Post VivaTech 2018 Startups Survey Results

More than three-quarters* of startups attending Viva Technology report positive business outcomes

As preparations ramp up for the fourth edition of Viva Technology, which takes place 16-18 May at Porte de Versailles in Paris, a new study confirms that the world’s rendezvous for startups and innovation is on track to accomplish its main mission: helping startups to accelerate their business.

79% of startups surveyed report that their attendance at Viva Technology had a positive impact on their professional activities, particularly when they had a stand at the three-day event (90.2%).

These startups say attendance at VivaTech provided the following overall benefits:

  • They made inspirational/rewarding connections (93.7%).
  • They effectively monitored markets and new technologies (87.3%).
  • They sourced interesting solutions for their business (74.2%).

Among the more specific benefits:

  • 84% of the startups met potential investors.
  • 34% moved on to the next level and secured investment for their project.

But also, more precisely:

  • 47.4% were able to test their business model.
  • 44.4% took on board new methodologies (recruiting techniques, international development, fundraising preparation…).

And lastly :

  • 90.6% saw an increase in notoriety post-VivaTech.
  • 61.2% saw a direct increase in their media coverage.

Where are they now?
A few examples of successful outcomes of startups hosted by VivaTech’s major partners in their Labs** at the 2018 edition:

  • Enerbee (energy / connected devices) hosted on the SNCF Lab
    Capital raised: EUR 2.2 million in October 2018
  • Hivency (influence marketing) hosted on the TF1 Lab TF1.
    Capital raised: EUR 2.5 million in October 2018
  • Notify (customer relations) hosted on the AccorHotels Lab
    Capital raised: EUR 1 million in October 2018

2019 Startup Challenges: Only one month left for applications!
Startups from around the world are invited to apply on VivaTech’s online platform ( with innovative solutions to the Challenges of leading companies in their sectors. The deadline for applications: 15 February 2019. The list of selected startups will be announced in March. Prizes include an exhibition space on a Lab hosted by one of VivaTech’s major partners.

For more information about the 2019 Startup Challenges:


Béatrice Germain -
Léa Roos - +33 (0)1 44 82 45 49 -

*According to a survey conducted at the end of 2018 by the GoudLink market research firm polling 482 startups attending Viva Technology in 2016, 2017 and 2018


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