Startup42, the first French member of the Global Accelerator Network

Startup42, EPITA’s accelerator, is not even a year old and has already incubated seven startups. It has just joined the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), an exclusive international network for accelerators and incubators.

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Initiated by TechStars, the world’s most prestigious startup acceleration programme and the driving force behind the StartUp America project launched by the White House, GAN now includes approximately 50 startup incubators worldwide, generating over 3,000 jobs and raising nearly $550 million in financing.

StartUp42 is the first French member of this prestigious club. As such, EPITA’s accelerator will be able to give advice on best practices in the world of French startups and benefit in return from recommendations from the other partners.

“Joining the network after being around for less than a year is proof of our programme’s top quality and will help us develop synergies with major partners in the USA and elsewhere in the world”, says Daniel Jarjoura (EPITA graduate, 2006), head of StartUp42. “The GAN community will be a major resource for startups and, we hope, a great chance for the whole French ecosystem to increase its international visibility.”

StartUp42’s next session will start at the beginning of October.