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Open innovation: discover the BNP Paribas BivwAk! programmes offering support for start-ups at Station F, the world’s largest incubator

An active and constant supporter of Fintechs, Greentechs and Insurtechs around the world, BNP Paribas is a major player in the start-up ecosystem. As part of its open innovation dynamic, the Group has established partnerships with major players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in France and internationally (Station F, Edhec Entrepreneurs, Plug and Play, etc.). In fact, since 2017, it has been present at Station F (Paris) – considered the largest start-up campus in the world – with its BivwAk! incubation and acceleration programmes, dubbed B! UP. More details and interviews below.

At the heart of BNP Paribas’ internal entrepreneurial ecosystem

BivwAk! and its B! UP programmes are at the heart of the BNP Paribas internal ecosystem, serving entrepreneurs, such as WAI, Act For Impact, BNP Paribas Développement, Opera Tech Ventures, Impact Investing, C Lab, Innovative companies and Banque Privée, etc. What are the B! UP programmes all about? Meeting with Marie Maffre, Head of BivwAk! Open Innovation, and with 3 start-ups benefiting from these programmes: Sopht, CleanMob and Siko Mobility.

Interview with Marie Maffre, BivwAk!: how we support start-ups via our programmes hosted at Station F


Sopht, CleanMob and Siko Mobility: interviews with 3 start-ups supported by BNP Paribas B! UP programmes

Call for applications: from 3 June, impact start-ups can apply for the new season of the Act for Impact incubator

  • What sets Act For Impact apart? We go beyond business support to help embed social and environmental responsibility into the very foundations of the start-up - from the concept through to operations.
  • Who can participate? We are calling on all impact champions - associations or companies - which have produced a minimum viable product (MVP) with a positive social or environmental impact... or both!
  • How long does support last and what kind of support? Our tailored 12-month programme provides the tools and support needed to launch and grow the start-up. 

If you want to join us, feel free to apply! 

APPLY ON LINE TO act for impact 

Focus on the innovative initiatives of Plan A and Mistral AI, thanks to the B! UP Accelerate programme

Discover how generative AI and sustainability are reshaping finance! 

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