The Quest

Startup Studio

A 12-month gamified program to launch your tech project idea, now.

For the most ambitious 17-27yo engineers, hackers and builders.

The Quest

Startup Studio

A 12-month gamified program to launch your tech project idea, now.

For the most ambitious 17-27yo engineers, hackers and builders.

The Quest

Startup Studio

A 12-month gamified program to launch your tech project idea, now.

For the most ambitious 17-27yo engineers, hackers and builders.

THIS QUEST IS MADE FOR YOU IF…

THIS QUEST IS MADE
FOR YOU IF…

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You're obsessed with something

It could be a specific topic, a problem, an idea, a market or a passion. For which you'd be willing to dedicate your next 10 years in order to crush it. 

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You've been building things for years in your dorm room

It should be secret online projects, a small hardware gadget, a music band, a student association…

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Building internationally from day 1
doesn't scare you

Building internationally
from day 1

doesn't scare you

Because building a startup is only worthwhile if you want to have a global impact right from the start.

YOUR STARTER PACK

💰

We will deliver you a €100,000
cheque (pre-Seed)

So you can dropout with full peace of mind to make R&D for the next 12 months

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12-month co-building with our internal crew

Composed of experienced entrepreneurs, go-to-market experts, marketers, sales, designers, lawyers…

⛩️

A 220m2 HQ
(for Hackers Quarters 😉)

In the center of Paris, where to stay to co-work, make important business appointments, and sleep at certain times of the year with your team when needed

BONUS PERKS

🍏

Care worthy of high-level (eSport) athletes
in the making

Nutritionist, sports coach, psychologist…

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A community of young renegade builders like you

To share knowledge, support, ambition and moments of life

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Regular events
as a checkpoint

Every quarter, participate in legendary parties & trips with other young ambitious entrepreneurs like you

THEY HAVE ALREADY EMBARKED

In just 4 years, the projects created inside THE QUEST have reached a cumulative
‍Annual Recurring Revenue of over
€20 millions

In just 4 years, the projects created inside THE QUEST have reached a cumulative
‍Annual Recurring Revenue of over
€20 millions

In just 4 years, the projects created inside THE QUEST have reached a cumulative
‍Annual Recurring Revenue of over
€20 millions

SaaS, consumer mobile apps, Web3 platforms, AI tools…


In the industries of decentralized finance, health, climate, gaming…



The founders of three of them testify.

  • « THE QUEST changed my life, period. I embraced my entrepreneurial spirit, raised my level of ambition, changed my dimension, acquired a network... In just a few months, with their team, we established a vision for my project, iterated on the product until it really took off, hire first talents, structured the process, and finally raised funds with top tier Web3 investors. »

    Player: 

    Sacha Marcus, 19 y.o

    Role:

    Technical CEO

    Project:

    Ambition:

    Build the N°1 blockchain data API provider in the world

    Milestone:

    From 0 to 100k€ ARR in 6 months = raised 1 million €

  • « THE QUEST's internal crew was there for us at all hours of the day and night... You can't beat that. And it's priceless.They allowed us to build solid foundations for 18 months without worrying too much about how to pay our rent and food. THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS! »

    Player: 

    Sacha Benhamou, 21 y.o

    Role:

    Co-founder & CSO

    Project:

    Ambition:

    Create a new standard of school design: online but with personalized support, a possible start every week, in an accelerated format, professionalizing...

    Milestone:

    1300 students trained and 2 million € turnover in the 1st year = 3 million € raised after that

  • « My favorite part about THE QUEST, more than the amazing events and the caring of the team, was their level of creativity. And strategy! They helped us shape a pretty tricky Joint Venture deal. They pulled our heads out of the sand on numerous occasions. They were always there for us when there were crises. GAME CHANGER. »

    Player: 

    Thibault Thuillier, 27 y.o

    Role:

    Co-founder & CMO

    Project:

    Ambition:

    Build THE supertool to help e-merchants make better marketing decisions

    Milestone:

    From 0 to 100 000€ MRR in 1 year

  • « My favorite part about THE QUEST, more than the amazing events and the caring of the team, was their level of creativity. And strategy! They helped us shape a pretty tricky Joint Venture deal. They pulled our heads out of the sand on numerous occasions. They were always there for us when there were crises. GAME CHANGER. »

    Player: 

    Thibault Thuillier, 27 y.o

    Role:

    Co-founder & CMO

    Project:

    Ambition:

    Build THE supertool to help e-merchants make better marketing decisions

    Milestone:

    From 0 to 100 000€ MRR in 1 year

  • « THE QUEST's internal crew was there for us at all hours of the day and night... You can't beat that. And it's priceless.They allowed us to build solid foundations for 18 months without worrying too much about how to pay our rent and food. THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS! »

    Player: 

    Sacha Benhamou, 21 y.o

    Role:

    Co-founder & CSO

    Project:

    Ambition:

    Create a new standard of school design: online but with personalized support, a possible start every week, in an accelerated format, professionalizing...

    Milestone:

    1300 students trained and 2 million € turnover in the 1st year = 3 million € raised after that

  • « THE QUEST changed my life, period. I embraced my entrepreneurial spirit, raised my level of ambition, changed my dimension, acquired a network... In just a few months, with their team, we established a vision for my project, iterated on the product until it really took off, hire first talents, structured the process, and finally raised funds with top tier Web3 investors. »

    Player: 

    Sacha Marcus, 19 y.o

    Role:

    Technical CEO

    Project:

    Ambition:

    Build the N°1 blockchain data API provider in the world

    Milestone:

    From 0 to 100k€ ARR in 6 months = raised 1 million €

The roadmap

We have developed a 12-month gamified methodology, in the form of levels, checkpoints and starter pack, thanks to which the singular young entrepreneurs who join us sublimate their execution, build the team they need to succeed, and avoid as many lethal errors as possible in the first 365 days

IDEATION

We will help you find a project idea that suits you 1000%. A life mission. Whether it's your idea, an idea from our chest, or a work of introspection through an in-depth interview together... We will help you sublimate this desire: accurately frame the problem you are attacking, choose the niche by which to take it first... Because of course, a good idea without execution is worthless. But some ideas, in the air of time, thought for the future, oriented in the right direction, with a bit of luck and momentum, changes life.

IDEATION

We will help you find a project idea that suits you 1000%. A life mission. Whether it's your idea, an idea from our chest, or a work of introspection through an in-depth interview together... We will help you sublimate this desire: accurately frame the problem you are attacking, choose the niche by which to take it first... Because of course, a good idea without execution is worthless. But some ideas, in the air of time, thought for the future, oriented in the right direction, with a bit of luck and momentum, changes life.

CO-FOUNDERS

From your past, on the road or from our network. We will help you find complementary co-founders. Who matches your values. Cherry on the cake: we will help you manage the crisis with them. Because there will be.

CO-FOUNDERS

From your past, on the road or from our network. We will help you find complementary co-founders. Who matches your values. Cherry on the cake: we will help you manage the crisis with them. Because there will be.

PRODUCTIVE CAPITAL

Money makes entrepreneurs stupid: less creative, less thoughtful… This kills the "survival mode" so necessary to start a project as difficult as a startup. That's why we will make sure you don't run out of it, but don't have too much either, to iterate intelligently during the first 12 months of your project. To do so, we will provide you with a starting envelope of money of €100,000, plus negotiated discounts & freebies on key tools such as Amazon Web Services ($100 000 in free credits).

PRODUCTIVE CAPITAL

Money makes entrepreneurs stupid: less creative, less thoughtful… This kills the "survival mode" so necessary to start a project as difficult as a startup. That's why we will make sure you don't run out of it, but don't have too much either, to iterate intelligently during the first 12 months of your project. To do so, we will provide you with a starting envelope of money of €100,000, plus negotiated discounts & freebies on key tools such as Amazon Web Services ($100 000 in free credits).

PRODUCT-MARKET FIT

From clarifying and understanding intimately the problem we attack. To designing the product to solve it deeply. Through finding the first fanatic customers. We will put our hands dirty with you to find your product-market fit and unlock traction.

PRODUCT-MARKET FIT

From clarifying and understanding intimately the problem we attack. To designing the product to solve it deeply. Through finding the first fanatic customers. We will put our hands dirty with you to find your product-market fit and unlock traction.

HIRING

Our years of experience have made us realize 2 very important things: 1) The first 10 recruits of a startup are the cornerstones of its success. 2) By extension, the most iconic companies benefit from an incredible company culture. We will help you hire these 10 first talents, and craft from the very first days that special atmosphere plus those natural reflexes the best teams develop, that save a company when it passes a storm.

HIRING

Our years of experience have made us realize 2 very important things: 1) The first 10 recruits of a startup are the cornerstones of its success. 2) By extension, the most iconic companies benefit from an incredible company culture. We will help you hire these 10 first talents, and craft from the very first days that special atmosphere plus those natural reflexes the best teams develop, that save a company when it passes a storm.

BRANDING

A powerful brand identity changes your life, believe us. And it's a good thing it's our second favorite game. Together, we'll create something you'll be proud of, and that will make your daily life easier to hire talents, convince customers…

BRANDING

A powerful brand identity changes your life, believe us. And it's a good thing it's our second favorite game. Together, we'll create something you'll be proud of, and that will make your daily life easier to hire talents, convince customers…

ATHLETE'S CARE

We see the entrepreneurs we work with as top athletes. Just like in eSport. We provide them with a mental health support, because being an ambitious entrepreneur is so much hard. Also with a physical follow-up (food, sport...) worthy of the name, so that they can reach their goals. Overcome the tests. Achieve their dreams. ‍ You are your first major project.

ATHLETE'S CARE

We see the entrepreneurs we work with as top athletes. Just like in eSport. We provide them with a mental health support, because being an ambitious entrepreneur is so much hard. Also with a physical follow-up (food, sport...) worthy of the name, so that they can reach their goals. Overcome the tests. Achieve their dreams. ‍ You are your first major project.

FUNDRAISING

If after 12 months of frugal and resilient execution, you have reached a level of structuring, growth and profitability that we believe is healthy, we will help you raise funds to accelerate your expansion. The advantage of our approach? Most of our founders skip the Seed round, and go straight to Series A. No premature scaling with us. The useful tool that fundraising can be should only be activated if you are in optimal position and conditions. ‍

FUNDRAISING

If after 12 months of frugal and resilient execution, you have reached a level of structuring, growth and profitability that we believe is healthy, we will help you raise funds to accelerate your expansion. The advantage of our approach? Most of our founders skip the Seed round, and go straight to Series A. No premature scaling with us. The useful tool that fundraising can be should only be activated if you are in optimal position and conditions. ‍

HACKERS COMMUNITY

We have verified it many times: you are the average of the persons you interact with the most. THE QUEST is a young but growing collective of ambitious, hardworking, fast learning Internet Kids. ‍ Because we pay close attention to who we accept into, but more importantly who we reject, and why. The secret to success: (good) company. JOIN US

HACKERS COMMUNITY

We have verified it many times: you are the average of the persons you interact with the most. THE QUEST is a young but growing collective of ambitious, hardworking, fast learning Internet Kids. ‍ Because we pay close attention to who we accept into, but more importantly who we reject, and why. The secret to success: (good) company. JOIN US

Next Start

MON AUG 05 2024

JOIN AN EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY OF YOUNG AMBITIOUS BUILDERS LIKE YOU

Your quest will be punctuated by many events

Parties, a 7-days skydiving offsite, a summer camp working week, a 3 days festival in a castle,
and trips around Europe every quarter.

  • Co-founders

  • Sharing is Caring

  • Hackers building.

  • Working from Greece does not taste the same

  • After the storm :)

  • It is called KerMESS for a reason...

  • Don't mess with our crew

  • A candlelight dinner is sometimes necessary

  • A life-changing experience

  • A banquet to celebrate the end of the year!

  • Offsite week in Morocco

  • Dancing...

MEET OUR INTERNAL CREW

THE QUEST internal crew is composed of various entrepreneurs-in-residence, each specialized in their field, who will co-build with you during the next 12 months. You will never feel alone in your quest.

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OUR BLAZON

The golden octopus.


This mysterious, almost mystical, brilliant, multi-task animal.


Our vision of young hackers we accompany.


Tomorrow's greatest entrepreneurs.


Singularities.

The golden octopus.


This mysterious, almost mystical, brilliant, multi-task animal.


Our vision of young hackers we accompany.


Tomorrow's greatest entrepreneurs.


Singularities.

OUR STARTUP IDEAS CHEST

Looking for a bold project idea?

Here are some we particularly believe in for the future, plus problems to attack asap, because we think they are growing and/or not fully resolved.

Looking for a bold project idea?

Here are some we particularly believe in for the future, plus problems to attack asap, because we think they are growing and/or not fully resolved.

Looking for a bold project idea?

Here are some we particularly believe in for the future, plus problems to attack asap, because we think they are growing and/or not fully resolved.

OUR LOST GRIMOIRE OF
ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Want to feed your brain to conquer the world?

When building a startup, knowledge & creativity are your best partners.

We have compiled for you the best resources: blog posts, Youtube videos, Twitter threads...

Want to feed your brain to conquer the world?

When building a startup, knowledge & creativity are your best partners.

We have compiled for you the best resources: blog posts, Youtube videos, Twitter threads...

Want to feed your brain to conquer the world?

When building a startup, knowledge & creativity are your best partners.

We have compiled for you the best resources: blog posts, Youtube videos, Twitter threads...

OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL
NAVIGATION PLAN

Need a phone call for advice for your project idea?

This is our specialty.

#1 - Advise aspiring entrepreneurs on the best strategy to start their project.

#2 - Warn them about lethal mistakes to avoid.

#3 - Imagine communication operations that make the difference at the beginning of an adventure.

Need a phone call for advice for your project idea?

This is our specialty.

#1 - Advise aspiring entrepreneurs on the best strategy to start their project.

#2 - Warn them about lethal mistakes to avoid.

#3 - Imagine communication operations that make the difference at the beginning of an adventure.

Need a phone call for advice for your project idea?

This is our specialty.

#1 - Advise aspiring entrepreneurs on the best strategy to start their project.

#2 - Warn them about lethal mistakes to avoid.

#3 - Imagine communication operations that make the difference at the beginning of an adventure.

OPEN THE DOORS

Enter a new dimension of entrepreneurship.

The first ever online multiplayer entrepreneurial adventure game in real life.

A next gen’ entrepreneurship program thought for the most ambitious 17-27yo.

Enter a new dimension of entrepreneurship.

The first ever online multiplayer entrepreneurial adventure game in real life.

A next gen’ entrepreneurship program thought for the most ambitious 17-27yo.

Enter a new dimension of entrepreneurship.

The first ever online multiplayer entrepreneurial adventure game in real life.

A next gen’ entrepreneurship program thought for the most ambitious 17-27yo.

MORE QUESTION ABOUT THIS QUEST?

What kind of projects are developed inside THE QUEST Startup Studio ?

What kind of projects are developed inside THE QUEST Startup Studio ?

What kind of projects are developed inside THE QUEST Startup Studio ?

Who is THE QUEST Startup Studio designed for?

Who is THE QUEST Startup Studio designed for?

Who is THE QUEST Startup Studio designed for?

How does the €100,000 starter pack work?

How does the €100,000 starter pack work?

How does the €100,000 starter pack work?

Is it selective?

Is it selective?

Is it selective?

Can I apply to THE QUEST if I’m still in school?

Can I apply to THE QUEST if I’m still in school?

Can I apply to THE QUEST if I’m still in school?

Do I need to be available full-time to be accepted inside THE QUEST Startup Studio?

Do I need to be available full-time to be accepted inside THE QUEST Startup Studio?

Do I need to be available full-time to be accepted inside THE QUEST Startup Studio?

Do I need a team or co-founders to apply?

Do I need a team or co-founders to apply?

Do I need a team or co-founders to apply?

Is there an application deadline?

Is there an application deadline?

Is there an application deadline?

Is there an age limit to apply?

Is there an age limit to apply?

Is there an age limit to apply?

Can I apply without a startup project idea?

Can I apply without a startup project idea?

Can I apply without a startup project idea?

How does THE QUEST Startup Studio make money ?

How does THE QUEST Startup Studio make money ?

How does THE QUEST Startup Studio make money ?

What is THE thing that makes some of the past projects of THE QUEST Startup Studio successful, and some or not?

What is THE thing that makes some of the past projects of THE QUEST Startup Studio successful, and some or not?

What is THE thing that makes some of the past projects of THE QUEST Startup Studio successful, and some or not?

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