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The Paris French Tech Ticket


The "French Tech Ticket" Programme was initiated as a means of attracting to France international entrepreneurs with an ambitious entrepreneurial project (under development or already initiated) and foreign students established in Paris and interested in opening their start-up here.

This unique programme, born of a joint endeavour between the municipal and national governments, is currently in the experimental phase in Paris, but will be extended to 9 metropolitan areas bearing the French Tech name in 2016.  

It picks up from previous initiatives run by the City Council since 2008 to promote the Paris innovation ecosystem. Today, more than 130,000 m² are dedicated to incubators and many projects are still to come (including the MacDonald Hub and Halle Freyssinet). Paris is a cosmopolitan city, as evidenced in the 150 languages spoken here, and it is important that Paris' incubators reflect this diversity.  The aim is, in fact, to have 30% of the new start-ups be made up of foreign players interested in testing out the European market. 


The French Tech Ticket Programme will be set up by 9 supporting structures: Paris&Co, 104 Factory, Usine IO, La Paillasse, Numa, 50 Partners, Paris Pionnières, Impulse Partners and Start-up 42.

The Timeline:

  • June 2015: platform opens to project applications,
  • End-September 2015: application period ends,
  • December 2015: winners announced,
  • January 2016: first winners arrive in France.


> For more details about the opportunities offered to foreign entrepreneurs under the programme, view the French Tech Ticket press kit

> Read the article about Paris French Tech Ticket on their website