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Our mission

EveRest start-up studio cofounds and actively supports newly built companies developing in the REST (Recreation, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism) industries. We provide support in the form of an access to funds, guidance by a team of sectorial coaches, a network of corporate experts and a campus.

Join the EveRest adventure via one of our two programs!

We want you

Budget 2022 - 2023 : €3 Million

Entrepreneur at heart, do you want to pursue your ambitions ?

Join our dynamic and ambitious structure. To register for the GOCLIMB 2022 program, please send us your resume as well as a short motivation letter (explaining your motivation to co-found a startup in our studio) to this address:

BUDGET 2022 - 2023: €2 million

Already in charge of a start-up
in this field?

Our multidisciplinary and specialized team, investment capabilities, and partnerships in REST ecosystems will allow your young company to accelerate and maximise its growth potential.

"New talents seeking opportunities, companies looking for innovation, and disruptive markets, this is what we look out for and support at EveRest."

Frédéric Samama

New trends continue to impact the leisure sector

Some major market actors have been able to capitalize brilliantly on these changes, such as  Airbnb, Booking, or Netflix, as well as many young unicorns: Sorare, Epic Games, OYO Rooms, TripActions, Traveloka, WildLife Studios, Sportradar, Mafengwo, Klook, Sonder, GetYourRide, Voodoo, and more.

On the other hand, some segments of the sector have been undermined by the health crisis and need to find new models if they are to bounce back.

This offers new opportunities for entrepreneurs who are able to adapt to these new trends and challenges. For instance: environmental and societal impacts are now major concerns for consumers, calling for creative and efficient business approaches. AI, Data Science, and social networks may provide similar new opportunities.


The EveRest's team

Frédéric Samama

Frédéric Samama

CO-founder EveRest
Jean-François Gallouin

Jean-François Gallouin

CO-founder EveRest

Our coaches and sector experts

Pierre-Henri Deballon
Pierre-Henri Deballon

Co-Founder and CEO at Weezevent

Thibault Paquin
Thibault Paquin

CEO at Celebrating Life

Nicolas Furlani
Nicolas Furlani

CEO at Privateaser & Co-Founder at

Alexandre Paepegaey
Alexandre Paepegaey

CFO at Privateaser & Co-Founder at

Guillaume Lautour
Guillaume Lautour

Managing Partner at Level-Up

Jean-Guillaume Welgryn
Jean-Guillaume Welgryn

Managing Partner at Corner Play & Directeur Associé at Words Of Sports

Stephane Dor
Stéphane Dor

Managing Partner at Corner Play & Directeur Associé at Words Of Sports

Matthieu Alfano
Matthieu Alfano

Co-Founder and CEO at Motion Engineering

Francois Many
François Many

DG at Sport Quantum

Frederic Fontaine
Frédéric Fontaine

CEO at Bluespiritality – previously Innovation Director at Accor

Remi Honore
Rémi Honoré

Strategy & Venture Development at Fast-up Partners

Laurent Kott
Laurent Kott

CEO at IT Translation

EveRest’s GO CLIMB program

Team Up
Phase 1

Team Up

6 weeks, 1 workshop/week (evening and/or weekend)

During this phase, it’s about getting to know each other and identifying opportunities, leading to form teams of 2 to 3 people gathered around some initial starting ideas.
The phase ends with a pitch by each team on their identified opportunities, and a first round of selection.


  • Students in their graduation year
  • Working professionals active in their field or seeking a career change
  • Experienced entrepreneurs looking to make an impact.

The mix of profiles and experiences is a guarantee of creativity.

Participants can join this 6-week program while working, training, or exploring new opportunities.

There is a call for applications, with a selection on the basis of a pitch in which applicants introduce themselves and their idea. Word document, PPT or video.

Phase 2


3 months,

In this phase, selected teams meet potential customers and partners for their future company, ascertain problems or challenges, co-design solutions with stakeholders, and identify their first client(s) for an initial POC (whether with or without a fee).

This phase ends with a pitch session and selection.

During this phase, 5 to 10 teams of 2 to 3 people are funded by the start-up studio, covering wages for project leaders, expenses, small equipment, etc.

Phase 3

Proof Of Concept

2-6 months

Selected teams must complete one or more POC, lasting two to six months. Projects are not yet incorporated as businesses, unless specifically needed. However, commitments are made on the creation of a company structure in case of a successful POC, including the distribution of capital and the shareholders’ agreement.

This phase ends with a pitch session in front of EveRest and other guest investors. It leads to the creation of registered companies and their funding structure, whether EveRest alone or with external funding partners.

During this phase, 4 to 6 start-up projects are funded, and project leads receive a monthly compensation to meet their experience and needs.

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