Forbes unveiled its 2017 digital startup barometer, which has been compiled by Capgemini Consulting and ECap Partner since 2016. Its primary finding: last year, there were fewer funding rounds, but the amounts in play were larger. Shift Technology, GuestToGuest and Actility, all three in the top 10 largest funding rounds, were incubated by Paris&Co. In 2017, Paris&Co startups raised €200 million in total funding.
The Paris area boasts a concentration of high-performance startups, as well as corporate research centers attracted by its vast pool of qualified talent. Paris&Co, the economic development agency of Paris, is charged with promoting the French capital abroad. The agency welcomes foreign startups to participate in its dedicated incubator Comet, located in the heart of Paris.
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The Dutch embassy in Paris is a very active partner supporting innovation on a global scale. The Dutch embassy is willing to shed light on opportunities for Dutch startups to expand to Paris and conquer European markets.
Paris&Co launches a new call for applications for the next session of Paris Landing Pack_Explore, in March!
Optimized rooftop solar energy production, socially responsible shopkeepers, apps that let you play music with a full orchestra in your own living room, or facilitate access for the disabled… The Innovation Grand Prix prizewinners have once again proven the creativity of their projects and the credibility of their business models to a demanding jury.
Created in 2005 by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States, the YEi (Young Entrepreneurs Initiative) program Start in France is an annual competition run by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in several countries.
Coupled with Macron’s entrepreneurship-friendly policies, growing enthusiasm from international investors will squarely position France as a core hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in the years to come.