The Ile-de-France region supports local initiatives and strongly encourages entrepreneurship. Discover the numerous incubators, networks and also the help you can apply for to set up your own ecological structure!

Incubators, incubators, gas pedals or business hotspots are extremely numerous in Ile-de-France. The map above represents a part of them to give an idea. If you want to create your own start-up, this is the place to be!

Here are some of the best in Ile-de-France, to be chosen according to the field of your project!

AGORANOV : The science & tech incubator of Paris

An incubation program dedicated to the creation of innovative companies in the industrial & greentech, digital and health sectors. The incubator facilitates access to the skills, tools and infrastructure essential to the success and growth of companies.

Why is it great?

  • Personalized support with a dedicated contact person
  • An acceleration program consisting of training by experts and networking events
  • A dense ecosystem: public research institutions, French and European investors, partners…
  • 2300 m² of infrastructure with private offices, open-space, laboratories, air-conditioned cold room, conviviality areas, cafeteria and terrace!
  • More info: Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, admission is via an application process before a committee of experts.

STARLABS: Incubate, accelerate, innovate

What is StarLabs?
StarLabs offers support programs, a working environment and a community of peers for entrepreneurs. The goal? Become a better entrepreneur through gas pedals focused on digital, fundraising and international.

Why is it great?

  • Ready-to-use offices for teams of all sizes.
  • A family of 200 entrepreneurs to create potential clients and partners
  • Personalized and friendly support to develop your project: find your first customers, increase your sales, scale up, define your financing strategy…
  • 2 meetups organized each month on startup themes: fundraising, HR, growth…
  • Flagship events: the largest pitch competition in the Val d’Oise, the Oscars of Innovation.
  • More info: There are 3 structures in Cergy, Franconville, Sannois, the subscription is from 400€/month.

PI CUBE : Support for innovative projects

What does it mean?
Project leaders from all sectors can benefit from a 360 degree support. The objective? To anchor the talents of the territory and capture new innovative projects that can then be translated into business creations. It’s also a dedicated place that offers a complete residential path for entrepreneurs, from the incubator to the company hotel.

Why is it great?

  • Individual coaching for start-ups: identification and pre-diagnosis of innovative and start-up projects
  • Group workshops on specific topics: fundraising, business plans, intellectual property, etc.
  • External speakers
  • More info : The incubator is located in Mantes-la-Jolie and is part of the Grand Paris Seine & Oise Urban Community.

FRENCH EVENT BOOSTER : The innovation platform for event industry players

What is French Event Booster?
Each year, French Event Booster incubates a group of startups offering products and services related to the event industry. The objective? Accelerate event innovation and design tomorrow’s event. It’s also a coworking space that can accommodate about 30 people.

Why is it great?

  • One year of personalized coaching by the team and a panel of experts.
  • Events open to anyone interested in innovation and the events sector to facilitate meetings between players in the ecosystem.
  • Qualified meetings with industry partners to test innovative solutions on the partners’ experimental grounds.
  • More info: See you at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (15th)

RESIDENCE CREATIS : Innovation platform dedicated to culture, creation and media.

What’s it all about?
Supporting a new generation of entrepreneurs to encourage the emergence of meaningful projects. The objective? To think of new relationships between culture, the media and citizens. But also new ways of transmitting knowledge.

Why is it great?

  • Several support programs developed with the support of the City of Paris and Bpifrance.
  • Labelled Paris Innovation Amorçage and French Tech Tremplin
  • Several work spaces: fixed or mobile coworking, private offices, meeting rooms, event rooms, production studios… all on 2600m². (There is even a food truck!)
  • Direct access to a network of cultural institutions, a community of entrepreneurs, artists and creative people.
  • Conferences, meetings and events around culture and media.
  • More info : The residence is located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, and admission is via application for the class of 2021.

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