After 13 weeks of intensive work, the ten startups selected to participate to Techstars Paris are finally pitching in front of more than 450 people, including 150 investors, the six corporate partners of the program (Air Liquide, FDJ, Groupama, Renault Group, RCI Bank and Services, Total and Accor Hotels), the tech community and journalists. The Demo Day is taking place in Paris, at Station F, the world’s biggest incubator.
For this edition, hundreds of startups from 64 countries applied to Techstars Paris, and only ten startups were selected. The startups are coming from California, Portugal, Armenia, Kenya, India, Luxembourg and France. During the first phase of the program, the startups took part in more than 200 meetings, workshops and mentoring sessions. These sessions enabled the startups to select their lead mentors and to work more closely with them during these past months. During the second phase, the startups participated to 12 workshops and worked with Techstars team to define their strategy, their financial model, develop their product and prepare their pitch for the Demo Day.