PEPITE Clusters, SNEE Status, and D2E DegreesJuly 27 2022
Established in 2014, the 33 Student Clusters for Innovation, Transfer, and Entrepreneurship (PEPITE) and the French National Student Entrepreneur Status (SNEE) contribute to the creation of ecosystems that are adapted to the pursuit of the entrepreneurial projects of students and young graduates. National Student Entrepreneur Status allows beneficiaries to be recognized and supported, to join an active network of more than 8,000 student entrepreneurs, to access coworking spaces, and to receive financial support. From the emergence of an idea to its successful implementation, PEPITE clusters offer guidance and support for aspiring entrepreneurs.
National Student Entrepreneur Status offers students and young graduates an opportunity to pursue entrepreneurial projects through a PEPITE cluster. The D2E Student Entrepreneur Diploma (an unaccredited diplôme d’établissement) goes hand in hand with National Student Entrepreneur Status, enabling students to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations with optimal security and visibility.
SNEE Eligibility Conditions
SNEE (National Student-Entrepreneur Status) is available to all students who have at least a high school diploma and either have a business creation or acquisition project or are highly involved in an association. SNEE status is personal and awarded for one year of university study. It can be renewed for students who wish to continue working on their projects.
D2E Eligibility Conditions
Priority for D2E is given to young people who have at least a high school diploma and have a business creation or acquisition project. Automatically paired with National Student-Entrepreneur Status, it enables these young entrepreneurs to benefit from extra support in addition to the advantages of SNEE. D2E is personal and awarded for one year of university study. It can be renewed once for students who wish to continue working on their projects.
Appealing a Rejected Application
It is standard practice for any applicant who has been rejected to be given the chance to appeal that decision.
Dates SNEE and D2E Applications
Application period: From Monday, June 5, 9 a.m., to Sunday, July 2
Evaluation committee meeting: Wednesday, July 5
Application period: Until Thursday, September 28
Evaluation committee meeting: Tuesday, October 3
Application period: Until Sunday, January 28
Evaluation committee meeting: Wednesday, January 31