2019 Pépites des PEPITES: the beautiful story of the student start-up Barapapa at VivaTech


Barapapa, a startup from PSL-Pépite, is one of the ten companies selected to participate in the Pitch Contest of the 2019 Viva Technology Pépites des PEPITES ceremony.

prix Pépites des Pépites 2019

Investors, representatives of major companies, coaches, student entrepreneurs, members of the PEPITE network (Pôle Etudiants pour l'Innovation, le Transfert et l'Entrepreneuriat) will meet on May 17 at VivaTech to celebrate and challenge the 10 most beautiful stories of student entrepreneurs.

The Pépites des PEPITES ceremony, placed under the high patronage of the President of the Republic, is now an annual event. Holders or alumni of the National Student-Entrepreneur Status, regional or national winners of the Prix Pépite, the Emergence competition or the i-Lab competition are selected to participate.

After YesPark and Never Eat Alone in 2018, it is the turn of "Barapapa", whose two founders are alumni of the PSL-Pepite program, to defend and present the beautiful story of their project that has become a reality.  The concept of this start-up is as simple as it is original: to create a meeting place in Paris for families and friends of all ages where Street Food and entertainment are mixed. The Barapapa thus invites Parisians who wish to free themselves from the daily worries of the banks of the Seine on sunny days.

PSL is pleased with this great success as the PSL-Pépite program launches its call for applications for the 2019 school year, to continue to prepare the Pépites of tomorrow...


Created in 2014, it is one of the 29 student centers for French innovation, transfer and entrepreneurship. It aims to give students the skills, services and support they need to carry out their project and proposes:

Access to the PSL-Lab
Student Entrepreneur degree at PSL-Pépite (D2E)
The PSL-Starter program