In collaboration with Banque Populaire, the Pépite network has just created Pépite Factory, an association grouping current and former students-entrepreneurs to help young company creators in their administrative, legal and financial formalities.
The Pépite Factory system is designed to facilitate the creation of companies by students and/or young graduates with the national status of student-entrepreneur. Since the creation of this status in 2014 to support the creation of a company while still benefitting from the advantages of the student status, over 6,000 young entrepreneurs joined the adventure.
Three steps to benefit from the new Pépite Factory system:
- File your project on the dedicated platform opened online by Pépite France;
- Projects are reviewed by a jury composed by members of the Pépite network;
- Projects are selected to benefit from support from the Banque Populaire of the region concerned for the creation of a company.
Laureates will receive an aid to boost the creation of their company. The Pépite Factory system offers to
- undertake administration formalities,
- take charge of the registration charges of the future company
- open a dedicated bank account.
In addition, you can also run for the Prix PEPITE contest (5th edition in 2018)
Originally, the Prix Pépite is organised by the ministry in charge of higher education in collaboration with the Caisse des Dépôts fund with, as an objective, the creation of innovative companies by students and/or by young graduates. The idea is to reward the best innovative projects from PÉPITE ("Pôles étudiants pour l’innovation, le transfert et l’entrepreneuriat", Student Centre for Innovation, Transfer and Entrepreneurship)
Please note that this year, registrations will close on June 12.
Who are Pépites for?
Any student or young graduate of higher education aged between 18 and 28 can participate, regardless of nationality. They must present a creation project of an innovative company and be or have been included in the student-entrepreneur national status.
What project can become a Pépite?
Any project of company creation on the French territory focused on technological or non-technological innovation may be presented.