Take part in the Startup Challenge 2022

A startup challenge designed for students in the Ecoles Centrale Group with an entrepreneurial project.

From February 1, 2022 to March 30, 2022 All day

Startup challenge 2022
Startup challenge 2022

The Startup Challenge rewards high potential entrepreneurial projects and is open to all students of the Écoles Centrale Group. It is a unique experience to test your project and gain visibility. It is also a unique opportunity to pitch to a jury, to benefit from a mentoring programme and to meet the alumni network.

Submit your application and fly off with your team to the final in Seattle in October 2022!

Competition dates

  • 1 February to 30 March: round #1 - call for applications
  • May: projects selected for the kick-off of round #2
  • July: 3 finalists will be announced
  • 22 October: awards ceremony in Seattle


  • 1st prize $15 000
  • 2nd prize $5 000
  • 3rd prize $2 000

& return flights for the finalists

Eligibility criteria

  • You must form a complete team
  • At least one of the founders must be currently enrolled at one of the Écoles Centrale Group schools
  • Clear idea of your offering and the market
  • In the R&D phase or with a first version of the product (ideally a trial to come or in the process of being launched)
  • A clear business model
  • A realistic and well-tested business plan


Practical information

Published on March 22, 2022 Updated on September 5, 2023