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For its second year, the Techstars Paris Accelerator is looking for startups that can leverage the use of data in the real world. The program focuses on the data-driven transformation of entire industries, including AI & machine learning, blockchain & token-based economies, customer experience, customer & asset management, cybersecurity & intelligent objects.

Techstars Paris Accelerator is looking for entrepreneurs from all over the world, ready to accelerate their companies in Paris’ thriving startup ecosystem. The three month program will take place in our space at the Partech Shaker from September 10 to December 5, 2018.

In 2017, six out of 10 companies selected for Techstars Paris came from outside of France; in 2018 we’re very happy that Techstars Paris Accelerator has been selected to be part of the French Tech Visa program.

Joining the French Tech Visa program will give Techstars Paris Accelerator an edge to recruit great, talented teams from all over the world.

The French Tech Visa is a simplified, fast-track procedure for international tech talent to obtain a residence work permit known as the “Passeport Talent” in France.

For the second year, I am the managing director of Techstars Paris. I’ll be working alongside Program Manager Queta Gonzalez to meet with startups in different cities around the world, from New York to Tokyo, and all over France. We’re excited to connect with the best startups for the program.

What it’s like be part of Techstars Paris Accelerator

From February 19th to May 13th, meet the Techstars Paris Accelerator team in events and office hours all over the world. Find us in a city near you!



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.