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Please note that while the application deadline has passed for our next Paris cohort, exceptional candidates will still be considered for a place.

Located within Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus, our Paris cohorts bring together exceptional people to build globally important companies.

Building across a variety of sectors including industry 4.0, retail and healthcare, our Paris companies have gained huge amounts of traction in a short amount of time.

Companies built through our Paris cohorts include PacketAI, who raised €2.1M in seed funding for their IT incident prediction solution; Fairbrics, who are creating carbon negative materials for the fashion industry by converting harmful CO2 into fabrics; and Flowlity, an AI-powered supply chain planning solution who recently signed La Redoute as a customer.

Our community

We’ve welcomed founders from a huge variety of professional and academic backgrounds to apply their unique insight.

You’ll meet a pool of impressive people like Henri, who graduated from CentraleSupelec aged just 20, and Joanne, an expert in the manipulation of biological molecules.

Meet our Paris community
“In less than two months, I felt I’d reached out and I’d done something much faster than what I’d done in all my academic years, which have given me my background, but didn’t give me this freedom of saying that I can do whatever I want in this world and leave a mark.”
Life on the programme

"They help you to be able to focus on what matters."

Hubert, CEO of Leakmited which he founded through our programme, shares the value of the EF team.

How our programme works
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Which investors have invested in EF Paris companies at seed stage?
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Over the past 2 years, startups created during the EF Paris programme have received investment from VC funds based in France, but also in the US, in the UK and in other EU member states such as Germany or Austria. For instance, Elaia invested in QantEvXAnge invested in Core Biogenesis and 42CAP invested in Flowlity. Other startups, such as Omini, have received investment from a consortium of business angels.

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Do I need to be able to speak a particular language?
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The programme is run in English, and is the common language used by participants amongst each other. Therefore, you will need to be comfortable speaking and working in English.

You therefore do not need to be able to speak French in order to take part – however, it’s always helpful to have some proficiency as you’ll be living and working in Paris for the duration of the programme.

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Can I get a visa to take part?
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We are able to connect offer holders for our Paris programme with immigration specialists who can support in your relocation and provide you with the visa options based on your personal circumstances.

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How does financial support during Form work in Paris?
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Entrepreneur First funds you as an individual from Day 1, and if you form a company, we are your first investor. To start we will pay you €2,000 a month for 3 months during Form. If you leave Entrepreneur First at the end of Form or Launch the stipend is yours to keep.

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How does investment during Launch work?
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If your company is offered a place on Launch we invest £80,000 in Paris in return for a 10% equity stake in your company.