The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) in its attractiveness mission has also created programs for entrepreneurs and business, among them the YEi Start in France program which has been deployed in three embassies: the Embassy of France in Italy, the Embassy of France in the United States through the Office for Science and Technology and the Embassy of France in South Africa.
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.