Launch of the 2023 Next Innov Prize for BtoB startups

Monday, 6 march 2023

Applications are open until April 3, 2023 for the 6th edition of the Next Innov competition organized by Banque Populaire and Maddyness.

The aim of the Prize is to identify and support startups providing the most innovative BtoB solutions currently available on the market. Candidates must satisfy a number of conditions to apply: be a French startup based in France having already demonstrated proof of concept and have at least one viable product with several users. All types of products and services provided by startups helping companies to enhance their everyday performance are welcome, irrespective of the specialist area of their services and tools: legal affairs, HR, marketing, productivity, financial or administrative management.

A total of three prizes will be awarded to the winners selected by a panel of acknowledged professionals. In addition to being promoted within the Banque Populaire network’s Next Innov ecosystem and benefitting from a media plan on Maddyness, each winning startup will receive a cash prize of €10,000, €5,000, and €4,000 respectively. The winner of the 2nd prize will receive 10 hours of coaching from Seventure Partners while the winner of the 3rd prize will benefit from a Growth Diagnosis conducted by Bpifrance

The competition will also give three citations to socially committed startups or startups that offer innovative solutions generating a positive impact, in addition to companies enjoying strong potential for international development.

The public vote will take place from May 15 to June 2, followed by the presentations delivered by the 10 short-listed startups and the organization of the prize-giving ceremony on June 5 in Paris. Watch a video of the testimonies of previous prizewinners.