Deadline: February 16, 2019 00:00 CET| Apply here
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Eligibility: 3rd year Bachelor students, Master, MBA, Executive MBA, and Alumni from International Universities and Business Schools

The Mark Challenge 2019

The Mark Challenge is a luxury business pitching competition hosted by the International University of Monaco that connects students, academic professionals, and business leaders.

This competition allows students with an entrepreneurial spirit to pitch a luxury or premium business idea to a professional panel of potential investors and community leaders.


The Mark aims to engage highly skilled, responsible students and business leaders from all over the world by fostering an entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative work, and mutual understanding.

The challenge is rooted in a multi-cultural territory that encourages high-value service activities, innovation, and corporate social responsibility.

The Mark Challenge 6th edition Registration is open. The Final will be held on May 15 at the Monaco Yacht Club.


  • Package of 3.000€ branding mentoring: Online Branding, marketing, and strategy consultancy
  • 5.000 MDX Cryptocurrency
  • 1.500€
  • Package of 10.000€ for marketing, company’s logo and branding consultancy

Who should apply?

  • 3rd year Bachelor students, Master, MBA, Executive MBA, and Alumni from International Universities and Business Schools
  • Have an innovative business idea in the premium or luxury product or service field
  • Fluency in the English Language
  • Have a passionate, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Have the capabilities to demonstrate a sustainable business model with a social or environmental impact

Why Monaco?

The Monaco business environment develops successful and thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs. Students and professionals from all over the world are given the opportunity to network and share ideas in a multicultural environment.

Among the many aspects which make Monaco a strategic location for doing business in Europe are its unique political and economic environment, its strong infrastructure, the high density of financial activities, and security for residents.

International trade with a turnover of 2.5 billion euros. Monaco is the home of 4,500 companies. Prominent sectors include services, real estate and construction, engineering, banking and finance.

Governmental policies encourage entrepreneurship and business development, and there is a strong culture of entrepreneurialism.

Contrary to what one may think, revenues from the Monaco Casino only represent around 5% of the Principality’s GDP!

Interested in applying for the Mark Challenge 2019? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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