This June 29, Station F celebrates its fifth anniversary.
The incubator imagined by Xavier Niel in the former Hall Freyssinet became the largest in Europe.
After complicated beginnings, the place has found its cruising speed and settled in the heart of the Parisian ecosystem, to become essential.
5,015 start-ups have been supported in 5 years, of which 92.4% are still in operation.
Among them, Yuka and its 30 million users in France or Hugging Face, specialist in artificial intelligence and the first of the start-ups incubated at Station F to have become a unicorn.
1.8 billion euros have been raised by young companies within its walls, including 500 million in 2021 alone. More than 85% of the raisings are less than 5 million.
Logic when you think about it: Station F is an incubator, so the place welcomes very young companies.
47,200 jobs have been created in five years.
They left at 1000 and arrived at....
57% of founders had already created a first company.
The serial entrepreneur still has a bright future ahead of him.
41.1% of founders are female founders.
Entrepreneurs are on average 35 years old.
They are aging, they were 31 on average in 2029. And 60% of them have children.