WHAT KIND OF COMPANIES ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
Techstars Paris is not focused on a specific theme. As such we are looking for the best founders addressing large markets. Noteworthy however is that we will always take into account and favor companies which Techstars Paris’ corporate partners can work with.
HOW MATURE ARE THE COMPANIES THAT YOU SELECT?
There is no norm. We sometimes take very advanced companies that can benefit from our network while learning how to structure their company (processes, human resources etc.) while we sometimes take a team that just has an idea.
HOW MANY and how oftern do you SELECT companies?
Once a year, we select 10 companies to join the new class.
WHEN AnD WHERE DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?
The program starts early September and lasts for 13 weeks up to early December when Demo Day takes place. During the whole duration of the program, the selected companies are hosted in Techstars Paris’ office space which is located in the center of Paris: 33 rue du Mail, 75002 Paris.
HOW MUCH EQUITY DOES TECHSTARS TAKE?
Techstars takes 6% of common shares in exchange for $20k of stipend along with $100k of convertible note that founders are welcome to take.