Connected to Europe and the World
Located at the crossroads of Europe, companies based in Paris Region can enjoy an unrivaled access to a European market of 500+ million customers in Europe but also access other markets such as the African and Asian markets. Benefiting from three international airports offering direct flights to more than 260 destinations worldwide, a high-speed national rail network and a wide underground network, companies in Paris Region are connected to Europe and the rest of the world.
A Gateway to Europe and The World
Companies in Paris Region enjoy unrivaled access to a European market of more than 500 million consumers but also to one of the largest domestic markets on the continent. Businesses which choose to set up or invest here can scale in no time thanks to the Region’s world-class infrastructures and enjoy convenient, fast access to European capitals. Paris Region is connected to three international airports, a high-speed national rail network and boasts a wide underground network. For those wishing to travel around Europe, a high-speed rail network offers rapid and frequent connections from Paris Region to all major European cities, including London, Brussels, Amsterdam, and Geneva. Paris Region is also connected to the rest of the world: more than 260 destinations in 191 countries can be reached directly from one of the region’s three major international airports.
Over €5bn was raised in venture capital in 2019 in France. Geographically speaking, Paris Region remains an undisputed leader in VC funding and crowdfunding, with start-ups accounting for 70% of the amounts raised (€3,519 million) in 2019.
Connect With Prospects
The region is home to one of the largest concentrations of fortune 500 companies in the world. Furthermore, the region boasts a large population with one of the highest per capita GDPs in Europe. Our networking events and targeted networking sessions enable startups and SMEs to get in touch with large corporations looking for innovative solutions and products. We support international startups and innovative SMEs by organizing regular “TechMeetings” which focus on a specific industry or technology. Entrepreneurs are invited to pitch and meet Fortune 500 companies to discuss and create business partnerships.
Sourcing Top Talent
Home to a large, well-educated, and international workforce, Paris Region is an ideal place to source technical skills and top talent. It is to no surprise that the region is ranked the world’s leading destination for R&D investments. In addition, the region’s world-class universities and engineering schools are a major attraction for companies looking to recruit.
Growing Your Business
An extensive network of 400+ incubators, fab labs and coworking spaces allow international companies to hit the ground running and benefit from a collaborative environment. Furthermore, the cost of office space is well below that of other major international cities such as London, Tokyo and San Francisco. In short: companies in Paris Region can afford to expand.
“We believe in France’s potential to be a leader in AI and want to contribute” - Antoine Bordes, Director of AI Research, Facebook
“We’re thrilled to open HubSpot’s doors in Paris and become part of such an innovative, fast-growing tech community in Europe. We are grateful to our local customers and partners for helping us get to this stage today.”- Jeetu Mahtani, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of International Operations, HubSpot