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Why choose Paris to build your company


I believe that France is the future. France has an almost limitless potential. A new generation of French startups will change our lives
John Chambers, CEO of CISCO

There are major business opportunities in Paris Region

Paris gathers the highest concentration of corporate headquarters in Europe, according to Fortune magazine's ranking "FORTUNE 500".
The large diversity of worldwide companies boosts the attractiveness of Paris in all domains: Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defence, ICT, Finance, Business Services, Food Industry, Fashion, Design, Luxury Goods, Logistics, Life Sciences, Cleantech, Energy, etc.

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Paris Region is ranked N°1 in Europe for innovation

With more than 100 business incubators and 10,000 startups, Paris Region is a giant incubator and a perfect place to grow your business.
Paris ranks 1st in EMEA for the presence of fastest growing tech companies (Deloitte Technology Fast 500, 2015).
Paris also ranks 1st in Europe for the number of funds raised by startups in Q1 2016 (storming ahead of its main competitors, the United Kingdom and Germany), and in addition 1st in Europe for the presence of the world’s 100 most innovative organizations (Top 100 Innovators Thomson Reuters 2015).
There are several examples of worldwide French startups who have benefited from this exceptional innovative ecosytem: Critéo, Parrot, Weezevent, Withings, Bla Bla Car, Deezer, Sig Fox, etc. 

Paris&Co is the biggest incubator in Europe with 238 startups incubated, 10 sites in Paris, including the mothership of Parisian incubators: "Le Cargo"

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Paris has a unique concentration of skills

Parisian entrepreneurs can recruit from the biggest R&D talent Pool in Europe. A total R&D workforce of 155,000 including 105,000 researchers.
An easy way to understand this unique pool of talent is by taking a look at the last 56 researchers awarded with the prestigious Field Medals. In fact, 13 of the 56 Field Medals have been awarded to French mathematicians.
Paris is also N°1 in the world for scientific publications in Mathematics, Engineering Sciences, Universe Sciences, Physics, Chemistry and Fundamental Biology.

This excelence comes with huge infrastructures and worldwide scientific schools :

  • 4 business schools among the Top 15 in Europe
  • 646,000 students
  • 16 Universities and 61 Grandes Ecoles

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