Home to over 3,000 start-ups, Paris is the tech hub of France. The region welcomes 37 incubators programs and as of 2016, will house the world’s largest digital business incubator, located in the renovated Halle Freyssinet in the heart of the city.
Being the #1 city in Europe in terms of multinational headquarters, Paris concentrates a critical mass of senior talents with industry expertise. The ecosystem is furthermore supported by a highly qualified workforce and in particular unrivaled engineer and developer talent, very efficient R&D tax credits, and strong start-up support infrastructures.
This has led to France, for the fifth year running, being ranked first in 2015 by the Deloitte “Technology Fast 500 EMEA”, with 87 of the top 500 fastest growth companies based on percentage revenue growth. France is also ranked first in Europe in an index of the 100 most innovative organizations in the world. (Thomson Reuters, 2015)
Notably it is home to the highly successful Criteo, BlaBlaCar, Sigfox and many more.