For 60% of startups*, the main challenge is finding the right employees. From now until 2020, according to the European Commission, 500,000 tech sector jobs on the European continent will be left unfilled due to lack of candidates*.

* Source Les Echos/France Digitale.

The Startup Life dedicated program track

Over three days at VivaTech on the Start Up Stage (Hall 1)

Discover the world of startups, with reports from the front lines and all the tools and strategies for startup growth.

Targeted initiatives

The Talent Connect platform: For the fourth consecutive year at VivaTech, the dedicated online job board developed and maintained by ManpowerGroup features 1,000+ job postings and this year seeks to draw 7,500 applications. (In 2018: 4.500 applications for 700 job offers posted by 100 organizations).

Talent Center in Hall 2 : A new 200-sq-metrespace for on-site job interviews, coaching sessions, online tests for all job skills and a conference program dedicated to career guidance

36-hours hackathon: Organized by VivaTech and TechCrunch, bringing together 1,000 hackers, with a EUR 5,000 prize awarded by TechCrunch and a pass for TechCrunch Disrupts Berlin in 2019 and for the 2020 edition of VivaTech.

Inclusive initiatives: with NQT to coach young people lacking access to digital technologies and the job market, and with ParisCode and Tumo Paris to introduce young people to coding and to discovering new ways to learn

60+ business schools, engineering schools and partner universities: With numerous stands in Hall 1 and more than 20,000 visitors expected over the three days of the event.

Next StartUpper Challenge: A new initiative from VivaTech to encourage entrepreneurship among students, and to support their projects and give them a chance to win a startup corner at VivaTech 2020