Start-up competition

Paris Blockchain Week Start-up is a competition between the most promising web3 projects. The goal is to put the spotlight on web3 start-ups with high potential, providing them with unique exposure, feedback from reputable investors, and eventually walk away with funding from leading VCs!

As an investor, you will be the first to discover and have the opportunity to invest early in web3 start-ups with high potential. Get exclusive access to 100+ pre-screened decks, choose the 15 finalists to pitch during Investors Day, and connect with talented founders directly via the networking app.

1 - Submission

Start-ups have until Feb. 15th to apply. Web3 must be a core component of your product, your start-up is less than 3 years old, and you’ve raised less than 3M€.

2 - selection

Feb 27th - March 15th

The competition will kick off with a 3-week online stage, where investors and the jury will assess 100+ pre-screened projects within their scope of investment. They will pick their favorite ones and give them their best tips & feedback to shine during Investors Day.

3 - start-up pitch

March 20th

Finalist founders will deliver their straightforward Start-up pitch, followed by a brief Q&A session. Experts of the Jury will be on-stage after the pitch to give their insight and disclose their grades. Investors will also be able to ask their questions and eventually move forward through 1:1 in-depth discussions with founders.

4 - Finals

The top 3 start-ups will pitch in front of Paris Blockchain Week Summit attendees.

The jury & sponsors

The Jury is made up of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders of the web3 industry, whose names will be revealed shortly


  • Unique opportunity to meet, network, and discuss tech and deals with 150+ insightful investors.
  • Be the first to find and invest early in web3 start-ups with high potential.
  • Get exclusive access to 100+ screened Start-up decks (all decks on demand).
  • Participate in the Start-Up Competition Selection and pick the 15 finalists to pitch during Investors Day.
  • Attend the 15 finalist's pitches session and get the expert's comments and vision on the matter.
  • Connect with talented founders and other investors during the event and via our networking app, and move forward through 1:1 in-depth discussions.
  • Get a clear agenda for all startup pitching, value proposition, and Jury comments.
  • Be identified as a key actor in the sector by sharing your expertise as a Jury member*.
  • Gain visibility with your name & logo featured during the event, on our website, and in the VC brochure*.

* These benefits are subject to discussion with the PBW team. Leave us a comment here if you're interested

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  • Get unique exposure to 150+ leading VCs, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and the broad ecosystem of web3 builders.
  • Be coached, challenged, and get valuable feedback from notorious builders of the web3 space.
  • Secure funding and backing from reputable investors.
  • Win a booth at Paris Blockchain Week Summit, access to the private investors cocktail event, and pitch in front of thousands of attendees at PBWS Closing**.
  • Get direct access to investors via our networking app, and move forward through 1:1 in-depth discussions.
  • Put your solution to the test and improve your pitching skills.
  • Win valuable Grants and Prizes from our sponsors (coaching sessions, subscriptions, devices, marketing consulting, legal advice sessions, etc...).

** These prizes are reserved for the 3 winners of the Start-Up competition.

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