Graine d’Entrepreneur

Sparking the desire to become an entrepreneur

Startup Weekend

From the idea to the project

Concours Création d’Entreprise

From the project to the creation

Get in the Ring

From the creation to acceleration

Graine d’Entrepreneur

Contact : Franck Musso –


The idea of Graine d’Entrepreneur comes from a simple observation : the youth of today are incredibly creative and want to discover new things. Our role is to initiate young people and show what an entrepreneur truly does.


In collaboration with the National Education department and the Lycée Albert 1er, around 15 business owners act as « mentors » for a morning. The aim is to transmit their professional experience to final year high school students in order to create a virtual project.


Our aim is to help young people to develop a taste for entrepreneurship, for creation and to move from an idea to the visualisation of the project. A person who has imagination and who brings life to projects is totally transformed and will be able to reproduce this in the future on a greater scale.

Startup Weekend Monaco

Contact : Cécile BICHON –

The Startup Weekend is a global event concept with 54 hours to move from a strong idea to the creation of a company!

It is organised by JCI Monaco, supported by mentors, successful entrepreneurs, personalities and a prestigious jury.

The aim of this event is to train, via interactive sessions, a large community with similar centres of interest to help understand how enterprises evolve and enable leaders to express themselves from the very start of a project.


Teams created
Attendees and fans
Events to this day
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A web developer
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A marketer
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A graphic designer
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An entrepreneur
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A designer
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A developer

Who takes part?


The Startup Weekend Monaco is open to anybody with an innovative idea or with a creative spirit and wishing to take part in a fabulous adventure. It brings together a host of attendees from all horizons, from students to professionals, entrepreneurs,  engineers, marketing and communication experts but also creators, graphic designers, project leaders, lawyers, accountants…

The aim is to bring together the strengths and core competencies of each person to build a diverse and effective team. Besides, the mentors will coach and advise each team to launch each initiative on solid grounding. To sum it up, all the ingredients of success are there!

Concours de Création d’Entreprise

Contact : Robert BOISBOUVIER – 

For more than 20 years, JCI Monaco has encouraged the spirit of entrepreneurship in Monaco by organising the Business Plan Competition with the support of the Monegasque government.

The prizes

A government grant of 66.000€ to be shared between the winners, as well as the “Monaco Success Box” (goods and services) offered by our partners.

  • The Government Prize for the best project: a 40.000-euro government grant and the Monaco Success Box.
  • The JCI Monaco prize for the second-best project: a 21.000-euro government grant and the Monaco Success Box.


The competition is open to all business creators aged 18 to 40, involved in all business sectors : industry, trade, services etc…

Get in The Ring Monaco

Contact :

An international contest to elect the best global startup

Get in The Ring is an international event grouping talented start-ups divided into three categories depending on their value/turnover, ranging from under 1 million $ to over 10 million $. There is no monetary prize but it gives huge visibility to the winning project and an opportunity to increase the international scope of the company. This experience also helps link the best global start-ups to potential investors and meet professionals and clients.

Why take part?

We offer our candidates plenty of opportunities:

  • A large amount of potential fans such as investors, entrepreneurs, talents, dedicated experts
  • International visibility with a network of 100 countries
  • An exciting and memorable moment via a unique experience
  • Direct access to the global final.

What makes the concept unique?

It’s a one on one battle of pitches between two start-ups. The battle is made up of 5 rounds and finishes with a Q and A session. The judges and the audience decide on the winner. After a quick introduction, each candidate has 30 seconds to defend his project around the following topics: team, achievements, type of company and market study, financial strategy and a topic of your choice.

Requirements to take part

Can you see yourself alone in a ring, taking part in a one on one battle, supported by the cheers of your fans? Do you satisfy the conditions below? Then give it a go!

  • Innovative and evolving idea/business type
  • Project launched less than 8 years ago
  • Pitch only in English

Entrepreneurship with Crédit Agricole Monaco

Present in the Principality since 1990, Crédit Agricole Provence Côte d’ Azur in Monaco offers its clients all the services of a private bank.

Crédit Agricole Monaco, Monaco’s largest bank by equity capital, relies on the strength of one of the world’s largest banking groups to offer you quality services tailored to your needs.