We are extremely proud to have made Paris home to the first Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Europe.
Situated in the heart of the Parisian startup district, we offer a comprehensive 3-month program to help early-stage startups build successful products and solid businesses. Paris has a rapidly-developing ecosystem full of incredible talent, and we designed our program to respond to the specific needs of early-stage startups. If you have a valuable idea and the right team and skills, we can definitely help you accelerate and optimize your road to success.
Our space designed by architect Bernard Mosse is also home to numerous events and workshops, attracting roughly 1,000 visitors (investors, entrepreneurs, journalists) per month and making it a well-known startup hub in the local community.
Having co-founded, built and developed two companies myself, I’m familiar with the challenges faced by today’s entrepreneurs. The whole Microsoft Venture Paris team has set up the perfect program to make the life of an early start-up team easy and successful.
At Microsoft Ventures, we’re not looking to build just another app on a given platform - be it ours; we’re looking to help you create tomorrow’s leading, innovative business at global scale, and making sure you don’t lose time in dead end developments. On top of getting free technical, design and business coaching and mentoring, you’ll have the opportunity to get coaching and mentoring from some of the best entrepreneurs and experts in a variety of fields, from companies like Eventbrite, Deezer, Criteo and from leading VC funds and investors. Many of our teams have already gone on to raise funding or have been selected for prestigious startup competitions and programs.
It is your idea, your skills and your project. We are only here to help you learn and grow faster. So we look forward to receiving your application and getting to know and help you.quote
Jean Ferre | Managing Director of Microsoft Ventures
Chief Operation Manager, Microsoft Ventures Paris
Microsoft Ventures Partner & Manager
Microsoft Ventures Associate & Program Manager
CTO, Microsoft Ventures Paris