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Startup campus has presidential feel

(FRANCE)

A Paris campus for pioneering startups can claim to have presidential credentials.

Calling itself the world’s largest startup campus, Station F, which will open in a matter of weeks, is set to welcome former French President François Hollande as a tenant. Hollande visited the revamped train station earlier this month to announce his La France s’engage foundation will be moving in. It supports social innovation projects and will join some of the global startup ecosystem’s biggest names – including Facebook – in running programmes from the campus.

The philosophy at Station F is centred around one idea: 90% of entrepreneurs’ problems are solved by other entrepreneurs.

“There are no appointed mentors, no useless partners, no mandatory workshops: we believe in our entrepreneurs’ independence and ambition” says Roxanne Varza, Director of Station F.

Visit its website for more information on how to join the French revolution.

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