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ODDO BHF Young entrepreneurs Awards

Recognising and supporting YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS



Celebrating and supporting those who make the future of tomorrow

True to the entrepreneurial values that underpin its success, the independent European financial group ODDO BHF is turning the spotlight on the most promising incubated start-ups in France, Germany and Switzerland. The aim of the ODDO BHF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS AWARDS is to guide and support the winning start-ups through financial assistance, and coaching from ODDO BHF Group experts and specialists: experienced entrepreneurs, business angels, media partners, etc.

Key figures 2023

150 applying startups

5 winners

60k€ endowment

80 jury members

35 partner incubators


ODDO BHF Young Entrepreneurs Awards. Talent, revealed.


Innovation award

Rewards the most disruptive startup for its ability to stay ahead of the game thanks to its advanced problem-solving capabilities.


Social and
environmental award

Rewards a project for its social and/or environmental commitment and whose business model is designed to address current issues with measurable impact.


Incentive award

Rewards a young startup demonstrating a high potential for future success.


Public award

Rewards the startup selected by the audience present at the Awards ceremony, out of the ten final pitching entrepreneurs.


entre­preneurship award

Rewarding the best entrepreneurial project founded or co-founded by at least one woman. This prize is co-organised with Ladies Bank, the committed community that takes a feminine perspective on investment and wealth management.


Jury’s award

Rewards the favorite startup of our final jury. The prize will be awarded to the most appealing project to this demanding panel.



A check worth between €5,000 and €20,000 depending on the award.


A personalised coaching in wealth structuring and investment by ODDO BHF Private Banking experts.


A one-year dedicated mentoring programme and privileged access to the ODDO BHF network, which includes major organisations such as BPI and France Fintech.

Media exposure

An increased visibility thanks to multiple media relays around the Awards, including a podcast or an interview with one of our media partners.


Privileged access to the entire ODDO BHF network, including certain clients and potential investors.

2024 Final jury

Benoît Habert

Deputy Managing Director, Dassault Group

Guillaume Houzé

Member of the executive board,
Image and Communication Director of the Galeries Lafayette group

Chairman & Founder of Motier Venture

Iris Knobloch

President of the Cannes Film Festival

Partner incubators

They talk about us

BFM Business

Nelson Mobility with Frédéric Mazella

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B Smart

2023 Winners on Bsmart show

Nelson Mobility Circul'Egg Fullsoon ClearSpace


The finalists at the microphone of Laura Tenoudji



Article of 06/02/2023

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B Smart

TV program Smart Bourse of 03/03/2023

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BFM Business

TV program Good Morning Business of 03/03/2023 (starting from 12’26)

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J’aime les startups

Article of 01/31/2023

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Les Echos Entrepreneurs

Article of the 02/28/2023

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