STATION F – Newsletter

☀️ Good afternoon followers ☀

Here are the top 10 things you need to know about STATION F this month. Don’t miss out on the calendar of events and job openings! Enjoy
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Discover Foundation, the startup documentary series
STATION F co-produced with le Studio Next the first ever immersive documentary series that follows 5 STATION F entrepreneurs in their daily lives. Follow them in Paris, San Franscisco and Lisbon, go through their successes, doubts, and their roller-coaster lives in this 8-episode series.
🇫🇷 French speakers, watch the episodes on BFM business each Wednesday on Tech&Co and online
🇬🇧 English speakers, watch the episodes on Techcrunch.com and on foundation-thedoc.com
Watch Now
New resident: LVMH

The rumor was true! LVMH is opening a startup accelerator for LuxuryTech companies called “La Maison des Start-up”. Tonight, they will launch their program in the presence of their CEO Bernard Arnault and STATION F’s Xavier Niel, as well as the startups that were selected to join the program. Welcome, LVMH!

New job board, featuring opportunities with 1,000 startups on campus
STATION F is launching its very own Job Board! STATION F Job board lets applicants from all around the world search for their dream position inside a STATION F startup. Thanks Welcome to the Jungle for being our partner on the Job Board! Learn more on our blog
Find your dream job
5 blockchain startups not to miss at STATION F
For all of you who believe the future is decentralized, we have selected 5 STATION F startups working on blockchain technology and presented them to you on our blog. Read on!
We’ve also hosted a guest post by Glose on how the book industry is being changed by startups.

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Visitors this month: Brigitte, Luxembourg Duke and Duchess, supermodel, CEO of Paypal and Estonian government
The Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg paid us a visit accompanied by Brigitte Macron, France’s First Lady. They met with several of our campus entrepreneurs.
Supermodel Natalia Svoboda also stopped by STATION F (and made quite an effect!) a few days before CEO of Paypal Dan Schulman, who took a bit of time to discuss with selected members of the Founders Program.

We were also happy to welcome members of the Estonian government for a visit, and former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

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A SxSW and STEP Conf recap
Over the past month, our team went to present the French startup ecosystem and STATION F at SxSW and STEP conference in Dubai. We met with dozens of great companies there, thanks for coming to see us!
Top events last month
We’ve had two big movie nights last month. The premiere of Foundation, the startup documentary series, in the presence of Xavier Niel and Roxanne Varza. We also hosted a screening of a great doc called She Started It, organized by La Fondation la France s’Engage in partnership with StartHer.
Our residents were also able to attend a variety of workshops led by top speakers, among which:
  • Drivy’s co-founder and CTO Nicolas Mondollot who came to talk about building a tech team,
  • Stripe’s Olivier Godement who discussed monetization of SaaS businesses,
  • Eventbrite’s co-founder Renaud Visage (also part of the Founders Program Selection Board) shared his experience scaling his business
  • Microsoft’s Jessica Deen came from the US to discuss Open Source methods for DevOps.
These events were residents only, follow us on Instagram to follow them live!
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Events not to miss next month (open to the public)
Fintech Revolution: Tue. Apr 10 2018, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Launch of Data Liberation! More than conference, Fintech R:Evolution, the annual event Fintech R:Evolution of France FinTech is the one real fintech experience.
AMA Leila Janah: Fri. Apr 13 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Join us for a conversation with Leila where she’ll discuss her book, the Give Work model, and what she’s learned building her two ventures.
Trust & Privacy Night 2018 by OneCub Wednesday 25th of April 6:00 – 10:00PM  
Get a chance to discover 20 startups / 20 solutions that can help your organisation quickly go through GDPR!  
Registration here
STATION F for Funding
There were *a lot* of VCs organizing events at STATION F during the past month. Does that mean there will be a lot of funding announcements in the months to come? Hmm… 
  • Daphni’s co-founder Eric Leibovici came to STATION F to share his experience on the fundraising process during a no-tweets/no-pictures secret session, just for residents
  • European VCs met with Female Founders in an event put together by Zendesk’s Rachel Delacour, tackling the issue of funding for women. Great office hours!
  • Corporate VCs vs traditional VCs… AXA strategic venture came to answer the question: Will I look prettier with a CAC40 name in my capital ?
  • Balderton Capital organized a Q&A session with startups currently in a fundraising process, dreaming to join a portfolio that already counts Revolut, Citymapper, Tictail, Sunrise, and many more.
  • UsineIO tackled the sensitive issue of fundraising for hardware companies
  • Ventech organized not one but two Office Hours over the past month to meet early stage companies
There’s a forest inside STATION F Campus (and Paypal’s CEO loves it)
Time to open your chakras… We have a dedicated meditation spot at STATION F, full of green and zen. Spoiler alert: you can see how it feels to have a meeting inside by watching Foundation, episode 2. Paypal’s CEO also stopped by to take a picture inside. Namaste!

See you next month!

Love ❤

STATION F

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