Facebook Is Building Its First Startup Incubator in Paris

Some companies will have access to the social giant's resources

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Facebook is starting to friend—and maybe even poke—a new area of innovation outside of Silicon Valley: France.

Facebook has picked Paris as the place to house Startup Garage, its first official startup hub. It will be located inside of Station F, a former railway depot that covers 34,000 square meters. According to a report today in The Financial Times, the space—big enough to hold 1,000 startups—will also be home to a restaurant, auditorium and 3D manufacturing lab.

For its area within Station F, Facebook will host a six-month program for between 10 and 15 startups "dedicated to data," according to a Medium



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