Station F interiorQueensland start-ups looking to get a foothold in Europe are being urged to consider a stint in Paris at Station F, the world’s largest innovation hub.

With more than 3,000 desks, 26 international start-up programs and a thriving start-up ecosystem, Station F is unique.

After visiting Station F recently, Queensland Deputy Trade and Investment Commissioner for Europe Warren Bartlett said it was a real option that Queensland tech entrepreneurs should consider.

‘It’s an amazing space under one roof, and could be an excellent location for Queensland tech start-ups to launch in Europe,’ he said.

‘Backed by the likes of Business France and La French Tech, it offers a full concierge service to simplify the process of setting up in Paris.

‘And, due to the strong interest from international entrepreneurs, Station F is developing 3 residential towers of co-living space for its community.’

Station F cafeLocated in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, close to the François-Mitterrand Library and the creative Paris Rive Gauche district, Station F also features restaurants, cafes and events that are open to the public.

The Station F Founders Program charges 195 euros a month for a standard desk with access to facilities, while the Station F Fighters Program provides free access for entrepreneurs who face disadvantage of some kind.

Supporting start-ups is one of the actions outlined in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

Queensland start-ups interested in applying to Station F or entering the European market can contact TIQ Europe for more information.