About Us


Organizers of the YEi Start in France competition

The Office for Science and Technology (OST) is composed of 24 staff members located in the French Embassy and 6 consular offices (Washington D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco). The organization is dedicated to bilateral collaborations in Science and Technology

The Boston office is focused on the promotion of innovation with programs to support French and American entrepreneurs to develop their early-stage startups in United States or France.


As of January 1st 2015, the INVEST IN FRANCE AGENCY and UBIFRANCE have merged to create Business France. Through this merger of two state-owned agencies, the French government intends to increase the number of foreign investments in France, support the development of French companies overseas, and better promote France’s business image.

Business France – Invest is responsible for promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It also coordinates initiatives to promote France’s economic attractiveness. Business France – Invest network operates worldwide, with offices in France as well as in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In France, Business France – Invest works in partnership with regional development agencies to offer international investors outstanding business opportunities and customized services.



RETIS, a French innovation network, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote innovation actors and programs in France. Retis’ members include more than 100 Incubators, Business Innovation Centers (BIC), Sciences parks, and Competitiveness Clusters.

Retis’ missions are: lobbying, providing services to the members (training, expertise, counsel), developing entrepreneurship &; international innovation programs.



Paris&Co is the economic development and innovation agency of Paris. Paris&Co prospects and provides support for foreign direct investments, promotes the international attractiveness of Paris abroad, and fosters the Parisian innovation ecosystem through the incubation of startups, the experiment of new solutions, the organization of events and the cooperation between startups and global players.


Paris Région Entreprise supports the development of businesses delivering the most economic, social and ecological added value. Paris Region Entreprises has three primary objectives: To unite players in the Paris Region ecosystem and to coordinate their efforts, To provide businesses with long-term guidance in their development, To attract foreign companies with growth potential into the Paris Region and assist in their settlement.