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Microsoft joins new startup campus

(PARIS)

Microsoft is joining a growing number of multinationals committed to running programmes and accelerators at the world’s largest startup campus.

Station F, located in an old Paris train station, was originally built in 1929. It has now been completely revamped and is attracting big names including Facebook, BNP Paribas, former French President François Hollande’s foundation – and now Microsoft.

“Microsoft will work with Station F to establish an on-site Artificial Intelligence (AI) program, helping startups develop AI proof-of-concept projects. We will offer scientific, technological, and business expertise in partnership with Inria, another world leader in AI research,” Jean-Philippe Courtois, EVP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations at Microsoft, wrote on the company’s news pages.

There will be 21 startup programmes on campus, one more than Station F had initially pledged.

“We’re happy to announce we now reached 21 different partners running startup programs dedicated to various industries and topics. Each of them was selected for their expertise in the given sector — but also their international ambition and true dedication to entrepreneurship,” a Station F blog said.

Click here for more information on available programmes and how to apply.

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