Station F: The world’s biggest startup campus set to open on 1 July 2017 [fr]
Station F will open its doors on 1 July 2017 in Halle Freyssinet, a 1920s railway building in Paris’s 13th arrondissement.
After Cargo and NUMA, the aim of this space dedicated to innovation and billed as “the world’s biggest startup campus”, with capacity for up to 1,000 startups, is to encourage the creation of innovative companies, and it has several incubators and spaces encouraging collaborative work.
It is also the new shop window for the startup ecosystem in France, which is a hugely vibrant and attractive country for foreign investors and businesses. Even before it has opened, leading French startups, operating internationally through private sales, and globally-established foreign startups like Facebook, have opted to set up there to develop acceleration programmes.
> 34,000 m² of space
> 3 years of work
> 1,000 startups
> Accommodation for 600 people, in particular foreigners, on the doorstep of Station F
> €250 million invested
> Monthly charge of €195 for a full-time desk
> 23 startup acceleration programmes, including Facebook’s Startup Garage
> 2 programmes directly managed by Station F: the Founders Program and the Fellowship Program