Startup42 is a non-profit accelerator designed
by EPITA to offer hacker teams with a good idea the skills and opportunities
they need to become startup founders.
Twice a year, 7 new startups are accelerated by
SU42 during a 4-month program. These startups are selected for their skills,
their cohesion, their mindset, their vision of the market, their fit with the
market and, eventually, their startup idea. To be able to apply to Startup42,
there needs to be at least one founder in charge of coding the first version of
During the acceleration the startups find some
help to: go from a good idea to a minimum viable product, validate their
initial market hypothesis, and present their product to the world. These goals
are achieved through the following services: serendipity mentorship from
entrepreneurs; workshops with experts from specific industry fields; sessions
with investors and corporates; a community working space within the EPITA
campus; and 500k€ in perks from our partners.
A 30mn individual office hour
with the member in charge of their progress at Startu42+ an external
mentor as often as possible.
A 1h30 group weekly review with
all the other participants to share learnings and progress. This fosters peer learning and peer pressure.
On average three 1h30 group
mentor-sessions where an industry expert or a successful entrepreneur
teaches them and challenges them in small groups
At the beginning of the program
each startup goes through the 2-weeks kickoff to learn basic knowledge on:
lean startup methodology, design, analytics, human interaction, pitching,
growth hacking, and startup processes
web entrepreneur toolbox.
We typically bring over 40 mentors over the course of 4 months and that have individual interactions with the startups.
Open space with desks and chairs you can use 24/7/365. Access to 5 meeting rooms, a printer and WIFI.
At the end of the program
Startup42 organises a Demo Day for each startup
€500 000 worth of perks negotiated with our partners (including
Amazon, Google, Mailjet and many more). The team is constantly here to provide
support. We often have free sits or discounts with startup events happening
during the year.
One day of free service for each startup with 3ie a web and mobile