Famend startup accelerator Techstars is launching in Paris with a brand new 13-week program kicking off later this 12 months.
Based out of Boulder, Colorado in 2006, Techstars has expanded its world footprint over the previous decade to incorporate 27 accelerators unfold throughout the U.S., Europe, and Africa, with current EU hubs in London and Berlin. That it’s including Paris to its worldwide roster is notable, because the French capital strives to capitalize on Brexit and woo fledgling fintech startups primarily based in London.
The Techstars program might be positioned within the Partech Shaker, a startup campus established in 2014 by Partech Ventures, a VC agency arrange in 1982 with hubs in Paris, San Francisco, and Berlin. Partech Ventures lately closed a new $108 million fund for 80 seed-stage startups within the U.S. and Europe, following a new $440 million fund aimed toward growth-stage startups.
“Hosting Techstars at the Partech Shaker is in line with our approach of creating an international entrepreneurial ecosystem in the heart of Paris,” defined Marie Raichvarg, managing director of the Partech Shaker. “Techstars will bring the best startups, both French and international, to the Partech Shaker. It is also a way to offer valuable connections to the startups that we support, and to enrich our network of mentors.”
As soon as chosen, the primary class of Techstars Paris will start their mentoring in September, 2017, and mentors will embody Deliveroo founder William Shu, Fb product director Mike Hudack, and Nuno Simaria, CTO at HelloFresh.