Paris Business Acceleration Programme
Amsterdam-based startups looking to expand into France are invited to apply for a programme called ParisLandingPack/Explore. This month-long business acceleration programme is offered by Paris&Co in collaboration with StartupAmsterdam. It takes place in October and is designed for fast-growing startups under 10 years old, preferably in the following fields:
• Creative and cultural industries
• Traveltech and tourism
• Mobility and Smart City
• Digital content
4 weeks in Paris
ParisLandingPack/Explore will help foreign entrepreneurs validate their product within the French market and explore business opportunities in Paris. During the four-week programme you will be provided with workshops, events and connections to the world of Parisian innovation. Participants receive a free desk in a co-working space with international character that is located in a top neighbourhood in Paris. ParisLandingPack/Explore recruits startups from various international cities (reserving five spots for applicants from Amsterdam) allowing you to exchange insights and viewpoints with international entrepreneurs.
Apply for the programme here. Applications close on 21 August 2016. The selected startups will be announced on 6 September and the programme begins in October 2016. Please contact Paris&Co if you would like to arrange to bring your team with you.
StartupAmsterdam and Paris&Co
Paris&Co is the economic development and innovation agency of Paris. It is the biggest incubator in Europe with more than 200 startups on 10 different sites all over Paris.
In March 2016 Amsterdam and Paris announced a collaboration designed to support startup entrepreneurs. Both cities signed a memorandum agreeing to provide workspaces and share networks and advice on conducting business in Amsterdam and Paris. The goal is to help startups to rapidly expand their market and grow their businesses in Europe.