Start Cup Competition

The “Start Cup Competition – Entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean” is a contest aiming at encouraging student teams from universities on both shores of the Mediterranean to present innovative ideas in the field of entrepreneurship. The initiative was launched in 2018 in the framework of the ERASMUS+ Capacity Building project RESUME ( and is part of the activities of UNIMED SubNetwork on Employability, whose aim is to strengthen economic and social cohesion by promoting, on the one hand, cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation, and on the other, sustainable local development. The initiative is jointly organized by UNIMED and the Lebanese University, coordinator of the UNIMED SubNetwork on Employability, with the collaboration of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie – Moyen Orient and the European Training Foundation (ETF).

Past Editions

4th Edition of the Start Cup Competition, 2023

The winner of the 4th edition of the Start Cup Competition is the Moroccan team from the University Ibn Tofail of Kenitra

3rd Edition of the Start Cup Competition, 2022

Youth, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. The awarded idea of the Start Cup Competition 2022

2nd Edition of the Start Cup Competition, 2020/2021

The “Medasins” Palestinian Business Idea is the winner of the UNIMED Start Cup Competition 2020/2021

1st Edition of the Start Cup Competition, 2018

“EasyCom” from the University of Sousse wins the international “START-CUP” competition in Messina