After three years of work, Station F will open its doors on July 1, after its inauguration on Thursday, June 29. In total, 1,000 start-ups will be hosted in a 34,000 square meter space, designed to facilitate exchanges between entrepreneurs.
In addition to the Founders Program, developed by Station F, companies will set up their corporate incubators there, such as Microsoft or Facebook. In total, 21 acceleration programs will coexist there. Overview of these different programs hosted at the Halle Freyssinet.
- Microsoft joins forces with INRIA to offer its acceleration program dedicated to artificial intelligence companies. At start-up, 5 to 6 companies are selected to test the program. The long-term objective: to unite a community of around a hundred companies in this booming sector.
- Facebook chose Station F to set up its very first corporate incubator, called the Start-up Garage. For a period of 6 months, the support will concern “Projects that enhance data to create useful services for daily life, health, transport and education“. They will also have to put “at the heart of their activity the trust, transparency and control of users over their dataThe company said in a statement. 12 start-ups were selected to take part in the first promotion, including Jam, Alan and Mapstr.
The video game specialist Ubisoft also announced the launch of an acceleration program within Station F. Dedicated to gaming and entertainment companies, it will be tested with 5 start-ups at start-up.
- Private sell launches Impulse, its incubator specializing in Fashion Tech and retail. 80 workstations will be installed within Station F for this program, which is aimed at start-ups that have already proven themselves. Companies must in fact have between 2 and 6 employees, and have filed their articles of association for more than 18 months to be eligible.
- Thales launches its incubation program dedicated to cybersecurity companies. In total, 20 start-ups will be selected to participate.
On the schools side, theEDHEC, a management school based in Lille and Nice, has chosen to set up a branch of EYE, its incubator, within Station F. HEC is also setting up its incubator there. Schoolab, the Parisian project accelerator, in partnership with the PEPITE Ile-de-France and the PEPITE Ile-de-France, will have 40 workstations on site. The network of Arts et Métiers alumni has also chosen Station F to launch its hardware project accelerator.
Support programs and existing innovation support networks are not to be outdone. The Numa thus announced the launch of a program dedicated to Station F, the Scale Hub. Ashoka announced the launch of Ashoka Village. 72 workstations will be dedicated to social entrepreneurs supported on site. L’Usine.io, specialized in supporting hardware projects, is also launching a dedicated program, called Focus. Impulse Labs, a network of accelerators dedicated to construction, real estate, new forms of mobility and infrastructure, will be present, as will ShakeUpFactory, an accelerator specializing in FoodTech. The American Plug and play associates itself with BNP Paribas to develop a program dedicated to Fintech and Insurtech.
No less than 10 international incubation programs will be hosted on site. It includes Space Green, the program developed by the South Korean Naver, for start-ups specializing in augmented content. Serrinnov, based in China, has also chosen to install a one-year acceleration program at Station F. The American CRM software company Zendesk will have 47 workstations to accelerate projects.
The network of incubators Creative Valley and theFrench Institute of Fashion (IFM) are teaming up to develop an acceleration program dedicated to companies in the creative industries. The Télécom Paris Tech school will support the most advanced companies selected to participate.
The National Council of Automobile Professionals (CNPA), in partnership with Via ID, launches MooveLab, a 6-month course. Start-ups working on the issue of new mobility, members or partners of the CNPA can send an application.
TheBrain and Spinal Cord Institute (ICM) will have around 100 workstations for companies supported by its incubator, the iPEPS.