On March 24, entrepreneurs from all around the world are gathering in Paris.

Started in 2015, the Hacking de l’Hôtel de Ville event is organised by Paris&Co, Paris’s economic development and innovation agency.

The theme this year is ‘Startups Without Borders’.

20 countries will be represented by over 1,000 startups. The event is divided into three key sections: Start Up Meet Up (speed dating for new businesses), 50 Startups Council, where 50 startups will each have three minutes to convince 150 investors to invest in their idea and the Start Up Job Day, where startups looking for special talent can pitch their business to carefully chosen talent

Editor in chief, Claude Grunitzky will take part in the conference. If you’re an African innovator yourself and want to come to Paris to pitch your company to an international crowd, sign up to the event here.

International innovators will be invited for a longer event in the city with private workshops and an innovation tour. More information will be released on that soon.

Follow the Paris&Co team for more information on Twitter @Paris_Incub