With 529 startups registered this year, the EDF Pulse Awards have double the number of candidates... Among the startups registered, 413 are French and 116 are European, representing 28 % . England, where the crowned 5 winners on 17 February 2017, is ahead of the pack with 33 candidate projects... This year there are many more female candidates, with 208 of the 529 projects presented led by mixed teams, for a total of 39 % . Caroline Ramade, General Delegate of Paris Pionnières, the Paris- based incubator founded in 2005 and dedicated to women entrepreneurs, shares her enthusiasm.