Support for start-ups

When they join Télécom Paris Novation Center, entrepreneurs benefit from specialized support from a dedicated professional team. Over a period of 18 months, digital start-up founders have access to funding, training workshops and networks to help them develop their projects.



Start-ups hosted at Télécom Paris Novation Center benefit from both individual and group coaching:

Dedicated project managers support entrepreneurs and meet with them on a regular basis to provide guidance. More specialized experts (researchers in the school’s laboratories or experienced professionals) may be called upon as well. Mentoring by Télécom Paris alumni is also offered.

Founders and employees of over 30 businesses share the same space, where they work side by side and support one another, forming a community based on discussing entrepreneurship and sharing experiences, networks, and business.


Regular events, such as morning discussions, meetings with large companies, and talks in which entrepreneurs supported in the past share their experience, are held at the incubator.


Specific workshops designed to provide real solutions to problems facing start-ups are organized throughout the incubation period: 700 hours of workshops in 2017.

Greater access to Télécom Paris and Télécom Paris Novation Center networks

Incubated businesses may take advantage of partnerships created by Télécom Paris and Foundation Mines-Télécom with large corporations and SMEs in a wide range of industries.

They also have greater access to organizations that provide support for innovation and funding, business angels networks, and seed and venture capital funds.

They benefit from the school’s networks which include:

  • The school’s research laboratories
  • Alumni and alumni entrepreneurs
  • Engineering students, specialized Master’s students, and Ph.D. students
  • Faculty members and researchers

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