Welcome to Paris !

About Paris

Paris Region is France's leading economic region with the highest GDP in the EU28 in value (30.9% of the French GDP and 4.6% of the European Union's GDP) and one of Europe's foremost business hubs. With 12 million inhabitants, Paris Region hosts 18.1% of Metropolitan France's population.  

Within two hours by plane from major European cities, Paris gives easy access to 500 million potential customers. 

Paris is first in Europe for the number of Fortune 500 headquarters and 3rd worldwide (Fortune Global 500 - 2015). Air France-KLM Group, Bouygues, Christian Dior, Orange, etc…have their HQ in Paris. 

With 4 business schools among the TOP 15 in Europe, 70 “Grandes écoles”(Elite schools) and universities, more than 646, 000 students of whom 100, 000 foreigners, Paris Region is a hotbed for new talents and is rated as the best student city in the world (QS World University Rankings 2015/16). 

Paris gathers many activity sectors : Business Services, Energy, Life Sciences, , Fashion, Design, Luxury, Finance, Food, Defense, Automotive IT (423,000 people in the IT sector).

The R&D sector benefits from the Research Tax Credit (30% of R&D expenses) and gives France the most favorable fiscal framework in Europe in this respect. In addition to that, 1 billion euros were dedicated to innovation and research in Paris between 2008 and 2014. 

International corporations choose Paris to open an R&D centers such as Samsung, Facebook and General Electric (first IOT center outside US). 

The “City of Light” is the first tourism destination in the world with 45,9 million visitors in 2015. Internationally renowned for the Eiffel tower, the capital also offers, a plethora of architectural, cultural and art treasures for tourists, aficionados or novices!

Paris is the first business destination for conventions and trade fairs. 50% of tourists come for business!

The startup ecosystem in Paris

With 100 incubators and 10,000 startups, Paris Region has a thriving ecosystem which significantly supports the French and international entrepreneurship and cutting-edge innovation.

The Paris startup scene has boomed in the last few years and now covers a wide range of sectors: Food Tech, Sports, E-health, Tourism, IT, Green Tech, Fintech, amongst others.

The biggest European Innovation Hub, managed by Paris&Co and dedicated to Cultural & Creative Industries and Digital Content, Le Cargo, has been recently launched in Paris. The world’s largest business incubator located in the renovated Halle Freyssinet is the next major project for Paris. 

7 clusters bring together key players, research centers and startups to develop synergies and stimulate the emergence of collaborative and innovative projects.

These clusters bring together nearly 4,000 members including 3,230 companies and over 500 labs. The Clusters: Advancity / Astech / Cap Digital / Finance Innovation / Medicen / Mov’eo / Systematic.

In order to facilitate connections between startups and corporations, an innovative initiative has been launched with the Open Innovation Club gathering 70 members mostly from the CAC 40 (French stock market index).

At the heart of Europe, Paris welcomes key events to foster this up-and-coming ecosystem: Futur en Seine, International Innovation Awards (Grand Prix de l’innovation), Hacking of the City Hall (Hacking de l’Hôtel de ville), Cloud Week Paris, Game Connection, VivaTech, Paris Founders Event, etc.

  

Why do corporates choose Paris to expand?

Clément Dieudonne, Senior Business Manager of M2COMM (Taiwan)

“Paris is the heart of the European startup scene in general. It is a neuralgic point of hardware-enabled connected objects. […], Paris is now again the place to meet your peers when it comes to thoughtful ventures.”


Jean-Philippe Baert, VP EMEA South of SalesForce Marketing Cloud in France (US)

"Being in Paris, being in France is a great place to start. [...] We found so much talent here [...] in IT, digital space, marketing. [...] Paris is a great and easy place to work in. [...]”


Julien Tchernia Business Development Director of Lampiris France (Belgium)

 "Paris has different competitive advantages. One of them is availability of transportation. The high-speed train network covers Europe starting from Paris. [...] The second point is the easiness to recruit. [...] And then, we are close to media. French media with national impact are all based in Paris. [...] Also, in Paris we've got the major players in regulation instance nearby.”

Partnering Incubators in Paris

More information on Paris :
http://parisandco.com/ 

Success stories

Blablacar
Cellectis
Scality
Parrot
vente privee

And many more...

Deezer
Criteo
Dailymotion
Withings
drivy

Main corporate in the region

bouygues
xccs
airbus
edf
zzz
dez
lkkjs
sfr
MLLL

And many more...

apple
cisco
fb
alcatel
jgm
psa
microsoft
rocket internet
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zdR
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50 Partners

#eCommerce #Cybersecurity #Mobile/Web 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2012
Startups incubated: 25
Currently incubated: 8
Maturity stage: 
Proof of Concept
Business Development

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104factory

#Creative & Cultural Industries 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2012
Startups incubated: 30
Currently incubated: 15
Maturity stage: 
Proof of Concept 
Business Development

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Bond'Innov

#Social Innovation #Mobile/Web #Biotech 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2011
Startups incubated: 41
Currently incubated: 30
Maturity stage: 
Concept
Proof of Concept 

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Creative Valley

#Creative & Cultural Industries #eCommerce#IoT 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2012
Startups incubated: 50
Currently incubated: 38
Maturity stage: 
Concept
Proof of Concept 

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Genopole

#Biotech #Healthcare#Food/Agritech 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 1998
Startups incubated: 166
Currently incubated: 82
Maturity stage: 
Proof of Concept 
Business Development 

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Impulse Partners

#Energy #Construction#Wellness 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2013
Startups incubated: 70
Currently incubated: 35
Maturity stage:
Proof of Concept
Business Development 

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iPEPS-ICM

#Healthcare #Biotech#Medical Devices 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2012
Startups incubated: 27
Currently incubated: 14
Maturity stage: 
Concept
Proof of Concept 

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La Paillasse

#Biotech #Cleantech#Healthcare 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2011
Startups incubated: 40
Currently incubated: 21
Maturity stage: 
Concept
Proof of Concept 

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Le Comptoir

#Tourism #Social Innovation#eCommerce 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2014
Startups incubated: 60
Currently incubated: 20
Maturity stage: 
Business Development 

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Le Hub BPIFrance

#Fintech #HR #Mobile/Web 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2015
Startups incubated: 50
Currently incubated: 39
Maturity stage:
Business Development 

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NUMA

#Biotech #Medtech#Blockchain #Cleantech#Retail 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2001
Startups incubated: 109
Currently incubated: 9

Maturity stage: 
Proof of Concept
Business Development 

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Paris Pionnières

#Mobile/Web #Education#Fintech 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2005
Startups incubated: 200
Currently incubated: 75
Maturity stage:
Concept
Proof of Concept 

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Paris&Co - Le Cargo

#Creative & Cultural Industries #Education#Mobile/Web 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2016
Startups incubated: 20
Currently incubated: 20
Maturity stage:
Proof of Concept
Business Development 

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Paris&Co - Le Tremplin

#Sport 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2015
Startups incubated: 30
Currently incubated: 30
Maturity stage:
Proof of Concept
Business Development 

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Paris&Co - Welcome City Lab

#Tourism 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2013
Startups incubated: 50
Currently incubated: 30
Maturity stage:
Proof of Concept
Business Development 

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Schoolab

#Mobile/Web #Foodtech#Agritech #Education 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2005
Startups incubated: 51
Currently incubated: 15
Maturity stage:
Concept
Proof of Concept 

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SenseCube

#Social Innovation#Education #Wellness 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2014
Startups incubated: 55
Currently incubated: 20
Maturity stage: 
Proof of Concept
Business Development 

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Starburst

#Aerospace #Industry#Robotics 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2013
Startups incubated: 150
Currently incubated: 80
Maturity stage:
Proof of Concept
Business Development

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Startup42

#Software #Mobile/Web 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2013
Startups incubated: 51
Currently incubated: 8
Maturity stage:
Concept
Proof of Concept 

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Usine IO

#Hardware #IoT #Robotics 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2014
Startups incubated: 350
Currently incubated: 100
Maturity stage: 
Proof of Concept
Business Development

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X-UP

#IoT #Data Science#Artificial Intelligence 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 2015
Startups incubated: 14
Currently incubated: 8
Maturity stage:
Proof of Concept 

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Telecom & Management SudParis

#eCommerce #IoT#Mobile/Web 
Ecosystem: Paris
Creation: 1999
Startups incubated: 149
Currently incubated: 21
Maturity stage: 
Proof of Concept 
Business Development 

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