Festival des entrepreneurs: 30 dates for the Big Tour 2022

Bpifrance is thinking even bigger for its Big Tour 2022. The Festival of Entrepreneurs will meet French people at some thirty stops in all regions of France, including Corsica and the French Overseas Departments and Territories. Events, conferences and concerts will follow one another, accompanied this time by an area entirely dedicated to training.

The Big Tour 2022: revitalizing the entrepreneurial spirit in France

The Big Tour is back in France from March 5 to September 20, 2022. This extraordinary event, organized by Bpifrance, aims to promote French entrepreneurial know-how and encourage careers in industry, technology and innovation. It will take place in some 30 stages, compared with 24 last year, with visits to cities in the spring and autumn, and to seaside resorts in the summer. The event kicks off on March 5 in the Grand Est region of France.

The Festival of Entrepreneurs involves all the communities animated by the public bank:

  • French Fab for industry;
  • French Tech for startups;
  • the French Touch for culture and creativity;
  • French Care for health and care;
  • The Green Rooster for companies committed to the energy transition, renewable energy and greentech;
  • Leaders for the sports industry.

4 festival highlights

From March 5 to September 20, each stage will feature events, demonstrations, conferences and concerts, highlighting the richness of the local area. More specifically, each stage will be marked by four highlights:

  1. The Vive ta Ville program will be broadcast live on Bpifrance's social networks, and will feature contributions from more than 300 personalities (VSEs, local SMEs, ETIs, major groups, elected representatives, artists, sportsmen and women).
  2. The employment village: for this 2022 edition, a space dedicated to employment has been created, with job offers, training or internships, and meetings with national or local entrepreneurs. An "Employment" truck will also be set up during the festival, offering a complete itinerary for obtaining information, creating a video CV, consulting and applying for offers. Recruiters wishing to submit job offers and possibly meet candidates can contact the Big Tour organizers directly.
  3. The Innovation Village will enable participants to discover French know-how in innovation, industry and the environment, through a wide range of activities (escape game, augmented reality, treasure hunt, etc.).
  4. The French Tech concert: concerts will be held every evening, featuring the best of The Voice All Stars. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary.

So, this year, the Big Tour resembles a real Tour de France, with some thirty stages from March to autumn.