“France is the Silicon Valley of Europe”,
John Chambers - Executive Chairman, Cisco
“France is home to some of the most innovative technology companies in the world”
Sheryl Sandberg - Chief Operating Officer, Facebook Inc.
“A new wave of French startups are changing France’s economy and the way we do things”
Guillaume Princen- Director of France and Southern Europe, Stripe
A favorable political climate with a young, pro-innovation French President
STATION F: the world largest startup incubator, launched in June 2017, at the center of Paris. With 366,000 sqft(34,000sqm) it can house 2,000+ startup. Many established companies like Facebook, Microsoft are partnering to establish their programs at Station F.
FRENCH TEC VISA: accelerated procedure for 4-year visa for startup founders, Tech talents, and investors.
TAX: recently amended fiscal law to lower capital gains tax rate is expected to draw more VC funding.