Publicis 90 Startup Fund
Publicis Groupe is celebrating its 90th anniversary with Publicis 90, a fund and mentorship program that is expected to raise €10 million ($10.9 million) for 90 startups, digital projects and ideas.
— Publicis Groupe (@PublicisGroupe) 2 Février 2016
There are 2 levels of selection:
- At a regional level (Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe-Middle East and Africa), all the over 76,000 employees of Publicis Groupe will be invited to vote on the most promising projects.
- A jury of experts in each region will then shortlist the best projects selected by the employees. Next, a global jury will review the shortlisted projects and select the 90 who will be a part of Publicis90.
In addition to funding, the Publicis 90 winning statups will receive one year of mentoring with experts in marketing, communication and digital and an invitation to participate in Viva Technology Paris, a major global start-up connect taking place from June 30 to July 2, 2016.