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In 2018, the Techstars Paris Startup Accelerator is made possible by its supporting corporate partners AccorHotels, Air Liquide, FDJ, GEFCO, Groupama, Next47 and Total.

Techstars Paris Accelerator corporate partners represent several hundreds of thousands of employees in over one hundred countries; their accumulated market cap and annual revenues are in the hundreds of billions USD.

They not only provide access to fantastic mentors and industry experts, but also access to resources and business opportunities through commercial partnerships for the startups in program.

For the founders selected for the Techstars Paris Accelerator, it’s a unique opportunity early in the life of the startup to have access to C-Level executives of such amazing companies.

In 2017, during Techstars Paris Demo Day, 11 commercial partnerships had been initiated between the startups and the corporate partners of Techstars Paris Accelerator. These partnerships also present an opportunity for startups that participate in other Techstars Accelerator programs across the globe. Techstars is the worldwide networks that helps entrepreneurs succeed; this applies to connecting startups and partners, no matter what program they are involved with.

We are very proud to have GEFCO and Next47 join Techstars Paris Accelerator for its second year.

GEFCO designs and delivers smart, flexible solutions for complex supply chains. GEFCO Group is the European leader in finished vehicle logistics, and a top 10 global supply chain partner. GEFCO offers truly integrated solutions through its global, multimodal network.

With 300 destinations across five continents, GEFCO’s global network of experts push back boundaries and respond with agility to the most demanding supply chain challenges. GEFCO customers benefit from unrivaled expertise in a growing range of 10+ business sectors.

GEFCO will provide to the startups in program:

  • Opportunities to run pilots in most relevant Country Operation with relevant facilities and motivated talents
  • Strong logistics and supply chain business expertise
  • Flexible and responsive work environment that will nurture win-win partnerships

Next47 is a global venture firm created by Siemens that invests in, and partners with, entrepreneurs who think big and build industry-defining companies. With offices in Boston, Beijing, London, Munich, and Palo Alto, Next47 gives startups unparalleled access to one of the world’s largest portfolios of customers in the areas of industry, energy and infrastructure as well as domain expertise in the deep technologies that impact those customers.

We are currently accepting applications for the Techstars Paris Accelerator.

Don’t miss your chance to apply! The deadline to apply is May 13, 2018.

Scott Ford Scott Ford
Scott is an executive and founder with experience in technology and early-stage companies. He leads the Techstars global accelerator programs.