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.
After a call for candidates that attracted several dozen applicants on a variety of themes, the first 23 startups selected to join the Swave fintech platform moved into their offices at La Défense on Monday, 29 January.
The European Commission awarded the 2017 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) prize of €1,000,000 to Paris.
The Paris Living City Awards is a new category of the “Grands Prix de l’Innovation” dedicated to international startups. This event aims to support the development of innovative companies in fast-growing sectors.
The 23rd October, 14 startups have crossed the channel in order to launch the cooperation program between Paris and London on innovation. Paris&Co and London&Partners have announced a new cooperation aimed at boosting the circulation of entrepreneurs between Paris and London.
With its thriving tech ecosystem, Paris is a perfect gateway for entrepreneurs wishing to conquer the European market. In order to help them deploy and boost their business on the French market, Paris&Co launched one year ago the Paris Landing Pack_Explore.
The French capital’s scope of innovation captured the attention of the International Olympic Committee: with 10,000 startups and more than 100,000 m2 of incubators, Paris has positioned itself as one of the most dynamic global metropolises in terms of innovation. In March 2017, to make sure startups were in the race, Paris&Co dedicated its 3rd edition of the Hacking de l’Hôtel de Ville to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Demo Day is the grand finale of a marathon month for selected foreign startups participating in the PLP_Explore program. The evening is paced by a series of entrepreneurs who pitch their innovations to an audience of investors, corporates, institutional investors and other key players of business development in France