Station F

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Station F
PurposeBusiness incubator
  • Paris, France
Key people
Xavier Niel, Roxanne Varza
WebsiteStation F Website

Station F is a business incubator for startups, located in 13th arrondissement of Paris. Noted as the world's largest startup facility.[1]

Situated in a former rail freight depot previously known as la Halle Freyssinet (thereof the "F" in Station F). The 34,000 m2 facility was formally opened by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017 and provides office accommodation for up to 1,000 start-up and early stage businesses as well as for corporate partners such as Facebook, Microsoft and Naver.[2]

Building facilities[edit]

Station F occupies a building designed by French engineer Eugène Freyssinet. First opened in 1929 the former rail depot has been extensively remodeled by architects Wilmotte and Associates to meet the needs of small start-up companies.

As well as 3,000 desk spaces and private meeting facilities, the incubator also hosts a 370-seat auditorium and dining facilities open to the public. Facebook's own Startup Garage in the building will host up to 15 companies on a six monthly cycle and represents the company's first physical space dedicated to startups.[3]

The campus also houses La Felicità, the largest restaurant in Europe with 4,500 square meters from the Big Mamma restaurant group. This giant food court comprises five different Italian eateries.[4]


  1. ^ Medeiros, João (29 June 2017). "Station F, the world's largest startup campus opens in Paris". Wired. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  2. ^ Agnew, Harriet (20 August 2017). "Technology: Macron thinks big in his vision for French unicorns". Financial Times. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  3. ^ Burgess, Matt (1 February 2017). "More than 100 entrepreneurs sign up to help Facebook and Station F find the best startups". Wired. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
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