The Start-up Pass

€855 + TVA

Discover new partners, revenue streams and ideas with The Start-up Pass. Exclusively for companies who are creating products that leverage technology to offer something new or to perform an existing task in a novel way.

The Start-up Pass includes

The Cannes Lions Start-up Pass provides a full delegate pass to eligible applicants. It offers a unique opportunity for newly emerging, technology companies to capitalise on all that Cannes Lions has to offer.


  • All Cannes Lions talks and award shows
  • Access to Closing Party on Fri 21 June

Additional pass benefits

  • Fixed price airport taxi fares and restaurant meals
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi across the city
  • Official festival app
  • Entry to Sponsored Cabanas, Cannes Lions Beach, Networking Lounge and Festival Fringe
  • Daily happy hour networking drinks and the Closing Party
  • Access to The Work for one month, post-festival

Who can apply

Limited passes are available and issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Companies will be notified once the panel have decided and reserve the right to reject companies who do not meet the criteria. Eligible companies will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Start-ups incorporated within the last five years
  • Less than €5 million funding generated
  • Must have a working prototype of tech that enhances/enables branded communications
  • Cannes Lions 2019 Start-Up Accreditation closes on 31 May

Why come to Cannes Lions

Innovation at Cannes Lions is the perfect place for Start-ups to begin their journey at the festival. it features talks from the makers, hackers, disruptors and scientists changing the face of communications.

Explore the festival for inspiration from the creative industry's leading minds.

"The most powerful creative minds in the world come to Cannes Lions."

Jayanta Jenkins

Global Group Creative Director, Twitter

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