THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM IN PARIS
Since its inauguration in May at the Seeds&Chips Summit, FoodTech Accelerator has hit the ground running, embarking on an international tour to scout out the best minds in food innovation. As an emerging hub for startups in Europe, Paris was one of the first stops on the tour to meet and engage with innovators and entrepreneurs.
The development of creative spaces around the city, along with a host of institutional initiatives, have helped to give rise to a vibrant community of startups and innovation.
This is particularly clear when you visit Station F, one of the best examples of French “grandeur”: the biggest startup campus in the world, with 34.000 square meters and 26 different programs from incubators, accelerators and corporate partners, to bring together the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Corporates are also playing a key-role in French innovation ecosystem: as Credit Agricole, who recently launched Le Village, a network of startup accelerators in many French cities, aimed at scouting and supporting French startups with a particular focus on Fintech players but also open to other industries.
Paris recently hosted one of the major startup events in Europe, Viva Tech, where hundreds of entrepreneur, corporates and investors came together to represent the European and French innovation ecosystems.
Focusing on French Foodtech, FoodTech Accelerator is happy to announce its partnership with Digital FoodLab: Matthieu, Jeremie and Alexandre, formers founders of WeCook, launched Digital FoodLab in 2013. DigitalFoodLab is committed to help FoodTech Accelerator grow faster. They coach food entrepreneurs and they help them through networking events. They mainly work with food corporates to help them integrate the FoodTech Accelerator revolution into their strategy. Do you want to meet them? Join us at FoodTech Accelerator, they will be one of the mentors of the acceleration programs.
But France is also looking outside its borders. The international initiative La French Tech is supporting French startups to enter in international ecosystems. On June 13th in Milan la French tech is organizing an event dedicated to make the point on venure investements in France and in Italy. To read more, find out here.
FoodTech Accelerator visited Station F, Le Village, Digital FoodLab to meet with entrepreneurs, partners, and members and to announce that French startups would be welcome to join the FoodTech Accelerator ecosystem to help bring their ideas to an even larger audience. By bringing together our Made in Italy expertise with innovative French savoir faire, the next class of food startups has even more potential to disrupt the food chain and create the innovations that will bring a better food system to all of us!
Written by Seeds&Chips