Application ending Sunday 22 December

Stand right under Grand Palais’ prestigious glass dome, surrounded by luscious greenery, and present your solution to an audience of over 150 leading industry experts, investors, media and potential partners.

3 minutes to shine and make a lasting impression

Every hour, a specific theme or pressing global issue will be addressed and 8 to 10 selected entrepreneurs
will have the chance to pitch their relevant solution in English to the audience and to a top-level jury.

Why pitch at ChangeNOW ?


  • Gain exposure and increase your chances of raising funds and scaling your solution by pitching for 3 minutes in English in front of 150+ professionals, investors and potential partners & customers
  • Exchange with a jury of 3 to 5 experts, impact investors, media and top influencers during your pitch’s Q&A session
  • Connect with top partners from the most renowned impact investing funds and VCs in Europe, directors of innovation and C-level executives in fortune 500 companies, chief editors in business & large media groups, top influencers and other industry experts
  • Get on-site coaching before your pitch and get feedback by members of the jury after your pitch
  • Get yourself on the map by featuring in the Press & Investors Book available to all investors and media participating to ChangeNOW

Who can pitch at ChangeNOW ?

Entrepreneurs in the process of raising capital, with an existing, innovative, replicable and financially viable solution are all welcome to apply to pitch in the Garden Stage.
Your solution should address one of the 10 following topics :
  • Circular Economy
  • Changing Habits
  • Health and well being
  • Sustainable Fashion & Luxury
  • Sustainable cities and green mobility
  • Clean energy
  • Ocean and Water
  • Food, agriculture & biodiversity
  • Inclusion and education
  • Tech for Good

Take a unique opportunity to scale your project
and to grow your impact!

If you have any question please contact the pitch coordinator at julien@changenow-summit.com

Jury participating this year :

Committed TV presenter and producer
Journalist, author and documentary-maker
Editor at large,  Techcrunch
Gaia Capital Partners
Ellen McArthur Foundation
Startup Bootcamp
Partner, RAISE Impact
Head of Sustainability and Responsibility, Chivas Brothers
Social Impact Ventures, Investment Manager
Ananda Capital, Founder
Impact Partenaires, Managing Partner
Alstom, Vice-President Sustainability & CSR
Veolia, Partenariats et Relations Startup @ NovaVeolia
Maze-Impact, Head of Acceleration
Angel Square, Investment Manager
PYMWYMIC, Investement Manager
Founder Institute, Climate Impact Director
Forbes France, Co-Founder and CMO
Cleantech Open, Executive Director
Network for Global Innovation, President & CEO
Médiatrice de l'Education nationale et de l'Enseignement supérieur
Business Insider France, Chief Editor
Fédération Française de la Mode et du Prêt à porter, President
Jim Totty Jury Clean Energy, Jury Circular Economy - Managing Partner at Earth Capital UK