  • Koen VermeulenOrange Group CIO & SVP of Orange Innovation IT & Services
  • Morgan BouchetProgram Director - Global Head Metaverse & Extended Realities (XR)
  • Xavier Warnier De WaillyProduct manager, Orange Cyberdefense
  • Remi PrunierDirecteur d’investissement, Orange Ventures
  • François JezequelDirector of Business Development, Orange Fab France at Orange
  • Jacques HochbergBusiness Development Manager Orange Fab France
  • Hervé NaudinStartups Business Development

Our Timeline

  • 1

    21 December


  • 2

    18 February


  • 3

    2 April

    Selected Startups

  • 4

    22 - 25 May