Startup Program

Startup Program Pitch Contest 2021

In 2021, OVHcloud continues on its ambitious path to support cloud-native companies and technological innovation all over the world. In June this year, we are organizing a global pitch contest and showcasing eight startups along with their innovative and problem-solving technology.

Do you have what it takes to be crowned winner of the 2021 OVHcloud Startup Program Pitch Contest?

If so, submit your 3-minute pitch right here before midnight on Sunday, 6 June 2021. Be persuasive and you’ll be in with a chance to win our cash prize of 10 000 euros, 1-1 mentorship with Michel Paulin, OVHcloud CEO and Malgorzata Ratajska-Grandin, Start-up program Director.



3 May 2021: Entries Open for submitting your Pitch
6 June 2021: Deadline for submitting your Pitch
9 June 2021: Finalists Announcement and Start of Public Voting
15 June 2021: Final Pitch and Q&A with International Judges
27 June 2021: Public Voting Closes
30 June 2021: Pitch Contest Winner Announced

Pitch Contest Application

Applications have now closed!

Meet Our Judges

2020 Winnner

OMNY Cloud Startup Pitch Contest Winner's

During last year's OVHcloud Ecosystem Experience, we organised a Startup Pitch Contest and the French startup Omny cloud won! Discover in this interview how the 2 co-founders, Félix Perreau and Augustin Gaillot, feel about the result and why they chose to collaborate with OVHcloud from the start.

How to Apply & Other Questions

How do I apply?

  • Fill in the application form and provide us with a video of a two-to-three-minute pitch in English. One person should present the pitch in landscape mode (e.g., from a computer on a desk).
  • It can be as formal or casual as you like! We recommend using supporting slides to help communicate your ideas. Note: we are not accepting pre-recorded promo videos.
  • Describe your team and articulate your mission clearly.
  • Highlight the challenge you are seeking to address, include some key milestones, and make your ambitions known!
  • Highlight how you use, or intend to use, technology in an exciting and innovative way.
  • Let us know how you would invest the 10 000 euros prize money!?
  • If you have any additional questions, please get in touch @

What are the criteria?

  • Startups with a cloud-hosted digital product or service
  • Startups who launched less than 5 years ago, preferably with at least initial traction (e.g., MVP, traction or seed stage)
  • Startups with fewer than 100 employees
  • Startups who take advantage of OVHcloud infrastructure or intend to

What is the stake?

  • The winner will take home a cheque worth 10 000 euros
  • The winner will also access to 1-1 mentoring with Michel Paulin, OVHcloud CEO and Malgorzata Ratajska-Grandin, Start-up program Director
  • All finalists will be invited to OVHcloud Annual Conference Ecosystem Experience
  • All finalists will get direct access or extension within the OVHcloud Startup Program and increased visibility via OVHcloud communication channels
  • Great branding publicity opportunity for all finalists during public voting
  • Special prize from our supporting partners
  • We are updating the prize list each week

Supporting Partners

YBF     Dennemeyer     Capitalpilot  


Venture Cafe     Bond Innov Growth Marketing Studio


Pitch Contest

OVHcloud Startup Program

Since 2015, over 1,800 startups and scaleups from across the globe have benefited from the OVHcloud Startup Program and our ecosystem.