← Techstars Blog

After months of searching for the best startups in France, Europe and the rest of the world and screening hundreds of applications, I’m excited to announce the 10 companies for the inaugural Techstars Paris class. These elite companies will work at the amazing Partech Shaker startup campus in Paris.

We are grateful for the support of our partners and know that their involvement was a reason many companies applied to our program: Air Liquide, FDJ, Groupama, Renault Group, RCI Bank and Services, and Total.

Techstars Paris attracted entrepreneurs from around the globe — applications from 64 countries, 24% of which came from France. The first class of Techstars Paris Accelerator reflects that diversity of origins with startups coming from California, Portugal, Armenia, Kenya, India, and Luxembourg. Out of 4 French companies, two come from Paris; one from Toulouse and one from Lyon.

The 10 companies joining the program want to launch their product in Europe, and Paris is the place to be when it comes to innovation, quality of the research, quality of engineering, business schools, and level of funding available.

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed and we can’t do it alone. We’re grateful for the support of our partners and our mentors in Paris and around the world.

Presenting Techstars Paris Accelerator Class of 2017…


Security traveling with your data everywhere


HUD GPS for Motorcycles

Hydrologistics Africa

See every drop


A simple monthly subscription for all your insurance needs


Better Customer Service at Scale, through A.I.


Fuel delivery on demand

SnapSwap International S.A.

Automated (24/7/365), compliant, online and mobile onboarding solution


Raw goods financial markets intelligence


Saas platform for real-time visibility on shipping flows (road, sea, air)


An Instant & dynamic carpooling app for short & medium distance commute

Bertier Luyt Bertier Luyt
Bertier is a professional maker-entrepreneur, creative technologist, self educated, father of two kids, and now Managing Director of the Techstars Paris Accelerator. He launched leFabShop, a digital fabrication studio and a community company, early 2012 in France. It’s work has been featured in international press from Wired to Time Magazine, and licensed by Google for Chromebook 2015 commercial.