London-based proptech startup GuestReady will be joining Station F’s inaugural Founders Program in July 2017.
Station F, located in the south-east of Paris, is touted to be the world’s biggest startup campus. Backed by Xavier Niel and directed by Roxanne Varza, it is planned that 1000 startups will be working from this 34,000 square meter community space.
Apart from a handful of startups selected for the Founders Program, the vast majority will move there as part of incubation programs run by global giants like Facebook, vente-privee.com, and Zendesk. There will also be VC firms, lawyers, accountants, a post office and restaurants. The idea is to have everything an entrepreneur needs in the same space, so you don’t ever have to leave the building, and focus on building things.
Bertrand Desies, co-founder and MD France at GuestReady, said: “We applied to the Founders Program in January, and were invited in February to record a short video answering questions about our product and the market, and about our team for the next round.
“After further screening by a selection board of entrepreneurs based in 21 countries, including the likes of Ida Tin of female health startup Clue, and Eric Wahlforss of Soundcloud, we got the news in April that we have been selected for the program.”
GuestReady plans to use this opportunity to access the ecosystem and build its reach further into the French market.
Alexander Limpert, CEO of GuestReady,said: “We look forward to sharing space and discussing ideas with other entrepreneurs and mentors of the Founders Program to deepen our reach in the French market.
“We also look forward to sharing our experience as a global company to help other startups scale internationally. We are, after all, a product of the sharing economy.”