10 figures to know about Station F, the largest start-up campus in the world

by bold-lichterman

It’s official, and it is President Macron’s agenda that will have made the information public. The inauguration of Station F, the largest start-up campus in the world, will take place this Thursday, June 29 from 7:30 p.m. The first start-ups will set up in the renovated premises of the Halle Freyssinet from July 1.

Focus on 10 figures to know about this major project for the French start-up ecosystem.

  • In total, 1,000 start-ups should be hosted on site. More than 3,000 workstations will be available, as well as more than 60 meeting rooms, an auditorium with 370 seats, a fablab, a pop-up store, etc.

  • 3 years : this is the duration of the work to rehabilitate the 34,000 square meter space, located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Note, the inauguration of Station F should have taken place in April. It was postponed due to water damage.
  • The building will be divided into 3 large spaces, with very distinct functions: the Share area will be dedicated to work and the Create area will facilitate exchanges. In the Chill zone, entrepreneurs will be able to relax and eat, in a space open to the public. In total, the building will offer 8 spaces dedicated to events.

  • 28 years old : it is the average age of the team that runs the place. At present, a dozen people are working on the project. Recruitments are underway to expand the team.
  • In the near future, the Station F team wishes to extend the project, and offer a hosting solution to entrepreneurs. This co-living space should eventually accommodate 600 people, in 100 shared apartments. Located about ten minutes from Station F, it will be equipped with a fitness room and a private bar.

  • 195 euros per month : this is the price of the Founders Program developed by Station F. This corresponds to a full-time job, in addition to on-site support. The companies selected to be part of this program will be able to join the start-up campus from October 2017.
  • The Selection Board of Station F’s Founders Program is made up of 100 entrepreneurs, from 21 different countries. Among these entrepreneurs, 5 are at the head of unicorns and 3 have achieved an IPO. They have raised 5 billion euros cumulatively. In particular, we find Alix de Sagazan (AB Tasty), Thierry Petit (Showroomprivé) and Céline Lazorthes (Leetchi).

  • 10,900 : it is the number of subscribers to the official Twitter account of Station F.

Read also: 4 start-ups incubated at Station F

Photo credit: François Tancre for Station F