Side events

Paris-Saclay SPRING - by Paris-Saclay

With its unrivaled concentration of higher education and research institutions, labs and tech companies, Paris-Saclay is endowing Paris Region with an outstanding driver for innovation. Paris-Saclay SPRING invites visitors to discover Europe’s No.1 innovation ecosystem through a day of keynotes lead by top-level speakers, business meetings, pitch contests, visits of private R&D sites and showrooms.

9:30am – 7pm

  • Address: CentraleSupelec Paris-Saclay Urban Campus, 3 Rue Joliot Curie, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette
  • Interest: Smartcities / AI & Machine Learning / Automotive & Mobility
  • Event dedicated to: Investors, Startups, large groups, SMEs, Media…

Demo Day of Startups - by IONIS 361

Demo Day combining testimonials of successful entrepreneurs, pitches of startups, demonstrations and cocktail on rooftop.
Among others :
– Testimonial of Antony Cohen, Co-founder/CTO of Happn
– Blockchain Partner, French leader in Blockchain technologies
– 365 Talents, solution for skills management
– VeChain, Chinese specialist in traceability spreading in Europe
– eCentime, online shopping platform dedicated to the Chinese community in France and Europe

6:30pm – 10pm

  • Address: IONIS 361, 95, Parmentier Ave, 75011
  • Interest: Startup Academy / VC & Accelerators / Students
  • Event dedicated to: Startups, Corporations, VCs, General Public, Media…

Meditation Reveals Yourself - by Kwerk

Experience a guided meditation and discover the power of your mind serving your performance with Guillaume Victor-Thomas (Openmind Innovation) and Damien Maya (Li).

6.30pm – 9.30pm

  • Address: 29-31 rue de Courcelles 75008 PARIS
  • Interests: Empowerment / Health & Wellbeing 
  • Event dedicated to: General Public, Media, Corporations

Meet & greet the Transformers! - by Wenation

With its unprecedented innovation ecosystem, Wenation unites all the skills needed for a company transformation, constantly challenging the status quo!
On May 23rd, Wenation invites you to an afterwork to meet the actors of our ecosystem and discover how we leverage collective achievement to reinvent tomorrow’s business. And we will raffle 5 tickets to Spark the Change, our conference about the future of work.

5pm – 10pm

  • Address: 17 rue Bouchardon, 75010, Paris
  • Interests: Connectivity & IT Services / Health & Wellbeing,
  • Event dedicated to: Corporations, General Public, Media


The official Viva Technology pre-opening party, where the VC ecosystem welcomes international startups attending VivaTech in a casual atmosphere.
7 meetups organised in one of the most festive street to meet investors over a drink and share experience with startups from all over the world. 
Upon presentation of your Startup or Investor VivaTech pass, a bracelet will be distributed allowing access to the meetups.
Together, let’s celebrate innovation !

6pm – 10pm

  • Address: Montorgueil Street, Paris 75002
  • Interest: VC & Accelerators / Startup Academy
  • Event dedicated to: Startups & Investors

Pépite Factory - by Pépite France

Launch of Pépite Factory, the association of current and former students-entrepreneurs.

6pm – 10pm

  • Address: 17 boulevard Jourdan 75014
  • Interest: Positive impact / Student / Empowerment
  • Event dedicated to: Student-Entrepreneurs, Students, Young Entrepreneurs, Academics

Digital Africa - How does digital innovation provide new solutions for development in Africa ?

How are African entrepreneurs seizing the opportunities offered by digital technology to launch their startup projects? How does digital innovation provide new solutions for development in Africa? AFD, NUMA and We_Start propose to discuss these questions with Aaron Fu, MD of the incubator MEST and the African startups from the Digital Africa Challenge.

6:30pm – 8:45pm

  • Address: NUMA – 39 rue du Caire 75002 Paris
  • Interest: Afric@Tech / VC & Accelerators
  • Event dedicated to: Startups, Grand Groupe, VC

Tech me to Australia!

Austrade and Australian Business in Europe (ABIE) invite you to join us in a lively panel discussion with Hopstay, Tarot Analytics, Navya and Corrs Chambers Westgarth on the Australian and French tech scenes. We will hear from Australian and French tech companies alongside an overview of « Why Australia? » for disruptive technologies.

6:30pm – 9pm

  • Address: Ambassade de l’Australie, 4 rue Jean Rey, 75015
  • Interest: AI & Machine Learning / IoT & Big Data
  • Event dedicated to: Large and Small corporations

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Networking Event - by AFNUM, Ile-de-France Region & MEDEF

AFNUM organizes, in partnership with the Ile-de-France Region, Business France and the MEDEF, a « Pre Viva » evening. As a professional organization for the promotion of IT and telecom technologies, infrastructures and equipment, AFNUM is committed to supporting the influence of France in the Tech.

6:30pm – 9pm

  • Address: Région IDF, 33 rue Barbet de Jouy, 75007 Paris
  • Interest: Connectivity & IT Services
  • Event dedicated to: AFNUM Members
  • Event upon Invitation

The Undercover Salon - by The Family

At The Family, with its luxurious Persian rugs and antique velvet armchairs, we’ll host a salon with the most visionary B2B entrepreneurs. Come debate the future of your professions, hear tales of relationships between corporations and startups, and nibble on canapés with inspiring founders. RSVP required.

7pm – 10pm

  • Address: 25 rue du Petit Musc 75004
  • Event dedicated to: Large groups (CDOs, CIOs)

HackerX Paris (Back-End/Data & Front-End) - by HackerX

Where developers meet: HackerX is the world’s largest invite-only networking & recruiting event for developers. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet with some of the world’s most innovative companies and fastest growing startups. The format is fun & casual face-to-face interviews of 5 minutes each.

WEDNESDAY 23RD MAY (Back-End/Data)
7pm – 10pm

  • Address: 28, Rue Jacques Ibert 92300 Levallois Perret France
  • Event dedicated to: Senior developers


Exhibition: The Art of Digital.

7pm – 10pm

  • Address: Hôtel d’Evreux, 19 place Vendôme, 75001 Paris
  • Interests: Retail & E-commerce
  • Event upon Invitation

Special Experience for VivaTech attendees at Le Drugstore Restaurant

The iconic Parisan restaurant, Le Drugstore, is offering a special deal exclusively for VivaTech attendees. Enjoy a return journey in a chauffeur driven Tesla to/from VivaTech to the restaurant. You can enjoy 3 course dinner by 3 star Michelin chef Eric Frechon and wine pairings from only 70€ or breakfast for only 19€ to give you the energy you need to get you through the day at VivaTech.


    • Address: 133 avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris
    • Interests: Funfunfun
    • RSVP: or +33 661 141 524

Discover AR and VR B2B applications

As part of the Vivatech side event, Le Pavillon will welcome you to present the many immersive use cases applicable for your company. You will experience demonstrations of various applications, while we will accompany you in your future projects!

5:30pm – 6:30pm
9am – 10am

  • Address: Le Pavillon, NUMA Ground Floor, 39 Rue du Caire 75002 Paris
  • Interest: AR & VR, B2B Services, Edtech & Talent & HR

Corporations : The missing piece of the African innovation puzzle ? - by Schoolab & Africarena

Schoolab in partnership with AfricArena proposes a soirée to explore the potential of African horizons. We want to look past unfounded fears and discuss the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead for our corporate community here in Europe so they may remain global leaders.

6:30pm – 9:30pm

  • Address: 21 rue de Cléry 75002 Paris, Openmind Kfé (5th floor)
  • Interest: Afric@Tech / Future Tech
  • Event dedicated to: Startups and large groups (C level, Africain’s department and innovation department)

Viva on the Docks

Viva on the Docks is the unmissable rendezvous to wind down after your day at VivaTech. As an afterwork, Flow and its terrasse will welcome you alongside the River Seine. Then, for the bravest, the party will continue at Debonair, Paris’ largest rooftop, and Garage, a Berlin style club. Event powered by UZIK & Calvi on the Rocks.

7pm – 4am

  • Address Part 1 (From 19:00 to 22:00): Flow, Quai d’Orsay
    Free access, one free drink for all VivaTech attendees and partners
  • Address Part 2 (From 22:00 to 04:00): Debonair and Garage, Quai d’Austerlitz
    Free access upon registration, one free drink for all VivaTech attendees and partners

Swiss 4 Tech

Reception at the Residence of the Swiss Ambassador, Mr Bernardino Regazzoni, dedicated to innovation, to start-up and to Swiss entrepreneurship. Mr Patrick Aebischer, President Emeritus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will discuss the elements that make Swiss an innovation land. A networking cocktail will follow.

7pm – 10pm

  • Address: Ambassade de Suisse, 142 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
  • Interest: Robotics & Drones / IoT & Big Data / Smartcities
  • Event dedicated toLarge Groupes, VCs, Investors, Entrepreneurs
  • Event in French language

Take a Drink on the Wild Side - by Lion

Intrapreneurs are explorers, clearing room for new sprouts within large corporations. Come follow their steps and discover their secrets to executing well: becoming an ambassador of innovation, convincing the executive committee and shareholders… A coach to Silicon Valley CEOs will also be among us with tips on freeing your inner ambitions.

7pm – 9pm

  • Address: Lion, 10 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris
  • Interests: Edtech & Talent / Funfunfun / CMO Forum
  • Event dedicated to: Large Groups : CDO / CIO / CMO / DRH

Cocktail - by YEDC

Reception @ Le Patio Coworking Paris by YEDC Christian Entrepreneurs & Leaders – the Innovation, Tech & Digital arm of EDC – a non-profit organization comprised of 3,000+ French Christian Entrepreneurs & Leaders who are passionate about driving the common good, developing people, growing their company and inspire others.
Event in French.

7pm – 10pm

  • Address: Le Patio Corworking Paris, 154 avenue Victor Hugo, 75116, Paris
  • Interests: Empowerment / Positive Impact
  • Event dedicated to: Startups, Corporates, VCs

Meetup @BeautyTechParis - Entrepreneurs talking to Entrepreneurs - by 50 Partners & Odile Roujol (Event in French)

@BeautyTech is a community of 350+ Beauty/Fashion Founders & Investors sharing their learnings.
Join us on Thursday 24th of May for the launching of @BeautyTechParis at Le Loft 50 Partners to share learnings between Beauty, Design and Fashion Tech lovers & entrepreneurs only.
We strongly believe that Diversity makes us stronger as a community.

7pm – 10pm

  • Address: Le Loft 50 Partners – 62 rue Rousseau 75001 Paris
  • Interests: Health & Wellbeing
  • Event dedicated to: Startups

Publicis Cinemas Private Screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story

For all Star Wars fans, trying to work out how you can catch the latest instalment of « Solo » during VivaTech? The Publicis Drugstore has the answer for you! They’ll be hosting a private screening for #VivaTech attendees on Thursday 24th May.


  • Address: 129 avenue des Champs-Élysées 75008 Paris
  • Interests: Funfunfun
  • RSVP:

Privacy Party - by Snips, Maif, Cozy Cloud, Fabernovel & Qwant

On May 25th, the digital power balance will shift towards European citizens with the coming-into-force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To fête this momentous occasion and set the tone for personal data protection around the world, we’re throwing a private (privacy) party. Celebrate your new rights and join us at the Mona Bismarck to cheers to your freedom of opting in.

9pm – 4am

  • Address: Mona Bismarck, 34 Avenue de New York, 75116 Paris
  • Interests: Positive Impact / Funfunfun
  • Event dedicated to: Startups, Corporates, VCs, Influencers, Media
  • Event upon Invitation

Blockchain Influencers Breakfast

You are cordially invited to join us for a Blockchain Influencers Breakfast, hostedby W-SOURCE and sponsored by Spring Legal on the 25th of May. What’s in the program? We have invited industry experts, VC’s crypto funds, scholars, creatives, leading blockchains, DLT’s, lawyers and consultants and other influencers. Yossi Vardi, the God Father of the Israeli StartupNation will be our guest of honor for this breakfast. *Program 8.00-8.30 Breakfast 8.30-8.40 Introduction 8.40-9.00 Showcasing Israeli Blockchain Ecosystem 9.00-9.10 Blockchain Use Cases: from Crypto to Creative, via Supply Chain 9.10-9.20 The Choice of Blockchain 9.2 0-9.30 Q&A with industry leaders: prepare your questions! 9.30-10.00 Networking

8am – 10am

  • Interests: Blockchain
  • Event upon Invitation: please contact

Vivatech Business Tour in the Paris Region

This business tour is designed for international start-uppers. We invite them to visit two emblematic sites of the French entrepreneurial ecosystem: the Snips famous IA French start-up, founded 5 years ago by Rand Hindi and Station F, the largest campus of start-ups in the world!

1:15pm – 5pm

  • Address: In the Paris Region. Departure from Vivatech, Porte de Versailles
  • Interests: AI & Machine Learning / Startup Academy / Funfunfun
  • Event dedicated to: International startups

Startups Gathering cocktail by WeWork & Vivatech

WeWork & VivaTech present Startups Night: the after party to the VivaTech conference on Friday, May 25th starting 7.00 pm at WeWork Colisée – WeWork’s latest community in Paris. Please join us as we take over the rooftop of WeWork Colisée for cocktails, canapés, music, magic and more.

7pm – 11pm

  • Address: WeWork Colisée
  • Interests: Funfunfun / Empowerment / Entertainment
  • Event dedicated to: Startups
  • Event upon Invitation

Sensefiction Day Paris - by makesense

Come participate to the first worldwide Sensefiction, a creativity workshop to solve a social and environmental challenge by creating your own social startup in just one day. This year theme: circular and solidar Olympic Games for 2024! You want to make next olympics the first big scale zero waste event? LET’S GO!


  • Interests: Smartcities / Positive Impact
  • Event dedicated to: Startups and all citizens who wish to launch a project with a real impact