In Gallic gear
What are the hottest start-ups in Paris, the city at the heart of President Macron’s new entrepreneurial Gallic society? Wired has picked its candidates, with young firms ranging from medical to transport outfits.
One of the latter is medtech outfit Damae Medical which boats a handheld probe enabling doctors to instantly diagnose if skin moles are cancerous or benign. Dataiku us helping data scientists to write their very own algorithms and manage datasets, while Sea Bubble is rolling out a fleet of mini rover ferries, and Cityscoot is going electric with urban bikes
Earlier this month, enterprise technology recruitment outfit Montreal Associate reported that London’s position as Europe’s leading tech hub may be under threat from a burgeoning tech entrepreneurship scene in Paris. It sees the French capital attracting both investment and talent away from the UK.
Much of that Parisian excitement is being generated by Station F, a huge innovation hub which opened in the city during the summer. Some 3,000 entrepreneurs are participating in the 26 start-up programmes up and running on the brand new campus, with Facebook, Ubisoft, Thales and Microsoft supporting initiatives.