A global startup competition


Connect and expand

Americas Europe APAC

The Startup Tour is a leading competition targeting all entrepreneurs willing to expand globally.

You are a startup in biotech, health, SaaS, cybersecurity, beauty, blockchain, energy, education, fashion, security, services or others, we will connect you to our network!


Your journey starts with your pitch

The Startup Tour is a unique opportunity to connect and pitch in front of a powerful audience of business leaders based in Europe, Americas and APAC. The 3 regional competitions are supported by the strong network of FrenchFounders community with its 3500 + members and leaders.

3 Continents
12 Cities
60 Selected startups
80 Mentors

Why applying to the competition?

To increase your visibility

Pitch in front of media, jury members, mentors, a unique business ecosystem.

To be introduced to key business leaders

Meet investors, VCs, corporate leaders, officials, influencers, entrepreneurial partners.

To expand in your selected market

Grow in the region you chose thanks to the support of skilled mentors.


Where & how to apply?

Apply to the competition in the region you want to expand and start interacting with an exclusive business community.

Application rules
Pick the region where you wish to grow your business

UK based startup wishing to grow in China? Select the APAC competition.

Complete the regional application process

Please fill in the questionnaire which will take 20 minutes only.

Pitch, connect and win!

After being selected by a committee, pitch to the local competition. If you win, you will attend the Final!

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It is a stunningly well organized event that helps a startup engage with the right folks to take their mission forward.

Mayur Saxena
CEO @Droicelabs

There truly are no losers and only winners for all participants in the Startup Tour because the training and mentoring received by all is extremely beneficial. In addition, Storefront received significant press coverage!

Mohamed Haouache
CEO @Storefront

They talk about FrenchFounders

Our team

The FrenchFounders team

International and entrepreneurial are in our DNA as we help business leaders to connect and gather within our business club. We know how important and efficient it is to get the right connection at the right moment when growing your business: FrenchFounders makes it happen.

We decided three years ago to launch the Startup Tour, to bolster the business connections between startups, corporates and investors. We launched a one of kind competition where pitching is just the beginning of an impactful journey.